Alabaster tearing down 3 dilapidated properties

Published 9:36 am Tuesday, February 5, 2019

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The city of Alabaster will move forward with tearing down and clearing a trio of dilapidated properties along and off Old Highway 31, after the City Council agreed to proceed during a Feb. 4 meeting.

Council members voted unanimously during the meeting to authorize the demolition and clearing of properties at 572 Old Highway 31, 62 12th Ave. S.E. and 160 12th Ave. S.E.

Twelfth Avenue Southeast is located between U.S. 31 and U.S. 31 near Interstate 65, and the city’s Housing Abatement Board previously voted to recommend the properties be torn down as they were posing public nuisance and safety hazards.

The council voted on the demolitions after holding public hearings on the properties, during which nobody spoke for or against.

As a result of the votes, the city will now bid out the demolition projects, and will award the bids during an upcoming meeting.

Once the bids are approved, the city will then decide if it will attach the cost of the demolitions as liens against the properties, which would have to be repaid before the properties could be resold in the future.