WORCESTER – It took a little over a year, but the demolition of the former Barber’s Crossing on West Boylston St. ordered by the City of Worcester back in March 2018 was finally fulfilled on Tuesday.
The building and property — which was located at 321 W. Boylston St. — is owned by Louise Zottoli of Holden. The property was abandoned since 2006 and had remained in a state of disrepair since.
According to the City of Worcester, the City will place a lien on the property for the costs incurred for the demolition.
The more than 16-month delay in the demolition occurred because the City had to remove environmental hazards from the property and couldn’t file a building permit for the property until those hazards were removed and a certificate of compliance was issued.
Associated Building Wreckers submitted a permit for the project back in mid-June. The company also had to wait for the environmental clean-up of the area and were only able to demolish the building until their schedule allowed it.
Around the same time that Associated Building Wreckers submitted the permit, a construction trailer was placed at the property.
Current District 1 City Councilor Sean Rose and former District 1 councilor Tony Economou both praised the the City for their efforts to remove the building and addressing the issues the decayed building had on the Greendale area of the city.
Lead photo: Courtesy of Sean Rose, District 1 City Councilor/Facebook
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