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Crumbling building to be protected by barricades



This news story was published on September 20, 2012.
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Debris has already fallen from the side of 514 South Federal Avenue onto the parking lot below.

MASON CITY – A crumbling building on South Federal Avenue in Mason City may be a safety hazard and city officials are acting Thursday to correct the situation.

An NIT reader alerted the public to the situation at 514 South Federal Avenue, formerly a Pizza Hut Delivery business.  The north side of the building is peeling away and chunks are falling to the ground below.

“Can the city please cleanup the mess in the parking area next to the Old Pizza Hut Delivery,” the NIT reader posted in the NIT Whiner’s Den.  “Someone is gonna get hurt from falling bricks.”

A contact was made to Neighborhood Services Manager Pat Otto, who promptly let NIT know that her team was taking care of the situation.

“The owner (listed in online records as TIERNEY HOLDINGS LLC) has been contacted and proper barricades will be set up this afternoon around the north side of the property to keep pedestrians out of harms way until appropriate repairs can be made.

Until the barricades are up, either do not park on the north side of the building, or wear a hard hat and make sure your insurance is up to date.

NIT will check later to see if barricades or any other corrective measures were taken.

514 South Federal Avenue is peeling away on its north side and debris is falling. Be careful.

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5 Responses to Crumbling building to be protected by barricades

  1. Jessica Tierney Reply Report comment

    September 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I would just like to share that we only purchased this building in the past month. We have been in the process of moving the machine shop (J & J Machining) and have not had a chance to get to this property yet. It is in the plans to get to it shortly.

  2. jimmy Smithe Reply Report comment

    September 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Wow! Pat got off her ass on that one. She has either gotten her ass anchored to her desk or she glued down all the complaints on Russ Hardy’s north end nightmare buildings. Clean those up too. Oh wait maybe a restaurant could open up and feature pigeon shit stew.They would have several floors full to use for the meals. It’s ridiculous that nothing gets done up there!

  3. mcdgk Reply Report comment

    September 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Does anyone know if this bldg is of any historical significance?

  4. Enrico Pilazzo Reply Report comment

    September 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Damn North End.

  5. LVS Reply Report comment

    September 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The whole South End is falling apart.