MASON CITY – Atlas Enterprises, working for Community Benefit Mason City, continues to prepare the Egloff House and three other historic homes in the East Park Place neighborhood for relocation. The Egloff House has been split into two pieces, and last week the front half of the house was lifted from the foundation. The other three houses have been removed from their foundations. No firm date for moving the houses has been set, but city officials anticipate the move will occur in November.
In addition to the move preparation work, McKiness Excavating has been demolishing the house foundations, removing flatwork and completing the final grading of the lots. Artisan Landscaping will begin seeding the lots later this week. Multiple trades working in a small area pose a danger to the public.
To create a safe work area, 7th St. NE has been closed between N. Carolina Avenue and N. Hampshire Avenue; N. Carolina Place has also been closed between 7th St. NE and 8th St. NE.
City officials claim that they “understand” that the public is curious about the project and ask that citizens respect the “Road Closed” signs and not enter the work area, either on foot or in a vehicle. The City and Community Benefit Mason City post regular updates on the move progress on the Egloff House’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/The-Egloff-House; this is the best way to keep updated on the project.
City officials further warned that “any unauthorized person entering the work area may be removed to a safe area.”