Crumbling Building In St. Augustine's Historic District Will Be Demolished

Jul 17, 2018

The crumbling building at 9  Avilés Street in Old St. Augustine is coming down.

The city issued the required demolition permits Monday.

The owner of the building had planned to remove the roof but further inspection found the building was beyond saving.

He has 10 days from Monday, July 28 to get rid of the building. All the work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Avilés Street has been closed to vehicles since the Fourth of July holiday.

City officials said businesses along that stretch of road will remain open and people can still come and shop despite the demolition work.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.