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City of Prince Rupert tears down derelict building

The old apartment building on the corner of 8th Avenue West and Fulton St. has been reduced to a pile of rubble.  - Shaun Thomas
The old apartment building on the corner of 8th Avenue West and Fulton St. has been reduced to a pile of rubble.
— image credit: Shaun Thomas

A former apartment building in Prince Rupert has been reduced to rubble.

The blue and white building at 801 Fulton Street, right at the corner of Fulton and 8th Avenue West, was torn down today. In addition to being reported as "an eyesore" by residents, an inspection by the fire chief and city building inspector showed the back of the building was falling apart and was not structurally stable. The order to demolish the building came in May of 2012.

While the cost of the demolition is still being tallied, acting City Manager Dan Rodin said the bill will be given to the owner. If the bill isn't paid, the total gets added to the property taxes for the site.

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