City of Prince Rupert tears down derelict building
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.