|Updated: 8/21/2012 3:27 pm
||Published: 8/21/2012 3:26 pm
The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County are collaborating efforts to remove a structure that has been abandoned since 2009.
The demolition will take place on Aug. 22, 9 a.m. at 1313 E. 62nd St. Many code violations were reported to City of Tulsa Code Enforcement earlier this year and in June, the property was included in the Tulsa County Tax Sale. There were no offers for the property during the tax sale, which immediately transferred the deed of the property over to Tulsa County.
"This is a great project that the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County are working on for the betterment of the community," Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. "Not only did this structure serve as a blight and public safety nuisance to the neighborhood, but after the structure is demolished, revitalization in the area can move forward."
Since the property has been abandoned, both the Tulsa Police and Fire Departments have responded to multiple calls at the structure. With the structure deemed a nuisance, Tulsa County is paying for the demolition and the City of Tulsa Code Enforcement is coordinating the demolition.
“Any time you get rid of dilapidated structures you improve the neighborhood and property values,” Tulsa County Commissioner Karen Keith said. “Clearing the ground will open this location up to a higher and better use of the land and gives Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa another opportunity to work together for the good of the region.”