Weise construction was hard at work Friday morning taking down a long blighted building on the east end of the city.
303 Chestnut St. has been an eyesore for many years. City officials tell the New Britain Journal that the building had to come down due to emergency circumstances.
The property had become structurally unsound, warranting the building department to issue an order for an emergency demolition. The city scrambled to find funding to make it happen but thankfully there were opportunities available through the department of municipal developments’ housing and urban development funding.
The demolition cost approximately $70,000.
There are no plans for any new construction on this site, and the city is considering allowing parking to accommodate the numerous houses in the immediate vicinity that do not have any Parking lots - causing an influx of illegal on -street parking in the area.