Renovation is taking satisfactory steps towards saving 307 N. Spring Street, according to city officials.
“Work is almost to the point where it could be considered just a building permit,” said Community Development Department director David Baird. “The property owners have completed everything requested of them.”
The city ordered the building leveled earlier this year due to it being considered unsafe and unsalvageable after a third-party inspection. In May, the structure was given a temporary reprieve after property owners Graciela Ramirez and Jose Manuel Hernandez agreed to a contract with Community Development that outlined steps to make the building safe and timeline for its renovation.
When asked if the building would be considered safe, Baird hesitated, “The basement has been stabilized. Not the entire building. Work still needs to be completed on the second and third floors before the entire building would be considered safe.”
Owners were attempting to restore the building to be used as split commercial and residential.
Little is known about the property’s history. Warren County records show 1900 as the year of construction, which makes the building 122 years old.