Sheen Street building facing demolition

Mike Carson
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SUMMERSIDE –A vacant, deteriorating residence on Sheen Street that has become a drug house and a home for raccoons and rats is facing demolition.

A derelict building on Sheen Street has raised concerns among neighbouring property owners. City council will deal with a demolition order when it meets on Dec. 16.

The city has been dealing with the issue since August, attempting to locate the owner or the owner’s next of kin without success. City staff has also inspected the property and has ensured that it is secured.

City council gave approval Monday night, for city staff to make an effort to find a title holder to deal with the property at 506 Sheen St.. If no one is found, the city will raze the building.

Councillor Cory Thomas, chairman of the city’s technical services commission, said the city will not wait long to decide the building’s fate.

He said if someone does come forward, the person will have 12 months to bring the building up to code.

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