The Hillsdale Office of Code Enforcement condemned a building on Broad Street and ordered its demolition, pending a court appeal.

Condemned building faces demolition. Joshua Paladino

A notice of violation posted outside 23 and 25 N. Broad St. — just north of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church — declared the building a public safety threat.

“The structure located on the premises has been damaged by deterioration, neglect, abandonment, or other cause to such an extent that it is likely to partially or completely collapse, or to become detached or dislodged,” the notice said. It also referenced “periodic episodes of exterior bricks falling from the structure” as a reason for demolition.

The building belongs to Hillsdale resident Jeff Fazekas. Before the city condemned the buildings, he operated his business, Mortgage Management LLC, from it.

The Collegian could not reach Fazekas for comment.

The notice requires Fazekas to repair or demolish the structure by Jan. 23, 2018. The city will likely delay the mandate while the court hears Fazekas’ case.

  • Ellsworth_Toohey

    The condemnation notice is dated 1/25/17. That’s 10 months ago. Did something trigger the story?

  • Jonny-O

    A significant piece of the historic mainstreet streetscape and they’re letting it get torn down.