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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.