Dangerous Buildings and Vacant Property Operations historically has been known for the demolition of dangerous buildings, but recent adjustments in service delivery are focusing on inventorying vacant structures throughout the city to investigate why structures become vacant and explore options for rehabilitation. During this process, steps are taken to secure each structure and determine the feasibility of renovating the structure.
Partnerships with the Police and Fire departments continue to bring faster and more effective responses to fire-damaged structures and vacant houses that solicit criminal activities. These partnerships allow the Dangerous Buildings and Vacant Property Operations Division to eliminate conditions that threaten the health, safety and well-being of our neighborhoods in a shorter period of time.
New: As of late 2010, all open Dangerous Building cases are scored by inspectors according to several objective criteria, including age of the case, severity of the damage to the structure, proximity to parks, schools, and major streets, and likelihood of being repaired. The total score for all cases is currently available online as a PDF document; there are plans to make it available in other ways in the future. If you have questions about the score for a particular case, please contact the inspector responsible for monitoring the case, by calling 816-513-8430.