Guest post and photo by the Hawthorne Hawkman
The fate of 2222 4th St N was ultimately decided at the Friday, December 4 city council meeting. Click here for an agenda of that meeting, and here to watch the webcast.
Don Samuels brought forward a consent motion to adopt all of the items under the Public Safety and Regulatory Services agenda at the 18:30 mark of the video. Diane Hofstede made a remark about how long the property at 2222 4th St N has been before PS & RS until it has finally come to the point of demolition. The owner, Mahmood Khan, had some time even over the past few weeks to demonstrate an ability to comply with the restoration agreement, and apparently did not.
After a side discussion about grocery stores, the council voted on all remaining PS & RS items (including 2222) at the 27:00 mark. If Khan was in attendance, he made no attempt to speak. And this is how a historic problem property ends, not with a fierce debate or threats of lawsuits, but with a roll call voice vote that is even more bland than this blog describes it.
(Do not click "Read More," but do be glad about the demise of yet another problem property.)