The Geneva City Council is expressing concern over the condition of a vacant downtown building at 29 Linden St.
The long-vacant building has been a sight for sore eyes for years. A previous City Council spent four years trying address issues with the building, but a redevelopment plan fell through, according to Finger Lakes Times. Now, the current City Council wants action to be taken.
Building owner Calvin Ruthven was handed down orders to make certain repairs to the structure within two months, including façade painting, wall repairs, and new columns and crossbeams to improve the structure’s appearance.
Currently, the City of Geneva does not have the legal go-ahead to order the building be demolished because, despite its appearance, the structure is stable. If Ruthven does not comply with the repair deadline, Neal Braman, the city’s planning and zoning officer and development services manager, said the matter will go in front of a judge.
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