Wednesday, August 9, 2023
In an on-going effort to keep our downtown businesses, residents and visitors informed as to the latest status of the West Main Street closure, we are providing a weekly update each Wednesday until the Cherry Street to Plum Street block is opened back up to vehicles.
CURRENT STATUS AS OF ABOVE DATE
On July 21, 2023 the Miami County Chief Building Official (CBO) filed a motion with the Common Pleas Court to stop the enforcement (or ‘Stay’) of the Court’s June 23rd order regarding selecting another Structural Engineer to review previous engineering reports and complete a thorough inspection of the Tavern Building. The CBO requested that Stay to allow the Second District Court of Appeals to consider the CBO’s appeal of that June 23rd Common Pleas order. On August 7, 2023 the Common Pleas Court overruled the CBO’s motion.
The Court’s Structural Engineer Daniel Geers has scheduled an inspection of the Tavern Building for Friday, August 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., one day short of eight weeks after the West Main Street closure in the block between Cherry and Plum Streets.
On June 16, 2023 the Miami County/Troy Chief Building Official (CBO), his Structural Engineer, as well as the Troy Fire Chief and Assistant Chiefs conducted an on-site inspection of the building located at 112-118 West Main Street, also known as the Tavern Building. As a result of that inspection, the CBO’s Structural Engineer determined “the possibility of collapse of the northern wall of this structure is a grave concern…it is obvious that this structure is beyond reasonable repair and should be demolished due to it being a safety concern for human life and potential damage to adjacent structures.”
Based on that report, the Miami County Prosecutor filed a court motion requesting the Judge to order the building demolished. The CBO and Fire Chief also certified “…that the demolition of [The Tavern Building] is required by public safety because of unsafe or dangerous conditions.” On June 24th, the City installed barricades at the intersections of West Main Street between Cherry and Plum Streets. That section of West Main Street remains closed to vehicular traffic, as well as to pedestrian traffic in front of the Tavern Building.
The City of Troy is committed to providing up-to-the-minute information regarding this unfortunate issue and will be monitoring its status and will post updates on our social media and websites. Contact (937) 335-1725 if questions.