The City of North Vancouver staff will ask council approval to get a property owner to demolish the main building and the foundation of the main building at 2009 Mahon Avenue.
The owner will also be required to dispose of the material at an appropriate disposal facility, and to fill in and cover the excavated area.
If the owner doesn’t comply, the council can act to demolish the property with the owner having to pay the cost.
CNV has repeatedly provided the owner with information and deadlines on how to remedy the safety concerns and bylaw violations following a fire incident at the property last year.
In August last year, after numerous correspondence and deadlines, the owner complied and removed a considerable amount of debris.
On October 2, 2019, city granted a demolition permit for the main building on the property. That permit has been extended twice but only minimal progress has taken place, according to a staff report.
It is staff’s view that the main building is dilapidated and unclean to the extent that it is offensive to the community, especially considering that it is surrounded by well-maintained single-family homes.
It would cost between $30,000 and $40,000 to demolish the building.
If the owner defaults on carrying out the Remedial Action Order, then CNV can act to complete the remedial action requirements and the costs can be charged back to the owner.