West Main Closure Update – 8/30

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

In an ongoing 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

It has been 67 days since West Main Street between Plum and Cherry Streets was closed due to the grave concerns of the collapse of the Tavern Building. It has been 12 days since the Common Pleas Court-appointed Structural Engineer inspected the building. As of today, no report has been submitted, no hearing has been scheduled, and no rulings on pending Court motions have been decided.

BACKGROUND

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 that “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.

CONTACT

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 you have questions.