CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING: City RDC elects to demolish building

COLUMBIA CITY — The building at the corner of Line and Van Buren Streets is expected to be a parking lot by June, officials say.Columbia City’s Redevelopment Commission (RDC) purchased the building located at 306 W. Van Buren St. from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, which has since relocated to a building on South Main Street. While the RDC hoped to utilize the building until the property was sold to a developer, plans were changed.“The RDC decided it wasn’t economical or feasible to repair the building,” said Community Development Director Jeff Walker. “The roof is shot. We had to bring in electricians to disconnect certain wiring because water is leaking in the building.”To read the rest of this story, see the March 27 of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.