Remaining McClung Warehouses building to be demolished

Remaining McClung Warehouses building to be demolished

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In a statement to the Knoxville City Council, Mayor Madeline Rogero told members that the building will be torn down for public safety reasons. In a statement to the Knoxville City Council, Mayor Madeline Rogero told members that the building will be torn down for public safety reasons.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The lone McClung Warehouse building not destroyed by fire will be demolished.

In a statement to the Knoxville City Council, Mayor Madeline Rogero told members that the building will be torn down for public safety reasons.

massive fire sparked early Saturday morning, burning through two buildings of the historic property on the corner of Broadway and Jackson Avenue.

One of those buildings partially collapsed. The Knoxville Fire Department demolished the rest of it later that same afternoon.

The property had been plagued by problems for several years, most notably in February 2007, when another massive fire destroyed three of the original five buildings.

The city paid $1.4 million last November and obtained the title to the facility.

Rogero said that city officials are hopeful that a developer or developers may be able to assume ownership of the properties by the end of the year.

 

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