A storage building owned by Chad Hunziker will be spared destruction. The Macomb City Council removed it from a list of buildings slated for demolition.
Alderman-at-large Don Wynn says Hunziker has made a lot of improvements to the building.
He says, “I went out and looked at that building. And it's, from the outside of it, it's pretty secure. I mean, it's got a new roof on it (It) does have some problems.”
Fifth-ward Alderman Dave Dorsett says the progress must continue.
A property owner is trying to prevent one of his buildings from being demolished under Macomb's “Fix or Flatten” program for dilapidated structures.
Chad Hunziker, who is a landlord, said he is using the building at 121 South Albert Street as a warehouse to store appliances and other items. He told aldermen the building is not unsafe.
“We're trying to be proactive here and I think we try to work with the city well,” Hunziker said.
But Fourth Ward Alderman Thomas Koch said photos of the building show there are a number of loose bricks.