245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

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245 W 3rd Street (Drew Mansion aka "The Castle")

Post by movedsouth » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:36 pm

This is the "Castle" at the corner of 3rd and Pearl. I believe someone lived in there until about a year ago and a few month ago they had the big estate sale. Ever since then, the property is even more deteriorating.

When I walked by earlier today, I saw that they house is now condemned and the doors (not the windows) are boarded up.

This would be a prime candidate for a mothballing. The house is extremely nice, but in bad shape and needs probably more work then anybody would be willing to pay for right now. But if left open, the house will come down in a couple years.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by Debbie Thompson » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:09 pm

Very sad. Chris Farley said the widening of Pearl Street and the new bridge brought heavy traffic too close and damaged the foundation. Apparently, a former owner was provided funds to perform repairs and chose not to use them for that. At least, that's what I heard. Don't know if it's true or not.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by jbm32206 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:17 pm

I had heard the same thing about the awarding of money and that the owner (at the time) did not have the repairs done.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by iloveionia » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:57 pm

I read on metrojacksonville that it has an orange condemned sign. I requested the active case file from MCCD. Will post the file once I upload to my desktop.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by iloveionia » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:26 pm

While I agree this home needs love, the CARE system did indeed put the home into the "system." Someone complained, MCCD responds.
Kudos however for taking action to secure the property by boarding.
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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by movedsouth » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:21 pm

One entry of concern:

"Cost of required repairs expected to exceed 50% of bldg.'s assessed value (if repaired, it must meet new construction standards.)."

This is part of the last document (CASE 2011-77079, dated April 2011 which let to the condemnation of the building)

Overall, that report reads very grim.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by jmarkusic » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:04 pm

movedsouth wrote:One entry of concern:

"Cost of required repairs expected to exceed 50% of bldg.'s assessed value (if repaired, it must meet new construction standards.)."

This is part of the last document (CASE 2011-77079, dated April 2011 which let to the condemnation of the building)

Overall, that report reads very grim.

By and by, the 50% of assessed value is not longer valid. It is now ( for the last few years...) 75% of the structure must be in need of repair or replacement before the entire structure must be brought up to current code. The 75% is currently determined by working with one of the building inspectors and is extremely rare.

It is then only what must be replaced that must meet code. In other words, if you need to replace one sill, only the new sill must have things like hurricane clips and there is no requirement to add anything to the existing structures.

That comment about code makes the financial aspects appear more than they really are.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by karla » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:59 am

Joe, that information needs to be made apparent to the commission. They probably don't even know it and will go with what MCCD says.

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by movedsouth » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:19 am

Someone has taken up residence on the front porch. There has been a mattress on it for a while, but when I checked last night, a new blanket was added. I haven't run into whoever uses it yet. The front porch is full of junk. Does anybody have contact info for the owner?

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Re: 245 W 3rd Street

Post by iloveionia » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:12 am

Crispie.
But only with the bank.

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