Demolition by neglect

Demolition by neglect

The exact opposite of preservation by maintenance; any building or site that is not taken care of on a regular basis is a potential candidate for the eventual disuse, disrepair, and ultimate need for demolition.
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The new legislation replaces the outdated Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990, aligning WA with other States by ensuring better protections for important heritage places, particularly those left to 'demolition by neglect'.
Mary's School as well as for Galena to pass a "demolition by neglect" ordinance to prevent historic buildings in private ownership from reaching such a state of disrepair.
What makes this house different from the handful of others that have earned the description "demolition by neglect" is that it's owned by Little Rock lawyer and former state Rep.
Last August, the Landmarks Commission threatened legal action citing "demolition by neglect" against the BCA unless the organization restored the building.
Only very rarely did I have to describe a property's condition as "Demolition by Neglect" - a bona fide term in historic preservation circles - but Civic Stadium has achieved that status.
Kelly expert and Beechworth resident Ian Jones warned the prison is suffering "demolition by neglect" and added: "The fabric of that jail has been rotting for four years."
A.6980 HOYT Protect historic districts and landmarks from demolition by neglect by allowing regulations prohibiting improper or lack of maintenance.
The unintended consequence is "demolition by neglect"--property owners let their properties deteriorate to the point where inspectors have to condemn the building, allowing them to circumvent the ordinance, tear down the building, and develop the property.
"Demolition by neglect would be a shame for Framingham, for Massachusetts, and for Sarah Clayes," Murphy said.
The new legislation will replace the outdated Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 and bring Western Australia in line with other States to ensure better protections for important heritage places, in particular, those left to 'demolition by neglect'.
Not only do owners require permission from the Landmarks Commission before making minimal alterations to their property, the Landmarks Law requires that the buildings must be kept in good condition at the expense of the owner in order to prevent "demolition by neglect."
The proposed approach is also consistent with the Council objective of addressing issues of heritage building demolition by neglect.