City of Utica heading to court over HSBC building

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Sam

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 26, 2013
What a waste of time The company that owns this building will not pay a dollar to fix or demo this building, The tax payers of Utica and Oneida county will pay the bill
SureThing

Utica, NY

#2 Jan 27, 2013
Why doesn't the city seize the building and auction it off like they hae with other buildings around the city? Better stil, movie city hall in there.
Old Timer

Utica, NY

#3 Jan 27, 2013
Sam wrote:
What a waste of time The company that owns this building will not pay a dollar to fix or demo this building, The tax payers of Utica and Oneida county will pay the bill
Why can't they go ahead and demo the bldg as it is not savageable and then send the bill to the Company that own it.

If they don't pay, get a Judgement against them and seize their assets for the cost of the demo.

On a demo cost for this huge bldg, it will warrant going after the owner and pursueing the matter in Court until their assets are seized.
burn it

Utica, NY

#4 Jan 28, 2013
The loser that owns this building should be sued for criminal negligence. You can't trust outsiders. Take a lesson from this situation and from Piers & Blake. It's too easy for these people to blow out of town when the tax man cometh.
lol

Rome, NY

#5 Jan 28, 2013
all that bldg needs is to be gutted and redone . they should give it to who ever has 5years taxes up front theyl be the ones that actually fix it
Kevin

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 28, 2013
SureThing wrote:
Why doesn't the city seize the building and auction it off like they hae with other buildings around the city? Better stil, movie city hall in there.
who would buy this building No one
Kevin

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't they go ahead and demo the bldg as it is not savageable and then send the bill to the Company that own it.
If they don't pay, get a Judgement against them and seize their assets for the cost of the demo.
On a demo cost for this huge bldg, it will warrant going after the owner and pursueing the matter in Court until their assets are seized.
Yes demo that building, I would like to see The City of Utica seize the owner of this building assets, The Company has better lawyers that Utica could afford Looks as if the Tax payers of Utica will pay the bill Nice job spending hte tax payers money.
speak out

Utica, NY

#8 Jan 28, 2013
it the water on top of the building still or did it collapse into the building
duke

Utica, NY

#9 Jan 28, 2013
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>Why can't they go ahead and demo the bldg as it is not savageable and then send the bill to the Company that own it.
If they don't pay, get a Judgement against them and seize their assets for the cost of the demo.
On a demo cost for this huge bldg, it will warrant going after the owner and pursueing the matter in Court until their assets are seized.
Did we get the money from Klotz for the James St. fier demo? Did we get the money for the demo of Many's? Thats why.
speak out

Utica, NY

#10 Jan 28, 2013
duke wrote:
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Did we get the money from Klotz for the James St. fier demo? Did we get the money for the demo of Many's? Thats why.
the city leaders are a joke
NewsGoer

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 29, 2013
Sell it to a local buisness man for extremely cheap. Let he/she throw some money at it and let them make it thier own. If it was actualy appealing on the inside people may hae interest in going there.
chamberMember

Syracuse, NY

#12 Jan 29, 2013
NewsGoer wrote:
Sell it to a local buisness man for extremely cheap. Let he/she throw some money at it and let them make it thier own. If it was actualy appealing on the inside people may hae interest in going there.
NOPE. The building is in shambles. I would not buy it for one dollar, Poor ROI.
Sam

Utica, NY

#13 Feb 2, 2013
Sam wrote:
What a waste of time The company that owns this building will not pay a dollar to fix or demo this building, The tax payers of Utica and Oneida county will pay the bill
Oneida County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McRae ordered the building’s owner, Ronald Prince, to either tear the building down or make the necessary repairs.Or the city will take it over, Then what
Tax payers of Utica NY will foot the bill.

Oh wait maybe we can get grant money to fix it, Everything in utica is grant money.
Well Well Well

Utica, NY

#14 Feb 2, 2013
They should demolish it.

And then the one next to it .... and the next .... and the next ..... and the next ...
WOOOOW

Utica, NY

#15 Feb 2, 2013
Sam wrote:
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Oneida County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McRae ordered the building’s owner, Ronald Prince, to either tear the building down or make the necessary repairs.Or the city will take it over, Then what
Tax payers of Utica NY will foot the bill.
Oh wait maybe we can get grant money to fix it, Everything in utica is grant money.
no your wrong the courts said he dosnt have to do what the city says and the city cant tell him what to do with his property
Sam

Utica, NY

#16 Feb 2, 2013
WOOOOW wrote:
<quoted text>no your wrong the courts said he dosnt have to do what the city says and the city cant tell him what to do with his property
UTICA —

The HSBC saga took another step forward on Friday afternoon.

Oneida County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McRae ordered the building’s owner, Ronald Prince, to either tear the building down or make the necessary repairs.

If he doesn’t within 90 days, the city will be able to takeover the building, said city Assistant Corporation Counsel Joan Harris.

“He’d have to do what he originally asked the contractor to do,” she said.“That’s demo the inside of the building, clean out the debris and make it sanitary.”

The HSBC building has been vacant for several years. Prince, of Los Angeles, bought the building with the idea of turning it into a Victorian-era fair but it soon fell into disrepair, with widespread vandalism and water damage.
WOOOOW

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 3, 2013
Sam wrote:
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UTICA —
The HSBC saga took another step forward on Friday afternoon.
Oneida County Supreme Court Judge Patrick McRae ordered the building’s owner, Ronald Prince, to either tear the building down or make the necessary repairs.
If he doesn’t within 90 days, the city will be able to takeover the building, said city Assistant Corporation Counsel Joan Harris.
“He’d have to do what he originally asked the contractor to do,” she said.“That’s demo the inside of the building, clean out the debris and make it sanitary.”
The HSBC building has been vacant for several years. Prince, of Los Angeles, bought the building with the idea of turning it into a Victorian-era fair but it soon fell into disrepair, with widespread vandalism and water damage.
what is your source
WOOOOW

Utica, NY

#18 Feb 3, 2013
well i guess if he said he was doing work inside the building then he has too? but did he get the citys permits to do work inside the building and will the city give him permits to work inside the building
WOOOOW

Utica, NY

#19 Feb 3, 2013
whats funny is the city paid the hotel uticas owner hundreds of thousands for the parking lots for the bus garage and didnt want to pay this guy the hundreds of thousands for his lots and building and it would have been a better location then where the bus center is now do you people really trust your leaders
WOOOOW

Utica, NY

#20 Feb 3, 2013
the city could have used the money from the bus garage deal and used it to buy the hsbc remodle it use the lots outside for the buses and then even rent the upstairs of the hsbc for rent its and still have money left over to demo the buildings for parking for buses on bleecker street your leaders have no clue how to build in utica ny

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