Richmond council to vote Monday on demolition of derelict home on farmland

Vancouver Sun

Richmond council will decide at a special meeting Monday whether to order the owners of a Steveston property to demolish their dilapidated house and outbuildings, which have become an eyesore for neighbours.

The three-storey, 100 year old house sits behind a padlocked gate on a four-hectare property on No. 3 Road. Surrounded by an overgrown yard strewn with vehicles, tools, construction materials and other debris, it’s mostly hidden from the road by tall cedar hedges, masses of blackberry brambles and an uprooted tree that has taken out half of the house’s upper deck. …

There have been several orders to clean up the property, with the latest issued July 22. There was initially some progress, however inspections in August and October show that the progress has stalled.

“It’s pretty questionable,” Mayor Malcolm Brodie said of the property, which he has seen in passing. …

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