By Zachery Lashway
The long-vacant Berkman II highrise on Jacksonville’s riverfront is slated for demolition, but we don’t know when.
A notice, posted Friday at the $3 million piece of waterfront land, reads: “This building is subject to demolition. Human habitation prohibited.”
City of Jacksonville spokeswoman Nikki Kimbleton said the posting of the notice is “part of the process" and is meant to notify people that the building is being inspected by code enforcement personnel.
“At this time, there is no slated schedule or time for demolition,” Kimbleton said.
The city cited overgrown vegetation, trash and graffiti, along with an unsafe structure, as reasons for the building being condemned.
According to a citation, the current property owners, 500 East Bay LLC, have until Jan. 24 to fix the problems. News4Jax tried to reach the owners for comment, but we received no response by Monday afternoon.