Charlestown Mall building demolition update

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — You may recall the summer at what the old Charlestown building. It took days for the blaze to finally burn out. Almost a year later that building is still partially standing on Turner Street. The issue is that it’s technically in two counties. Part of it is in Utica and the other part is in the Town of Frankfort. Utica’s mayor Robert Palmieri says it hasn’t been demolished yet.

“Because we’re waiting at this point, we’re still moving forward with the EPA, working with them. So, that’s really dictated by the federal government and by the state and we will continue to lobby with our representatives to make sure that that is debated, working with Frankfort and the City of Utica also.” – Robert Palmeri, Mayor of Utica

On Friday May 7th, Mayor Palmieri renewed the state of emergency for the structure and maintains that it still poses a danger to the city. That renewal will stay in effect for the next 30 days or until its rescinded by a future order. 

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