Downtown Davenport, Executive Square Building, evacuated due to structural concern, city officials say
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Davenport officials said Thursday that a building adjacent to The Davenport, which partially collapsed May 28, has been evacuated.
City staff, in coordination with structural engineers, assessed the conditions of structures adjacent to 324 Main St., Sara Ott Chief Strategy Officer for the City of Davenport said. This work is being done in advance of increased dismantling activity at the partially collapsed building.
Ott said during this assessment, it was determined that the building at 400 and 410 North Main St., commonly known as the “Executive Square Building” had areas of structural concern. Out of an abundance of caution, the city ordered the remaining five residential units in the property to be vacated, Ott said.
The majority of the residential and all business units at the “Executive Square Building” were vacated on May 31, in response to the partial building collapse, she added.
The building is now vacant, Ott said. In addition, the city has ordered the property owner to install temporary structural shoring to the interior of the building prior to the dismantling 324 Main St.
The Red Cross says that they stand ready to assist those who have been displaced. Displaced residents may call 1-800-RED-CROSS for assistance.
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