Mid-July update

Well, we’re nearing mid-July and many are wondering why nothing is happening at the Jean Burns’ building.  Well, from our perspective we are wondering too.   Given the nature of the fire our company it seems is at the mercy of other businesses or organizations.  So, the insurance company hires an environmental consultant that writes […]

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Another attempt to reduce looting. 

For the last several months skinny members of the street population have been squeezing behind this mural and entering through a window that was previously used as a takeout window for juice bar.  We had hoped that we would be able to access the interior of the building sooner rather than later, however due to […]

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Update

Everyday we check on the building and today was no different. What is interesting is hearing comments from passerby on the condition and future of the building.  While from our perspective we have an idea or two on what we feel could happen, three months later we are still left with unknowns.  In business – […]

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Abatement Process

Due to the age of the building, there was bound to be some asbestos and other hazards on this site, unfortunately, due to the fire and subsequent suppression efforts what asbestos was in some walls has managed to be scattered from edge to edge and that leaves two problems. The first problem is do we […]

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Fire

On March 30, 2016 Crankshaw Holdings lost a building due to fire that started in a commercial tenant suite from a malfunctioning bathroom fan. The result was 15 tenants out of a home, and the start of a long process of negotiating through the various processes including making an insurance claim, working with the City […]

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