Boston Inspectional Services has declared the building at 454-464 Hanover Street is structurally unsafe for occupancy. Residents were forced to evacuate on March 13th after city officials decided to condemn the property.
The building is home to dozens of residents in its 26 residential units. There was formerly a 7-Eleven store on the ground floor located across from the US Coast Guard complex, on the corner of Commercial Street.
Residents of the 5-story property were allowed to quickly gather some belongings and told to seek alternate housing while repairs can be made. City Hall said they are helping secure temporary housing for those in need.
ISD said an engineering firm notified them of deteriorated steel beams and the property also had some recent falling brick incidents. The building is organized as a condominium with owner and rented units, along with a property manager.