Proper asbestos abatement procedures were not followed during last year’s demolition of the century-old Conrad Building in downtown Johnstown, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
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Blight and potential for new housing options in downtown Johnstown haven’t been forgotten by Johnstown’s grassroots organization with a vision for revitalization.
Two of the most historically important – but currently blighted – structures in downtown Johnstown appear headed toward different fates following City Council’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday.
Blight was one of our top issues when the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, and it’s right there waiting for us as we begin to emerge from quarantine in late May.
Johnstown Redevelopment Authority unanimously approved contributing $66,000 to the City of Johnstown’s planned demolition of the Conrad Building, pending finalization of a formal contract between the two entities.
Crews from Earthmovers Unlimited were called in to address a dangerous situation at the landmark Conrad Building in downtown Johnstown.
On Oct. 9, around 8 p.m., another big chunk of the roof of the Conrad Building came crashing to the ground.