Demolition Tracker

Databases, maps and photos. A great combination!

This could be used as an instrument to prevent pending demolitions.

Click on the colored balloons here
City County Demolition Collaborative 2008
and you get a photo and an address of each propertry.

This was created by someone in the City of Minneapolis Problem Properties Unit. Don’t know if this is up to date, but if it was, that would be great!

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission’s “Demo Memos”

Good stats and photos, but needs a little resolution reduction for faster downloading.

Jan 27, 2009

November 18, 2008

October 28, 2008

August 2008

July 27, 2008

June 24, 2008


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2 Responses

  1. Wow, that’s awesome. I’ve love to see more of this type of data sharing from the city.

  2. Thanks Ed, for your comments.
    I am a fan of your blog and enjoy reading your posts!

    This demolition map really is a great resource…wish I knew who created it
    and why it has not been updated since the end of August. I’ll also ad links
    to the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission’s “demo” memos
    which Aaron Hanauer presented monthly since July along with
    photos of the demolished.

    Another planner, Brian Schaefer did a presentation of an “early warning”
    system series of databases that had been developed by CURA which
    included inspection citations, crime reports, etc. all the variables
    would indicate which houses were in danger of becoming abandoned
    and boarded before they did…guess you’d have to somehow combine
    that data with the information the group who spent time at the
    Hennepin County Recorder’s office gathered to get a list of
    homeowners in danger of foreclosure.

    It’s all about using all the data gathered by the City or available
    from mortgage lenders to save houses from demolition.

    But it just seems like these systems are either not available
    to the public, or not updated and may or may not be used
    for demo prevention internally by Inspections or CPED.

    And would preservationists or neighborhood organizations
    get good use of a database that would send out alerts
    of houses in danger of becoming foreclosures or vacant,
    boarded and possible demos? How would these groups
    respond, or do they even have the resources to respond…
    say for example if they could know when a Cool Old building
    is in trouble, the moment it is instead of not finding out
    until the backhoes are in the front yard?

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