AUSTIN – The demolition process will continue Wednesday in North Austin at what Code Compliance Investigators say was a "nuisance property" in the Mockingbird neighborhood near Rundberg Lane and Interstate 35.
201 west Applegate Drive is now reduced to piles or rubble.
It used to be a mobile home owned by an elderly woman, who left it to her son. KVUE reached out to the son, but he didn't want to comment on this story.
Austin Code Compliance officials told KVUE Tuesday that Austin police were called to the Applegate address 216 times in eight years for incidents like fights, overdoses, drugs and prostitution.
“This is very positive. This is the best thing the city could have done to this place,” said Charles Fruzia, a neighbor living a few doors down from the demolished home.
Code Compliance says not only was there dangerous activity at 201 West Applegate, but the structure itself posed a safety threat to the neighborhood.
“The flooring was bad. There were holes everywhere. Electricity sockets were exposed, wiring,” said Manuel Villegas, an Austin Code Enforcement Investigator.
A neighbor tells KVUE that the property has since been sold and says a duplex is expected to be built on that site.