The old Sunny Market is a bad neighbor to the homes behind it on 26th Street and O Street. Standing water several feet deep in the loading depot out back has become a bathroom of choice for certain folks and there is already heavy insect activity in the area.
A resident close by says:
We’ve called the city several times but, so far, nothing has been done. I’d really like to get this handled before the weather turns hot and we have a big smelly mess on our hands.
This seems like an obvious health hazard, right?
From the Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor:
Upon reports by citizens of this public hazard, Building Commissioner
Art Dahlberg sent (via certified mail on April 16) a “Notice of
Violation for an Unsafe Structure” with a compliance date by April 22.
Due to the immediacy of this situation and rather than waiting to see if
the owner would act, however, Art coordinated with the City’s Dept. of
Public Utilities to have the water pumped out from the Sunny Market
loading dock area and the property owner will be billed for the City’s
expenses in this regard.
Bottom line: the City is not going to tolerate these types of health and
safety situations that downgrade a neighborhood.