Fate of Sioux Falls mansion still unclear despite month-old federal ruling
After winning case in March, City Hall won't say if it'll demolish Prairie Hills house
It was late February when Sioux Falls City Hall was days away from tearing down a nearly-completed mansion that had once been the source of health hazards and code infractions.
But more than four weeks after again earning the right in court to raze the $2.75-million house, the city now won’t say if it still intends to destroy the property that’s been the source of frustration for both the city and the Prairie Hills Addition neighborhood for more than a decade.
Mayor Paul TenHaken and his Public Works and Planning and Development Services Department remain tight-lipped about their intentions after a federal judge ruled last month that the city has the legal authority to enforce a demolition notice issued to Vitaly Strizheus for the residential structure at 6800 S Westfield Trail.
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