The City Council has already detected 35 properties in the Historic Center in dilapidated condition, which represents a daily danger for pedestrians.
The figure comes from a census carried out by Renán Barrera Concha during his first term as mayor of Mérida (2012-2015) , and the works are being slowly carried out with the elimination of dangerous structures that could collide on top of pedestrians. Since many of these properties have legal problems, the municipal government has not been able to locate the owners, in order to notify them that their properties are scheduled for demolition.
The director of Urban Development, Federico Sauri Molina, reported that of the 35 properties considered as ruins, 10 entered the rescue program of facades, which restored and consolidated their structures; three were rescued by the Directorate of Public Works, eight were rebuilt by their owners and six will be demolished. Of these six, only two had a demolition scheduled in the previous administration, four are in process of demolition and eight in negotiations with their owners.
“Of the 35 properties surveyed that present an advanced state of deterioration, the City Council has already attended 23 houses and mansions, which represent 66% of the total estates considered as potentially dangerous”, informed the director of Urban Development.
“There are 12 other properties under an intervention process by the current municipal administration”, Federico Sauri Molina concluded.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx