Demolition will commence on the dilapidated Shields building in Port Washington Wednesday morning.
The 60 year old building has been vacant for several decades and had been previously used for multiple purposes including printing and auto service.
The nearly 5,000 square foot building has become an eyesore for many in the community. The structure is a vacant, rundown, boarded-up, two-and-one-half story house that features decrepit wood siding and asphalt roof shingles, and peeling exterior paint.
The lot is currently owned by Port Washington Parking District. The district plans to turn the area into a public parking area.
On hand will be: Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman; Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio. Other invited guests include: Mindy Germain, executive director at Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington; Jim Kallenberg, Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District (BID); Warren Schein, co-president of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and Mitch Schwartz, co-president of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce.
An 8 a.m. press conference will be followed by demolition at 8:30 a.m. at 1070 Port Washington Blvd.