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The Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved four demolition requests, with three of the properties considered dangerous.

The property not considered dangerous was 605 Dix Road, owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The building was constructed in 1958 and is not a historic landmark, according to the demolition application. In the past, it was used for housing but now is vacant, Neighborhood Services Supervisor Rachel Senzee said during Tuesday's meeting.

"There's kind of three smaller ranch properties right there on the corner," she said. "The whole area is zoned for commercial use, so it doesn't entirely make sense for any more residential properties to be in that area along Dix Road."

The plan is to turn the lot into additional parking space for the adjacent MoDOT property, Senzee said.

The commission voted unanimously to approve the demolition request.

The other three properties considered for demolition Tuesday are considered dangerous by the city. These did not require a vote by the commission but were reviewed for informational purposes.

The Jefferson City Housing Authority owns 1103 Buena Vista St. and wants to demolish it. Senzee said the vacant building is sliding down the hill.

The other two properties, 3307 N. Ten Mile Drive and 2338 St. Louis Road, are voluntary demolitions by the property owners.

Building inspector Dave Helmick said new owners recently purchased the property on North Ten Mile Drive.

The building is considered dangerous and uninhabitable, he said, but has largely remained secure since the city declared it dangerous in 2015.

The home at 2338 St. Louis Road is considered dangerous because of a fire and is no longer inhabitable.

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