City of San Antonio hires contractor to clean up mess at NE Side home neighbors say is dangerous eyesore

Neighbors relieved City of San Antonio stepping in to resolve situation involving home in 5300 block of Stormy Skies

The City of San Antonio has gotten further involved in the apparent intentional destruction and/or remodeling of a six-bedroom home in a Northeast Side neighborhood that neighbors call a dangerous eyesore.
The City of San Antonio has gotten further involved in the apparent intentional destruction and/or remodeling of a six-bedroom home in a Northeast Side neighborhood that neighbors call a dangerous eyesore.

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio has gotten further involved in the apparent intentional destruction and/or remodeling of a six-bedroom home in a Northeast Side neighborhood that neighbors call a dangerous eyesore.

The City is hiring a contractor to clean up the mess at a 3,000 square-foot two-story home in the Pheasant Ridge subdivision in the 5300 block of Stormy Skies. A city spokesperson said all the lumber and other items should be cleaned up and secured by the end of the weekend.

Earlier this week, Code Enforcement posted a stop work order, which is usually issued when no permit was issued for a home repair project, and utilities have been shut off.

Neighbors got concerned what was going at the home when most of the roof, siding and windows were destroyed and strewn all over the yard.

Luis Montenegro, a next door neighbor who took the photo of a worker using a chainsaw on the roof, said he thinks the project should start from the ground up.

“Build a new home here for someone to come in and keep the neighborhood looking nice,” he said.

Whatever happens from here on out, Courtney Green, a neighbor, is relieved the city is involved.

“i think that’s a very good thing for safety for the neighborhood kids. Absolutely needs to be taken care of,” she said

The fate of the home, which has an estimated value of $300,000, will be decided by the City’s Building Standards Board next month.

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