Yesterday, the gas company finally came and shut off the gas, the city came and took their water meter out of the house, and Uniform dug up the sewer line and capped it. All of these are prerequisites to getting the building and demolition permits. With those out of the way, Uniform was able to get the permits today.
Uniform is now trying to organize the contractor to demolish the house, and they hope to begin demolition on Monday or Tuesday.
Below are two pictures of the beginning of construction. The first taken earlier this week and the second taken Thursday.