Tony's Building Property: Demolition and Hazardous Materials Abatement
The Tony’s Building property, located at the corner of E. 2nd and Federal Streets (401-407 E. 2nd Street), was first developed in the late 1800s. After being destroyed in the Fire of 1891, the main building was rebuilt the following year. The main building was extensively remodeled over time and eventually incorporated the adjacent building into the overall design in the 1970s. The property has housed many different businesses over the years, most notably Tony’s Town and Country operating from 1977 to 2016.
The Columbia Gateway Urban Renewal Agency Board (CGURAB) purchased the property in 2016 with the hopes of redeveloping a major portion of the downtown core. Multiple plans, including demolition, as well as reuse of the building were considered; however, various factors led to abandoning these plans. In review of these plans, various building inspections and surveys were conducted, which highlighted the high cost of needed building repairs and an inventory of hazardous materials throughout the property
In early 2021, the CGURAB directed Agency Staff to pursue the steps necessary for demolition of the building with an interest in creating a mixed-use “shovel-ready” development opportunity in the downtown. In August 2021, the City’s Historic Landmarks Commission unanimously approved the Agency’s request for demolition of the building.
Agency Staff is currently in the process of compiling all information needed for the demolition and hazardous material abatement of the property, as well as pursuing state and federal funding assistance. Over the coming months, Agency Staff will be updating this page with information associated with the project. Please contact the Community Development Department at CDD@ci.the-dalles.or.us to request any additional information.
- Community Relations Plan
- Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA)
- Historic Landmarks Commission No. 191-21, Notice of Decision and Resolution
- Historic Landmarks Commission meeting minutes, July 28, 2021
- Urban Renewal meeting minutes, August 17, 2021
- Urban Renewal meeting minutes, February 16, 2021
- Map of Property
- JSE Asbestos Survey Report