Deadwood officials will meet today to determine which streets and sidewalks need to be shut down adjacent to an aging building at 25 Lee St. for public safety and how pedestrian and vehicular traffic will be rerouted.
Deadwood City Commission granted the Department of Planning, Zoning and Historic Preservation permission to close a street running adjacent to the building.
The Pineview Building is slowly deteriorating, the city ruled. It is threatening the Gold Dust Casino & Hotel, as well as the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and other surrounding businesses. Code officials have deemed the building unsafe and ruled it is unlawful for someone to enter it, due to instability.
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According to Kevin Kuchenbecker, historic preservation officer, there is question whether it would withstand a heavy snowfall. "The building has structural deficiencies," he said.
City officials will meet with Tony Sieber, general manager of the Four Aces Gaming LLC, which owns the Gold Dust, to determine which street should be blocked off.