By Jenna Carlesso
October 27, 2010
The city is in discussions with an owner of the Capitol West Building on Myrtle Street about the building's fate, according to a lawyer who represented the owners in the acquisition of the building.
Coleman Levy, an attorney for Joshua and Jack Guttman of Myrtle Realty LLC, which owns Capitol West, said he heard Jack Guttman was talking with city officials.
Capitol West, a 170,000-square-foot former office building that was a car dealership in the 1950s, has been regarded as one of the city's worst blighted properties.
Levy, who said he was not involved in the talks, could not confirm if any deal had been reached between the parties.
A call to Jack and Joshua Guttman was not immediately returned.
The city recently purchased the deteriorating former H.B. Davis Building on Main Street for $625,000. Demolition of that building will begin this afternoon.
Mayor Pedro Segarra said Tuesday that the city has targeted two other blighted properties, though he declined to identify them.