The city of Springfield will begin demolishing three buildings along Boonville Avenue to make way for a paved municipal parking lot. 

The three structures have been acquired by the city over the past few years because they are considered dangerous.

The permit for demolition was issued Feb. 17, and the entire project will take place at 827, 833 and 843-845 Boonville Ave. across from the Busch Municipal Building over the next 45 days.

The City Utilities bus stop shelter located just north of the buildings will be temporarily removed and will be reinstalled once the parking project is complete, according to a city news release. 

The demolitions will cost $43,875. 

The city will also be renovating the exterior of the former Springfield Mill and Lumber Building at 216 W. Central St. to provide additional office space for the Springfield Police Department. 

That project is expected to be complete in July and will cost $711,426. 

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