‘Partially collapsed’ house on Draper Hill to be demolished

The demolition will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) The scene on Monday, April 24, 2023, where two homes at 2463 and 2477 E. Springtime Road collapsed into a ravine on Saturday. The homes were evacuated in October after Draper Building officials revoked occupancy certificates for the apartments. The city declared both houses in Hidden Canyon Estates “unsuitable for human habitation” due to dangerous ground shifting and fractures in the foundations of the houses.

The home builder of two houses in Draper that slid down a hillside will demolish the remainder of a house on Springtime Road that has “partially collapsed,” Draper City said in a news release Wednesday.

The demolition will take place on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the city said. During this time, Springtime Road will be closed to cars and pedestrians, with the exception of local traffic, and law enforcement officers will be on hand to enforce this restriction, the press release said.

“This work must be completed to improve the safety of this site and allow workers to begin evaluating the remediation efforts,” the city said.

On Saturday morning, two evacuated homes collapsed due to landslides, and other homes in the neighborhood are under investigation as snowmelt affects ground conditions, Draper officials said in a news release. Edge Homes wrote in a statement released Monday that “despite all engineering and quality control efforts,” the retaining wall and slope “have suffered a complete failure.”

The city has since sentenced two other homes in the area. Edge Homes officials wrote that they plan to pay the “relocation, storage and temporary housing costs” of homeowners on either side of the slide area.

Meanwhile, Ann’s Trail and Clark’s Trail are still closed due to debris blocking the trail and the risk of an additional landslide, according to an FAQ posted on the city’s website. The parks department is trying to create temporary diversions for the trails, “but that will take some time to configure.”

Justin Scaccy

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