We have a school around here that closed in 1985. At the time the cost to demolish it would have been a few hundred thou. But some of the school board members were against this, thinking that if enrollment increased in the future it could be reopened. Two years later the EPA issued new regs on asbestos, very similar to these. The cost of demolition shot up to nearly $5 million almost immediately.
The school has been rotting away with water damage and collapsing roof ever since, the board not having the $5 mil to legally tear it down.
Dalrymple or Austin?