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KC Streetcar service resumes after building near 16th Street, Truman Road is demolished

1519 Main Street Demolition
1519 Main Street Demolition
Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 16:50:42-05

UPDATE | The building at 1519 Main Street has been safely demolished and site clearing has begun, KC Streetcar announced Monday afternoon. Regular KC Streetcar service has now resumed with three streetcar service.

ORIGINAL STORY | The KC Streetcar is not in service Monday morning as northbound Main Street between 16th Street and Truman Road is closed due to a Sunday fire at a building in the area, KC Streetcar says.

Ride KC Streetcar Link buses are servicing all streetcar stops until the service resumes, except for the Kauffman Center northbound stop.

Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department crews responded to a building fire at around 2:50 p.m. Sunday at 1519 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

KC Streetcar says it has been informed by officials that the building involved in the fire is now a hazard in danger of collapse and should be taken down. The area must be blocked off until the building is demolished, according to KC Streetcar.

At around 11 a.m., KC Streetcar informed KSHB 41 that demolition permits have been approved and the demolition process is underway.

The transportation service first announced the pause around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

KC Streetcar says streetcar service will resume once the area is cleared.

"We are hoping this is resolved quickly," KC Streetcar said.

KC Streetcar will provide updates on social media and via text alerts. To opt into text alerts, text "streetcar" to 816-685-8541.