Seven years ago, the New Rochelle Rowing Club's building was recognized by the City Council as historic.
Tuesday night, the council is expected to vote on awarding a contract for its demolition.
The building, constructed in 1900 after a fire destroyed the club's previous headquarters on the site, overlooks Long Island Sound on about a quarter-acre of city-owned Hudson Park.
The structure was damaged nearly two-and-a-half years ago when Hurricane Sandy hammered the East Coast.
Since then, the building has been a point of contention.
With club members contending it can be repaired, the city's Bureau of Buildings has recommended the City Council vote Tuesday to award a $120,360 contract to Yonkers-based Capital Industries Corporation to level the structure.
To speed the process, the city accepted three "informal" bids and did not formally put the project out to bid, as is normally required for projects exceeding $35,000, City Manager Chuck Strome said.Read More