Demolition is planned to clear the way for a Johnson City medical office building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

Demolition is about to get underway in Johnson City to clear a site for a medical office project.

A notice posted on a Baldwin Street building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

Buildings near the intersection of Baldwin Street and Corliss Avenue are to be removed to prepare for the construction of a proposed 15,000-square-foot facility.

The property is near Wilson Medical Center and is directly across the street from Brozzetti's Pizza.

A sign on a building damaged by an arson fire in October 2015. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

One of the buildings was damaged by an arson fire in October 2015. Village officials have wanted Kradjian Enterprises to remove that structure and nearby abandoned buildings because of safety issues.

Village fire officials had expressed concern about the ability of firefighters to extinguish another blaze on the property because of the conditions of the structures.

Notices placed at the site indicate Gorick Construction has been hired for the demolition project. The posted advisories state that the work is to be done with "friable asbestos in place."

Mayor Greg Deemie said the demolition work had been expected to take place by the end of December.

It could not be determined whether Kradjian Enterprises has leased any space in the planned three-story medical office building or when construction would start.

Representatives of the company did not return calls seeking comment on the project.

Fire investigators were at the property after the 2015 arson blaze. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

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