Post by the Hawthorne Hawkman, photo from the city of Minneapolis.
The property at 2222 4th St N seemingly just won't go down, but the city council approved its demolition yet again on July 1st. I posed the question to a few residents, "Why in the world is Mahmood Khan fighting so hard to keep this property up?" After all, it's not that great and he has reportedly used materials and supplies from other units instead of putting in new or even gently used items - that includes used carpeting. Maybe the carpet in the photo above is from the Neapolitan house at 2906 Emerson. The prevailing opinion is that Khan's hope is to win this fight so that this case/house can be used as a precedent to allow similarly low standards at Khan's properties throughout NoMi. If that's the case, then 2222 4th St N marks the front line in the battle against slumlord ownership.
More to follow.