TAMPA — The March 1 deadline to stabilize the Jackson Rooming House has come and gone, but City Hall is in no rush to bulldoze the decomposing historic landmark.
The roof still sags. The floors still slant. And safety is still a city concern, though officials say they need to talk with owner Willie Robinson Jr. and his attorney before taking their next steps.
“Ultimately, it’s Mr. Robinson’s property,” Mayor Bob Buckhorn said recently. “It’s not the city’s property. He’s going to have to decide what he wants to happen.