The owner of the burned Gastineau Apartments has five days to tell the city whether he wants to repair the building or demolish it.
James Barrett, 38, who has owned the building alongside his mother for the past seven or eight years, says it’s too early to tell which way he’s leaning.
“We are way, way too premature for that,” Barrett said in an interview Wednesday. “I have no idea.”
A fire engulfed the top floor of the South Franklin Street apartment complex Monday evening, and city officials essentially condemned it the next day.