City officials were made aware of an upcoming event proposed to be hosted in the building located at 1201 Valley Street, Burlington, IA, the former Apollo School Building. The event was proposed to be open to the public. City Building and Fire Officials contacted the event coordinators and building owners and completed an inspection of the building on September 7, 2023. The purpose of the inspection was to determine if a certificate of occupancy might be issued for any event potentially held in the facility and whether the building could be occupied responsibly and safely for the general public. After a walk-through inspection of the facility by building officials and the city’s fire marshal it was determined the building does not meet code requirements for occupancy.
Code infractions pursuant to the 2015 International Fire Code and 2021 International Building Code were found and subsequently an updated certificate of occupancy was denied until the building is brought into compliance with all necessary codes.