The Anoka City Forum appreciates the question.
Answer: The City of Anoka does not own it. The building is not structurally substandard and therefore is not subject to city ordered demolition.
Research indicates that there are currently four different private developers and four different private sellers involved in trying to make some kind of deal go forward.
The Forum has heard from prayer intercessors that this is a "location of interest" and there is spiritual warfare over the site that will influence the rest of the city. So, if you are a Christian Believer, please pray that this site would be released for the Lord's purposes, In Jesus Name.
So pray, Jayson, pray.
A little history on this corner: One of the original revival/unity meeting churches was located here. Before that, in 1861, the first Civil War volunteer came forward for the Union Army here at the Shuler Building.
More recently, five years ago, Burger King intended to rebuild but was derailed by an unwilling land/lease holder. That is why it has sat, lo these many years, gaining a reputation as an eyesore.
Jayson, the very month you asked about it is the month this obstructive lease expires.
Forum Research Dept.