A portion of 9th Street is closed after a building was deemed “dangerous and dilapidated.”City of Mount Vernon officials say , the inspection department was made aware of problems with the building in the 200 block of 9th Street earlier on City Officials were called to the building owned by the Antioch International Assembly Church across the street. They said at least 90% of the first floor has shifted from its original position. The safest decision was to close the building and the block, in fear the building could collapse at any time. Damages are so bad the roof has fallen in the 2nd floor and the basement is nearly impossible to see. Officials said they used the building daily for youth ministry, community outreach, and even dinners. Although this could be a loss to his church, his main concern is the safety of the city and its members. City officials are currently removing all vehicles from the area and notifying businesses. They said barricades will be placed at 9th and Broadway .Orange snow fencing will be added along the east sidewalk of 9th St. No vehicle traffic will be allowed through the affected area until further notice. City officials Fall Fest will go on as planned this weekend, but with some changes in the layout of the vendors and foot traffic to avoid the area. Organizers say the blocks of 9th Street where the cruise-in was to be held are not affected by the collapsing building, but the blocked off area would separate the event from the rest of the festival. For the safety of everyone volunteering and attending the festival, we decided to move the Cruise-In to Jordan Street between 10th Street and 12th Street,” said Brian Harland, DMDC director. “Moving the Cruise-in location keeps the entire event easily accessible without going through the affected block.”Mt. Vernon Fall Fest begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 24 and continues through Saturday. A parade will take place at 1 p.m. along Main Street and 10th Street.