The West Bottoms’ Weld Wheel Building, 933 Mulberry St., is no more.

Remco Demolition LLC, which began interior demolition on the nine-story building in March, imploded the building just before 7 a.m. Sunday as part of SomeraRoad Inc.’s planned $526.7 million redevelopment of the central West Bottoms.

The Ridenour-Baker Grocery Co. used the building as a warehouse within its West Bottoms complex from 1910 to 1919. The structure most recently was home to Weld Wheel Industries Inc. starting in 1978. It has sat vacant since the race car wheel maker moved to a new facility near Truman Sports Complex in 2003.

Developer Wayne Reeder initially planned to convert the building, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014, into a 189-unit apartment building as part of a bigger project, the View II at WB. But Interstate Underground Warehouse and Industrial Park Inc., operated by Reeder’s family, sold SomeraRoad the Weld Wheel building and six other nearby properties for $3.8 million in December 2021.

SomeraRoad won approvals for a $86 million, five-story, 290-apartment community with 9,207 retail square feet with construction targeted to take place between 2025 and 2028.

Kansas City agreed to give the New York based developer $2.6 million to help offset demolition costs in April. SomeraRoad expects material removal to be complete sometime in the third quarter.

SomeraRoad’s anticipates work on phase-one projects — which include four historic building conversions in addition to the apartments on the Weld Wheel site — to start later this year.