I received an update from the Mayor’s office regarding the progress on the demolition of the former Knights Inn at State Road 9 and 74. Beginning on February 1st, they will begin removal of the asbestos in the facility. This allows a little time for the SWAT team to get in one more practice session.
After the removal of the asbestos, there is usually a state mandated 10 day waiting period before the actual demolition of the structure can be started. Depending on how the removal process goes, this could be either reduced or waived.
Once the waiting period is over, the actual demolition will begin immediately. The contractor plans on working from the back side of the property forward to minimize impact to the access road along the front of the property. Hopefully full closure of the easement will only occur during the removal of the sign structure.