El Camino Motel Demolition at Wednesday Council Meeting
16 July 2012, Khari Johnson, Imperial Beach Patch,
…on the [city counsel] agenda is an order to demand the owner of the El Camino Motel on Highway 75 be demolished within 60 days of July 18 . The hotel which was used in scenes for the former HBO show John from Cincinnati in 2007.
Since then the sheriff’s department has responded to an average of more than 50 calls for service a year. Homeless people living in the bungalows has been repeatedly reported. People used to skate and ride bikes in the old pool but it was sealed with steel plates in 2009. A person attempted to commit suicide in the hotel’s Little Vienna Lounge in April.
The city is also demanding the owner D&A Semi Annual Mortgage Fund pay fees and penalties of $9,500.
Demolition is estimated to cost $200,000 to $400,000. [more]
SaveJFC Admin July 16th, 2012
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