Fortunately, this time, human tragedy was avoided. Silver & Wright assisted the city in obtaining a court appointed receiver, who abated significant asbestos, protected the storm drainage system from potential contamination, and demolished the building. The site is now ready to be developed and serve, rather than detract from, the community.
This former motel in Orange County had long ago been a location for special events and good memories. However, due to total neglect and multiple break ins, it had become a serious safety hazard and the most blighted property in town. Worse yet, was located adjacent to a park frequented by families and children. Tiles and debris were falling from the roof onto the adjacent sidewalk, which was in use at the time. The property then suffered a massive structural fire destroying most of the buildings on the lot. It was unknown at the time if anyone was inside or injured.