Marion hotel will come down

December 28, 2017

By John Raffel
Correspondent

Osceola County commissioner Jack Nehmer, of Marion says he’s been trying for two years to get the old Marion hotel torn down and the building next to it because they share a common wall.

“We had a meeting and voted to take it down,” Nehmer said on Wednesday. “The powers to be decided not to ride it out and it would go into foreclosure in March. I thought I had it all taken care of but the powers to be decided it was more convenient (to wait). It’s still going to come down. It won’t come down under the terms I had hoped.

Tearing down the hotel and clearing the corner will open up an area for public parking for the township and nearby businesses.

Tearing down the hotel and clearing the corner would open up an area for public parking for the township and nearby businesses.

“We’ll be taking it down more than likely this summer. It’s going to go into foreclosure.”

Nehmer said Dan Massey, the county’s community developer, was concerned with liability issues.

“He was on the Housing Committee and Land Bank committee. The building will come down but not under the conditions I had hoped. It will be filled in and more than likely be blacktopped and be a parking area.”



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