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Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque’s Safe City Strike Force announced the demolition of two crime ridden hotels today.

June 27, 2012

Albuquerque, NM - Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque’s Safe City Strike Force announced the demolition of two crime ridden hotels today.  

These properties were closed by the Safe City Strike Force, Nuisance and Abatement Unit and the Fire Marshall’s office. The properties racked up a total of 144 instances of criminal activity including shootings, rapes, numerous arrests, narcotics related complaints, thefts, robberies and rescue calls for drug overdoses. 

"I am a builder by trade, but sometimes we have to tear things down to make progress," said Mayor Richard J. Berry, "We want to make sure that this neighborhood is able to move forward and that this neighborhood is a safer place for these families to build their lives."

The Super 8 Motel located on 4814 Central SW and the Cibola Court Motel located on 4904 Central SW are the properties demolished today as a result of numerous complaints  from surrounding property owners in addition to  numerous life, health and safety code violations.

Lien amounts for the individual properties include:

4814 Central SW                                                               4904 Central SW

Pre Demo Survey           $1,883.20                               Pre Demo Survey           $2,123.95

Asbestos Remediation $ 29,557.00                           Asbestos Remediation $11,737.00

Demolition Cost            $17,564.00                              Demolition Cost            $20,646.00

Total Lien Amount        $49,004.20                              Total Lien amount        $34,506.95

 

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