Demolition Of Avalon Hotel Begins Ahead Of New Project

JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – In Jackson a hotel that was shut down for being un-safe to live in will soon be demolished for a new project.

The former Avalon Hotel was shut down more than a year ago on Bondsteel Drive in Jackson, located right off of US-127, north of the I-94 interchange.

Today the building is still standing.

In January of 2014 it was reported that the Avalon Hotel in Blackman Township was to be demolished.

The plan was to take down the building within two to four weeks because of its condition. Then in October of 2014 the owner of the building, Akram Namu said the building would be demolished in a month.

It is now February of 2015 and the building is still standing and there is more confusion about the fate of the former Avalon Hotel.

The Blackman Township supervisor said they are not responsible for the dismantling of the hotel.

He said they don’t have a schedule of when it is supposed to come down; it is the responsibility of the hotel owner.

Namo declined an on-camera interview, but says the building should be demolished by April.

The building owner says he has plans to put two hotels in the lot. That will be completed by mid-late summer 2016.

All this while the township has not seen a single plan for the future of the space.

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