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City To Demolish Wood Motel
Friday Aug 01, 2014 10:52am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – Another vacant building in the downtown Sturgis area will be taken down.

Sturgis City Commissioners recently approved a recommendation to tear down the Wood Motel at the corner of West Chicago Road and South Orange Street. During their March 12 meeting, the Commisson approved the purchase of the Wood Motel and property, and community development block grant funding was received to help with the demolition.

City Manager Mike Hughes says the grant is similar to the one the City received to take down the Arkwright's building. ...... {LISTEN}.

The City hired Envirologic for project management and oversight of the demolition activities.

Bids were received by the City and reviewed by Envirologic, who recommended the low bid of $62,000 from Pitsch Companies out of Grand Rapids. Envirologic says they have worked with Pitsch before and has found them to be an effective demolition contractor.

Work will start in the next few weeks. Hughes says once the buildings are down, the City will put down grass seed and maintain the property until they decide what will be done with it.

The Wood Motel (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)
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