Posted by on October 13, 2021 11:01 pm
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Anaheim Demolishes Motel, Builds Affordable Housing Units

Anaheim is making way for affordable housing and retail space after demolishing the former Americana Motel on Beach Boulevard on Oct. 12. The 7.3-acre land where the 44-room motel sat and the surrounding land will be transformed in the coming years to provide 100 affordable apartments, 134 townhomes, and a 5,000 square-foot retail center. “This is our commitment to revitalizing west Anaheim in action,” Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement. “This motel demolition will set the stage for more redevelopment along Beach Boulevard and ultimately, a better west Anaheim.” The motels on Beach Boulevard have turned into rooms for individuals with no permanent address, hubs for human trafficking and prostitution, and drugs, Anaheim spokesperson Mike Lyster said. “These motels, unfortunately, enable all of that,” Lyster told The Epoch Times. “We’re starting because of all the problems that have been in this area and the neighbors have had to put …

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