Baymeadows motel residents forced to move out of unsafe building
Dozens of people were given hours to move out of an extended stay motel building in Jacksonville’s Baymeadows Center area after the structure was found to be unfit for habitation, according to city records.
According to the city, people living in rooms in Building No. 1 of America’s Best Inn on Dix Ellis Trail had to leave by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The city and management said they are helping those people relocate.
A city of Jacksonville building inspector found there was damage to the second-floor landing between rooms 109 and 200 in Building No. 1, according to a city compliance report. They also discovered that the damages were not exclusive to the second-floor landing, as there were large cracks seen in the concrete flooring that extended across the entire building, the report shows. Combined, according to the report, it was determined that the structural integrity of the building was compromised and that the building was no longer safe for human occupancy.
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