Supervisor Hopes to Remove Howard Johnson in Jackson County

Jackson County Supervisor Troy Ross expressed his outrage over a severely burned and abandoned hotel that has yet to be removed off Highway 609.
The Howard Johnson Hotel was damaged in a suspected arson back in 2012. Because of legal issues, the building has yet to be demolished. Ross made it very clear at yesterday’s board meeting he is tired of looking at what he calls an eye sore and says it gives Jackson County a bad look for visitors. “If we don’t maintain our facilities and make sure things look good, especially on our main corridor, no one else will. It’s going to set the tone when a guest comes to Jackson County, they’re going to see that first and they’re going to say ‘well what do they do with everything else’. So, it’s time, we’ve been patient long enough and it’s time to tear the building down.”
Ross made a motion for the planning department to declare the building a menace to public safety. He says unless the court notifies them to stop the process, they will demolish the hotel.

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