Demolition starts on blighted hotel property in Longview
Longview — After months of talk, Longview residents Tuesday got their first glimpse of demolition at a blighted south-side property.
Crews with Kingwood-based Inland Environments tore down an old gas station that sat in front of the long-vacant Holiday Inn at Interstate 20 and Estes Parkway and continued to remove asbestos from the four-story hotel structure that will be next to go.
Daniel Gomez, Inland’s project manager, said crews removed asbestos from the gas station Monday to clear way for Tuesday’s action. Demolition of the larger structure may come as soon as next week, he said.
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