Royal Oak Celebrates Motel Demolition

By Catherine Kavanaugh
Daily Tribune Staff Writer

ROYAL OAK — The biggest obstacle to renewing 11 Mile Road came tumbling down Thursday when the claw of a demolition crane ate chunk after chunk of the four-story Select Inn. City officials and residents cheered as balconies and doorways fell to the ground, reducing the … motel in Royal Oak to dust and rubble.

“It was a deplorable situation,” Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said. “This is a great day for the city and this will be a great savings to the city.”

The new land owner, Morningside Equities Group of Chicago, will build six stories of upscale condominiums called SkyLofts MarketSquare at the site, adding $545,000 a year in revenue to the tax rolls.

Police Chief Ted Quisenberry said his department is pleased to have had a hand in the redevelopment.

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