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Once-Troubled Seaside Heights Motel Reduced to Rubble

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Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A motel that was once a hotbed of police activity, drug abuse and vagrancy is no more – perhaps the largest example to date of the turnaround of Seaside Heights.

After declaring the motel property an area in need of redevelopment, borough officials condemned the blighted building  – known as the Travel Inn, Travelodge and Village Inn over the years – and sold the property to Walters Group, which will develop a state-of-the-art, 92-unit senior citizen apartment complex at the site.

Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Demolition crews have been working on the site for several days. The Seaside Lumber property, whose owner decided to sell to Walters Group as part of the project, has already been cleared.

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The future apartment complex, known as the Seaside Senior Apartments, will be age-restricted as well as income-restricted and will be open first to Superstorm Sandy victims, then Seaside Heights residents, followed by Ocean County residents.

Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Catherine Galioto)
Demolition ongoing at the former Travel Inn site in Seaside Heights. (Photo: Catherine Galioto)
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  • Mac

    Ah yes, the Walters Group, using our tax dollars to spread out their political charms of turning Ocean County into welfare and section eight housing. One only needs to look at Barnegat to see how they continue to increase your property taxes annually through their backdoor political practices. The Walters Group and the Vas Bros, a perfect marriage that fleeces the public both legally and handsomely, for both groups pleasure and profit.

  • Michele Gallucci

    Finally!!!!! The worst motel in the world is gone!!!!!