Demolition work of burned Norfolk motel to begin in June

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Board of Zoning Appeals has found in favor of the City of Norfolk to demolish the entire M. Star Motel in the East Ocean View area of Norfolk.

Lori Crouch, Norfolk city spokeswoman, told WAVY.com that the demolition work must begin no later than June 6. The owner of the motel, Kirit Amin, will have to pay for the cost of demolition and removal.

A fire at the motel in August 2015 displaced more than 100 people who had been staying there.

After the fire, Amin faced 65 city code violations. In November 2015, he accepted a plea deal that included charges of exceeding the 30-day limit per residents at a hotel as well as two violations for improperly installed smoke detectors.

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