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Bel-Aire Has a Human Component, Too

Bel-Aire Has a Human Component, Too

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Residents of the Bel-Aire Motel are not worried about calls for its closure and subsequent demolition because of disrepair and code violations.

One resident, who didn’t want to be named, says while it’s not a swank apartment, it’s home to dozens of people. He says he is not worried about getting kicked out anytime soon and says improvements are being made.

“[Crews] are fixing everything here,” he says. “We are getting a new roof and they are doing the parking lot. [Alderman] Cory Jobe wants to shut it down so he can get re-elected. They won’t shut it down, they can’t shut it down,” says the man. “I’ve lived here for seven years and haven’t had any problems.”

Jobe this week called on the mayor to shutter the building, just north of Stanford on 6th street, within ten business days.

The resident says he lives there because it’s convenient to his job and affordable. He pointed out an almost vacant parking lot on a weekday afternoon and says most of his neighbors have jobs and look out after one another.

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