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Demolition Underway of Abandoned Development Site

Demolition is occurring at the southeast corner of Hamner Avenue and Fourth Street, the former Security Pacific National Bank building and later home to Paragon Building Products. Most recently, this was the proposed site of a restaurant with off-track wagering, but the project stalled and the half-constructed building has stood unfinished, an eyesore for several years. The site was deemed a public nuisance, and the City demanded that the property owner demolish the structure so the owner can put the property to productive use. After several months of negotiations, that demolition finally began today.

Crews are currently working in the roof and sub-roof structure, salvaging recyclable materials, and will be moving downward from there. Once the recyclable materials are removed, the remaining structure will be demolished through the use of the large equipment typically seen at demolition sites.

There are no new development applications at this time for site. Although the restaurant with wagering was abandoned at this site, that activity is now accommodated at The Derby Room on Town and Country Drive.

For more information, contact the Planning Department at (951) 270-5661 or