SNAPSHOT: Iron in the fire

photo courtesy of Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department

The former Skyline Motel in Mounds View was demolished via a controlled burn on Aug. 27. Prior to the burn, both the Mounds View Police Department and the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department used the building for training purposes. All asbestos was removed from the property prior to the fire, according to Mounds View city staff. In a couple weeks — plenty of time for any embers to be fully extinguished — the city-owned site will be graded in preparation for a developer. The Mounds View Economic Development Authority, consisting of the city’s mayor and council members, has been exploring both hotel and commercial options for the site. It received a formal proposal for a 90-room hotel from Commercial Investors Group back in May, but no formal agreement has been entered into between the two parties.

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