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Coco Palms to be restored by 2018

The demolition phase of Coco Palms is closer to being completed.

Construction crews took a break for the holidays and went back to work last Monday, said Tyler Greene, co-owner of Coco Palms Hui, Inc.

If all goes to plan, demolition will be wrapped up in 60 days, he said.

As part of the $3.5 million selective-demolition project, the Queen’s Audience Hall and parking garage will remain intact. By not leveling the hotel, representatives hope to keep the integrity of the structures.

Demolition included tearing out the drywall, making mechanical and electrical repairs, clearing out the Lotus Restaurant and elevating the bungalow buildings so they adhere to Federal Emergency Management standards.

The demolition permit, which was issued in October, doesn’t expire. And while the county is monitoring the progress of the project, there’s no deadline to finish the project, said Mike Dahilig, director of the county Planning Department.

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