The Yorktown, N.Y., resort is meeting its end after falling into disrepair. With municipal workers, the demolition is expected to cost $35,000, compared to $200,000 through outside contractors.
The dilapidated and vandalized buildings of the Holland Sporting Club in Yorktown, N.Y. are being taken down, the White Plains, N.Y. Journal News reported.
A demolition crew is tearing down the old 1920s-era resort, with its 11 buildings on 15 acres, after determining how much it would save taxpayers to carry it out with municipal labor, the News reported.
“Now we’ve finally got to the point of taking these buildings down,” said Town Supervisor Michael Grace. “These guys are saving tens of thousands of dollars doing it in-house.”
The property came under town ownership in 2004, but a lack of initiative and squabbling led to delays in developing the site. The town budgeted $75,000 for the demolition, in addition to $68,000 for asbestos removal, but it appears the actual cost will be around $35,000 when work wraps up this week. Using outside contractors, estimates for the work were around $200,000, the News reported.
The town has no immediate plans for the site following demolition, but is entertaining the possibilities of mixed-use or residential development through a private developer, or some kind of recreational use.
Michele Charriez, a neighbor, said she was thankful the demolition finally began, the News reported.
“I’m pretty happy they’re taking it down,” Charriez said. “Police do come around here pretty often. It was a pain. It’ll be better for the neighborhood when that’s gone.”