City of Bristol, Tenn., Tenneva LLC agree to demolish partially-collapsed hotel by end of year

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — The City of Bristol, Tennessee has reached an agreement with developers Tenneva, LLC to demolish a partially collapsed hotel on Shelby Street.

A release from the city said that per the agreement, demolition activities on the would-be Holiday Inn will begin within 75 days from Monday and will be completed within six months.

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The city said that the developer must decide whether to remove all structural materials, aside from the first-floor slab, from the site or begin rebuilding the hotel within six months of the demolition’s completion.

The structure and its future have been in limbo for nearly four years since the Sept. 2020 collapse, and the city ordered its demolition last year, to which Tenneva initially said it would appeal.

By entering into this agreement, the city will withdraw its previously issued demolition order; however, this order may be reinstated should the developer fail to meet their obligations under the agreement. With the order withdrawn, the hearing before the city’s Board of Code Appeals, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, has been canceled.

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