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Las Olas Demolition Underway

By Arianna McKinney

It’s true!  The condominium project that has been sitting unfinished for five years, known as Las Olas located at the main entrance of Guiones beach, is being torn down. 

Rumors have been flying in town regarding the future of the Las Olas project, located on lots J23, J24 and J56 of the American Project, heightened by the recent appearance of workers.  Reese Langston,   the trustee of the property, confirmed to VON that he has been instructed to tear down the buildings returning the Las Olas site to raw land.

As for the future of the property, that is still up in the air.  “Right now, there are no firm plans in place for the future of the site, nor are there plans to re-build or to continue the condominium as originally proposed,” Langston said.

Adol SA, the crew in charge of tearing down the structures, will be working from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and demolition is scheduled to be completed in mid-April. Langston affirmed that the crew has experience working in working environmentally sensitive areas, including national parks.

“Site safety is of utmost importance, and the property will be locked down while the demolition is in progress.  It is extremely dangerous and unwise for anyone to attempt to access the site,” Langston advised. “Also, as demolition progresses I encourage bystanders not to approach or park near the fence around the property, especially when there are heavy winds.  It would be prudent to use the other side of the street for parking and walking down to the beach.”

Langston said that owners of neighboring properties were advised of the teardown and provided with contact information to resolve any complaints or concerns arising from the demolition. Questions or concerns can be directed to:  [email protected].

As many materials as possible will be salvaged and donated.  According to Langston, the steel beams and tin will be reused to build storage facilities.  Cement, including the building foundations, will be broken into small pieces for future use as road base.  “All cement sub-structures, including old septic systems from previous constructions, will also be carefully removed.  Any remaining garbage will be trucked out of Nosara to a land fill that receives construction material,” he said.

Look for an update on the future of the Las Olas property in the March edition of the Voice of Nosara.


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