The city of Cocoa Beach plans to move forward with their plan of demolishing the dilapidated Glass Bank, a Coca Beach landmark from the 1960s. The city who have declared the structure a safety hazard, will be paying for the demolition and expect to recoup the costs from the sale of the property.
Last Thursday, city commissioners unanimously authorized city staff to finalize a $145,000 contract with Lakeland-based Crusader Demolition to raze the building.
According to the contract’s proposed schedule, the company expects a week long asbestos abatement to be completed November 25th. Afterwards, heavy equipment will roll in on December 1st to begin structural demolition, starting at the top and working their way down down, floor by floor.
Demolition is estimated to be completed by January 12th.