By Michael Miyamoto
A commercial property in the 3700 block of South Mooney Boulevard will be demolished sometime this morning.
The property was taken over by Caltrans through eminent domain, despite protests by the owners and others.
A California Highway Patrol officer and an official from Caltrans were at the site to monitor the demolition project.
Joe Ortiz, the bulldozer operator, said he works for Delta Oil Field Services and Demolition of Woodland, Calif., near Sacramento. He said he need to wait for the property to be abated and a chain-link fence to be removed. But once those preliminaries are taken care of, the building will be razed.
The building housed Creative Tiles and the owner is Dave McWilliams. On Sept. 11, a Superior Court judge ruled that Caltrans had the right to proceed with eminent domain on the McWilliams’ property, which will be used for a bus stop.
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