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safety firstDue to multiple, unresolved serious violations of fire safety and property maintenance safety codes, the operators of the Edward Hotel in Dearborn were required to close at noon on Friday, Dec. 14.

The operators of the hotel were officially notified by the City on Wednesday, Dec. 12 that the property has been deemed unfit for human occupancy and that the structure is in disrepair due to lack of maintenance. They were given until noon today (Dec. 14) to correct the violations or be shut down.           

Multiple violations under Section 110 of the International Fire Code were found by fire officials during an annual inspection on Dec. 4. Followup inspections by city building officials also revealed multiple violations of Section 108 of the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code.

Although the City had been working with the operators of the hotel since May 2016 as they progressed toward a certificate of occupancy and compliance with property maintenance codes, the most recent violations are so serious that the City needed to close the building to protect guests, employees and the public.