DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Friday two Dallas motels, known for having a high amount of prostitution activity, were delivered letters revoking their Certificate of Occupancy permits.
Dallas Mayor Dwaine Caraway held a press conference announcing the move to shut down the Luxury Inn at 3100 S. Buckner Blvd and the Sundial Motel Inn at 2658 S. Buckner Blvd.
Caraway says the motels have been a longtime magnet for illegal sex and drug activity in Southeast Dallas. “We are sending the strongest signal we can to businesses that harbor criminal activity,” Caraway said of the revocations. “They need to know our neighborhoods are fed up with prostitution, drug use and other crimes and we are all working together to root them out.”
Both motels are in District 4, which Caraway represents.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown is familiar with the lengthy police history of the two motels. “For a long time now, the recurring prostitution and drug activity at these two locations have made life very unpleasant for citizens and businesses in this neighborhood,” Chief Brown explained during the press conference. “We certainly hope the actions today will improve the quality of life in this community.”
Last year, the City Council approved changes to zoning regulations to ban lodgings of 60 rooms or less in the area.