Orange County Government Planning, Environmental and Development Services Department PIO

Update: All Buildings Demolished in Abandoned Mobile Home Park

Crews to continue clean-up work at Lake Downey Mobile Home Park.

Orange County, FL — Demolition crews working on behalf of Orange County Government have successfully demolished all structures inside an abandoned mobile home park, but the site clean-up effort will continue throughout the week.

The County authorized an emergency demolition at Lake Downey Mobile Home Park due to its unsafe conditions. The property, located at 1410 Dean Road, has generated complaints about dilapidated structures, safety hazards, the presence of squatters, drug use, and other criminal behavior. Orange County Fire Rescue responded to fires on two separate occasions at the property on March 8 and March 11.

Demolition activity officially began Friday, March 22 with assistance from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

As of Monday morning, all the mobile homes on the property were leveled. Now, crews will work throughout the week to remove debris from the property.

Typically, it’s the property owner’s responsibility to secure demolition permits and work with a general contractor to clear the land. Orange County Ordinance 9-279 allows the County to authorize an emergency demolition when a dangerous condition exists that poses an imminent threat to the life, health, or safety of the public.

The property, located next to an apartment community and near Union Park Elementary School, has outstanding code violations dating back to 2019 related to safety, zoning, and structural problems.

No tenants have legally lived in the mobile home park since November of 2023.

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