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PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia Regency park mostly empty following Thursday's deadline to move

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 10:59 p.m. CDT; updated 11:14 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 31, 2012
NOW: This photograph shows the interior of one of the mobile homes left behind in Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday. Some of the homes were either too old or in too poor condition to be moved into another park. Residents of the park were required to move out by April 30 or by Thursday if they had school-age children. Aspen Heights plans to build upscale college student housing in its place.

COLUMBIA — The deadline for all residents to move out of Columbia Regency mobile home park was Thursday. A series of photos show the park now and scenes from the park in fall 2011 when residents first heard of plans for the park to be closed and student housing to be built in its stead.

 

THEN: The Dinwiddie family is shown in their home in Columbia Regency mobile home park on Nov. 18, 2011. They planned to move to their new lot at the Colonial Mobile Home Park the following Monday.
NOW: An abandoned mobile home stands across from the empty playground at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday.
THEN: A baby's swing hangs from a tree outside of a trailer at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Sept. 14, 2011. The park was sold to a development company who plans to build student housing on the site. The residents had a deadline of Thursday to move out of the park.
NOW: A door mat sits on the porch of one of the abandoned homes at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday, the day residents were required to move out.
THEN: A label for the brand of trailer, "American Family Homes," is tacked to the side of a trailer at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Sept. 14, 2011.
NOW: A cat wanders behind one of the mobile homes still standing in Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday. Residents were required to move out of the grounds by April 30 or by Thursday if they had school-age children.
THEN: A dog corners a cat outside of a Columbia Regency mobile home park home on Sept. 14, 2011.
NOW: A mobile home sits abandoned on the side of a road at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Thursday.
THEN: An empty lot shows where a trailer used to sit at Columbia Regency mobile home park on Nov.1, 2011.

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