Haunted and abandoned, this once cutting-edge electronics manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, AZ is a hit with urban explorers but a nuisance to local law enforcement.
UPDATE MAY 2017 Pinal Central News reports:
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County says a Casa Grande-area icon must come down.
At a hearing Tuesday, Pinal County officials made a case for condemning the so-called Casa Grande Domes, a group of four concrete buildings just south of Casa Grande on Thornton Road. The domes are unsafe, the county contends, and they must be demolished.
Dan Peer, vice president of Simplicity Communications, manager of the property, said the county has ordered him to demolish all of the domes and pay a $5,000 fine. The fine is imposed because the company missed a deadline earlier this year to tear the structures down.
On or around Dec. 17, the back half of the largest dome collapsed. Since then Peer has been battling the county over what to do with not only the broken concrete but also about the remaining domes, which Peer says are still structurally sound.
The property has changed hands several times, with Simplicity taking over managing the domes in 2007. Peer said the property is on 5 acres and has utilities running to it, or easily accessible. The property is currently listed for sale for around $500,000.
The unusual buildings receive a lot of interest from people interested in the supernatural and have been featured on the Travel Channel television show “Ghost Adventures.” In October, Pinal County officials denied a permit for a medical marijuana festival, citing safety concerns at that time.