Retain 569 days without a demolition?

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iloveionia
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Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by iloveionia » Tue May 07, 2013 8:18 pm

How do we handle the loss of the motel on W. 8th?
It was certainly a demolition.
When was the pink garage demolished on Main? Before or after the 1320 Ionia (in front of my carriage house?)
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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by movedsouth » Tue May 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Neither the pink garage nor the motel where part of "historic" Springfield.

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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by JaxUnicorn » Wed May 08, 2013 6:57 am

Maybe we change it to say 569 days without Historic demolition?
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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by Debbie Thompson » Thu May 09, 2013 11:53 am

Interesting conundrum. It wasn't an historic structure, but it could have been in 50 or so years. I think people expect us to fight for historic structures I don't know that they expected us to fight to save the 1960's brick and block apartment building that was deemed non contributing. But had it been 100 years old, like the Lampru Apartments were, we'd have been fightling like tigers for it.

Did we know about it ahead of time? Could we have stopped it, given that it's deemed non-contributing and has no HPC approval requirement? It would have been nice if we could have influenced the re-use of it, had we known it was about to be demolished. But I don't know that we had any power to stop the demolition.

We've kept our old houses safe for 569 days and counting. That said, a demo is a demo. If you feel strongly enough about it, post a picture on MJ with the bulldozer on top, make the point the building could have been rehabbed, and reset the counter.

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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by jbm32206 » Wed May 15, 2013 3:01 pm

My opinion, change the wording to ....days without historic demolition. I don't feel the counter needs to be reset for non historical losses
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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by karla » Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Now the question is moot. MovedSouth - please change the counter to 0 as of today. :mad:

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Re: Retain 569 days without a demolition?

Post by movedsouth » Thu May 23, 2013 4:53 pm

done . let me know if I missed a spot :(

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