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I got an email that had a rendering in it and frankly it looks like crap. Keep Clifton Natural Foods, the Christy's building, and the houses on Lyon Street. That's too much historic fabric to lose for more EIFS. Hopefully the developer REALLY wants to build and ends up reworking their plans to just fill in the parking lot instead of tearing anything down.
The tradeoff for losing the Goetz House should be that the developer has to provide a better product to help compensate for the loss. They can and should be held to a higher standard of design and build quality.
Also, the Dennison Hotel building has just been purchased by the Joseph auto group, who owns the giant surface lot adjacent to the property. They are certainly interested in tearing it down.
Thats disappointing. I thought 3CDC has plans for that building a few years ago.
Maybe joseph auto group is on a mission to tear down that entire block for parking..
Wouldn't it be difficult to tear down this structure as it is designated historic?
They were trying to sell the house to the developer before any medical issues existed. It wasn't until after the historic designation application was applied for that the father started having health problems. Now they have successfully used the health issues as the reason for selling/demolishing despite the actual order of events.