Comment 82377

By Shempatolla (registered) - website | Posted October 28, 2012 at 21:21:38

As someone who spends a great deal of my time building things, and tearing things down, mostly in the inner city, I can say with certainty..... sometimes something isn't worth fixing, rebuilding or saving. Sometimes, old doesn't mean its valuable or special or of particular architectural interest. Those buildings have been modified, bastardized, and left unviable for decades. For practical purposes including any sort of adaptive reuse they are a hard sell.
Nothing I have read yet has indicated that Mr Blanchard has asked for any public money. So if he is the only one with skin in the game, if he has proposed multi use, including residential which is exactly what this downtown needs more of. Then godspeed sir.
I'd rather see cranes in the sky than plywood over the windows of those places for ten years.

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