Comment 90363

By screencarp (registered) | Posted July 22, 2013 at 23:13:24 in reply to Comment 90357

Why is Farr talking about these being designated in the 70's and 80's?

Because that's when they started to go downhill in a big way. That's when they needed help and designation. 1980-2000, no one cared about these buildings. And yes, you can blame past negligence for today's structural issues. Buildings that are open to the elements for years suffer badly. Especially when they're made of wood and have limestone foundations. If we demand the developer take a blood bath because we think these buildings look nice it will have a chilling effect on future development. I think we're all painfully aware of the horrific buildings that has gone up in this neighbourhood as other buildings have fallen or burnt down and sure any building can be saved or rebuilt given enough money, but when does it become folly? It is business after all and is supposed to be profitable in the end.

Gore is fucked for the next ten years. They need to cut down most/all of the trees due to poor management, they moved the buses out and reduced the foot traffic, so it's an opportune time to shut it down and remake it. Let's be positive and talk about what we want to see, rather than what we're scared of. Have some vision and imagine five or ten years in the future. After all, this should be the heart of our city, let's do it right.

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