So, I still am waiting to hear where the money to mothball PS4 comes from.
Don't get me wrong - I would love to see PS4 renovated into something useful. Unfortunately, numerous groups have looked into it and determined that it is not doable. Its been vacant since 1971. Time to take a look at knocking it down and getting anew building on the property.
Interesting.. your post on the previous page indicates the contrary. "That eyesore should be torn down immediately"
Actually a few years ago , a developer wanted to do just that.
Demolish it. Put a retirement facility in its place. That was 2006. I suppose the developer , had they actually had a plan in place that would have made the project viable, could have accomplished that, despite public outcry , including , most definitely , mine.
To answer your question, I do not YET know where money to mothball the building will come from. But one thing is clear. you are apparently undecided on exactly how you feel about the school . On one page you say tear it down, the next you indicate otherwise. Which is it?
Following the fire set in the building in January you came on here and posted that something I stated was not true, and being that I sent interested parties to the , then owner. That is a fact. The owner, being under a contract with the developer at the time, obviously probably could NOT talk to this person, who by the way does loft conversions on Schools and has successfully for years. I think ( don't know) the developer with the option on the property probably wouldn't talk to this person at all. Again not certain of what exactly did or did not happen. Point is I most certainly HAVE been seeking solutions for that building, as have many bright minds prior to my involvement for decades. At least I am trying.
You are so quick to name call, be negative, call the building an eyesore, and like many in our community , could not be bothered to volunteer, or give positive input, hence the reference I made that you sound like another poster on the forum. Didn't call you names. Respect but do not agree with your opinion. As I previously stated, we are not looking to the taxpayer to foot the bill. The fact that the city is on the hook to attempt to secure it , you can thank it's negligent owner for. The building did not go into rack and ruin on its own. It was from basic neglect / maintenance and just as much from vandals who care nothing about that building , or any other, or your home, for that matter.
We are looking for a solution that will not involve removal of the building. To take it out is VERY COSTLY. for a potential new build, there is before anything gets built ,a substantial impact fee just to put a building there. Because of the lot size remaining, it is doubtful that a building even comparable to that size and certainly not of the quality of construction, could be put in its place. Say what you will about the School. Its construction has stood the test of time and withstood abuse and negligence for close to a half century. It needs a lot of work but I differ with your opinion that it is an eyesore. In fact, ENOUGH people disagree , that it was granted historic landmark status. Enough people disagreed with its removal, and plenty , I assure you STILL STAND BEHIND the FACT that it can and eventually will be saved and re purposed.