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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2013, 03:35:44 PM »
FWIW:  Lori Boyer actually told Stephen to behave himself. 

Luckily for Stephen, the lawyer and friends unwittingly supported his assertion that the city was being "held hostage".

Stephen's words were strong -- he pointed to a history of neglect of our historic structures by owners and by the city.  Schellenburg took offense at the "held hostage" comment, but what else is it? 

Of course, Stephen just smiled.

lol.

She did!  But like a few others, she has so much of my respect and genuine affection that I certainly didnt mind the chide.  Lori Boyer has the intelligence and enough taste to be as informal as she likes with me.

After the meeting I realized that I have spent time with Karl Carter Bostwick.  He's a genuinely likable fellow, I just think that he is taking a little cynical advice on how to proceed forward on the sale of this property.

To me the standout speakers tonight were Jennifer Hewitt Apperson, Preston Haskell and Carmen Godwin on the historic preservation side, and both Carl and Val Bostwick on the demolition side.

Stephen -- I'm a little confused . . . what exactly are the Bostwick's appealing?  Are they saying that the building should not be a historical landmark, or that they should be able to demo the building, or both? 

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2013, 06:35:48 PM »
Both. They don't want landmark status because that adds a layer of protection. And thanks to short sighted COJ daily fines, they want to demolish. Silly. Sell it to Preston Haskell.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2013, 05:07:42 PM »
February 5th is Tuesday.  LUZ should take action.

sheclown

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2013, 08:42:16 AM »
The hearing for the Bostwick Building has been deferred to Feb. 20th.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2013, 02:05:40 PM »
Thanks for letting everyone know.  I was planning to attend.  What I do need to find out is where is a safe place to park?  That is my only obstacle.  I am a a bit unsure of being down there after dark.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2013, 02:43:47 PM »
Both. They don't want landmark status because that adds a layer of protection. And thanks to short sighted COJ daily fines, they want to demolish. Silly. Sell it to Preston Haskell.

The City commonly fines DT buildings when they want action; most of the time they agree to waive most or all in conjunction with a sale that includes rehab.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2013, 08:44:59 PM »
Crap!  I missed it?  Was thinking the postponed meeting was tomorrow.  ):  What happened?  Anything good happen?

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2013, 07:18:39 AM »
Bostwick before the LUZ has been deferred twice.  Apparently it will be heard next Tuesday night.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2013, 07:55:19 AM »
Political and Financial maneuvering.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #54 on: February 27, 2013, 10:08:47 AM »
Hoping preservationists will lose track and miss the meeting.  Be there if you can and surprise them.  :-)

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
Any update on this?
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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2013, 04:55:57 PM »
I believe it keeps getting deferred at the owner's request.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2013, 07:58:33 PM »
Until it becomes one of those "city emergencies" ?
Wondering if that offer to buy is still on the table?
Guess one can't force an owner to sell.


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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2013, 04:12:12 PM »
Being heard tomorrow night

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »
Thanks sheclown!  You beat me to it :)