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BIG CHEESE 723

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #75 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 #76 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 #77 on: February 27, 2013, 07:55:19 AM »
Political and Financial maneuvering.

Ben- JCCI, we need to kayak Downtown before 2025

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #78 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 #79 on: April 03, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
Any update on this?

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #80 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 #81 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 #82 on: April 15, 2013, 04:12:12 PM »
Being heard tomorrow night

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #83 on: April 15, 2013, 04:15:01 PM »
Thanks sheclown!  You beat me to it :)

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #84 on: April 16, 2013, 08:45:48 AM »
Not all can attend (especially at the last minute like this); however, all can email in support to LUZ for Bostwick. Please take a moment this morning to do so

"Lori Boyer" <LBoyer@coj.net>,"Matthew Schellenberg" <MattS@coj.net>, "Doyle Carter" <DoyleC@coj.net>,"William Gulliford" <Gulliford@coj.net>, "Warren Jones" <WAJones@coj.net>, "Denise Lee" <EDLee@coj.net>, "Don Redman" <Redman@coj.net>

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #85 on: April 16, 2013, 08:58:37 AM »
Not all can attend (especially at the last minute like this); however, all can email in support to LUZ for Bostwick. Please take a moment this morning to do so

"Lori Boyer" <LBoyer@coj.net>,"Matthew Schellenberg" <MattS@coj.net>, "Doyle Carter" <DoyleC@coj.net>,"William Gulliford" <Gulliford@coj.net>, "Warren Jones" <WAJones@coj.net>, "Denise Lee" <EDLee@coj.net>, "Don Redman" <Redman@coj.net>

And be sure to focus on the issues at hand: building exceeds criteria for landmark status, owners have created a self-imposed hardship, demolition by neglect should not be rewarded with a demolition permit, Code Enforcement has been trying to work with the owners to bring the building into compliance since 2005.  "Substantial competent evidence" is going to be key.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2013, 10:18:27 AM »
Not all can attend (especially at the last minute like this); however, all can email in support to LUZ for Bostwick. Please take a moment this morning to do so

"Lori Boyer" <LBoyer@coj.net>,"Matthew Schellenberg" <MattS@coj.net>, "Doyle Carter" <DoyleC@coj.net>,"William Gulliford" <Gulliford@coj.net>, "Warren Jones" <WAJones@coj.net>, "Denise Lee" <EDLee@coj.net>, "Don Redman" <Redman@coj.net>

And be sure to focus on the issues at hand: building exceeds criteria for landmark status, owners have created a self-imposed hardship, demolition by neglect should not be rewarded with a demolition permit, Code Enforcement has been trying to work with the owners to bring the building into compliance since 2005.  "Substantial competent evidence" is going to be key.

Even further than the above (+1 for all that), CM also have been giving credence to the argument that there remain legitimate offers on the table and competent qualified buyers remain interested.  From the LUZ & CC perspective, this needs to not just be a "preservationist vs. owner" argument, it is and needs to remain a commercial argument as well.  There are qualified buyers that are willing to engage with the Bostwicks to purchase the building and save/reuse it, and these potential buyers (at least two that I know of) are well aware of the costs and intricacies of doing so.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2013, 12:05:39 PM »
So the owners don't want the building designated as an historical landmark in 2013, but they touted it as "the most visible Historic Landmark Building" in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville" just 4 years ago??

I'd be happy to post a copy of the sales flyer from 2009, but I'm not quite smart enough to figure out how to upload images or attachments  :-[

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #88 on: April 16, 2013, 12:08:42 PM »
send it to edavis@metrojacksonville.com and I'll upload it for you.

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Re: Historic Bostwick Building Demolition Meeting Tonight
« Reply #89 on: April 16, 2013, 12:36:39 PM »