Perhaps, if the "plan" was a true compromise, there would no longer be conflict. Thanks, Flyer! Your perspective and reporting is truly valued!
What kind of person wants to be remembered as the one (s) responsible for killing the Old Forest and paving Overton Park green space: One of The 10 Great Parks in America? As for Mr. Brady, obviously he has lost his way... Mayor Strickland has proposed a decent, viable plan.
I see nothing new here...minus the fact of complete demolition of the Coliseum... The idea of a "shell" of a building was introduced (quite surprisingly) at the RoundHouse Revival..and carried along (by a very few )to the Charrette meetings the following week.... I see nothing that we did not expect...paddling forth for the City. What was the fee?
The Hotel Chisca is the northern anchor for the South Main Historic District. Built in 1913, the eight story, historically and culturally significant property, maintains the steel roof frame that held Hotel Chisca signage... in bold, red neon with "Park Free", in smaller neon below. Plastic, interior illuminated letters Advertising a business operation that only began operations in California in 2011, and considering this restaurant will occupy just a tiny fraction of the square footage of the revived Chisca...Sign is Wrong for the neighborhood and a "bad sign" for the Design Review Board, should they approve it. 5 Spot...get real. part of the mystery of E&H and "finding" the 5 Spot is just that .... a place locals love and tourist find.... neon is good but that graphic design........ ;-)
Toby Sells..I got an entirely different perspective than that of your headline...Harold Collins was fresh air and clear thinking... Proponents of the "Concept" were fumbling.
BSL Highrise~ an envision so monstrous, crushing the bluff, casting large swaths of darkness over downtown, welcoming no one! .. trapped by ink and paper in a soulless hibernation..may it forever remain so.
Who is the buyer and what the the planned use of this property? How many proposals to purchase and restore this property were submitted? What is in place to prevent any future changes to the property?
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