The money is not going to Cogic. Cogic is selling the property for $1 to get it off of their hands and not owe fines for anti-neglect. No issue with separation of church and state.
This article is misleading. The cost for the bridge is not $30 Million. That cost includes all of the upgrades to Main Street and connecting the bridge to Broadway.
Unfortunately there are no legal design standards that they will have to abide by. The overlay only goes into effect when you are building new or tearing down 50% of the building or expanding. They are only renovating an existing building that is part of an existing planned development with little if no standards. City Council would have to demand that they meet a higher standard.
They think the lodge design is creative and visionary? It is hideous. I hope they don't sidestep the Design Review Board on this one. We can't let them destroy a landmark building by adding a log cabin to it.
Matthew should be commended for doing the right thing. Shane Trice is a piece of shit and needs to go down. He's trying to claim that his civil rights have been violated. I've been in that club too many times to count and have personally seen everything he's been accused of (and more) except for the gambling payouts. You do the crime, be ready to pay the time.
By Louis Goggans
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