Friday, October 6, 2006

Center City Commission on Downtown Fire

Posted on Fri, Oct 6, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has issued the following statement regarding this morning's devestating fire: "This is a major setback not only to the developers of the Court Square Center project, but to downtown's revitalization efforts around Court Square. We have all worked long and hard to help this project become a reality, and through it, to dramatically change the face of the Court Square neighborhood. And now this... We have spoken with the Court Square Center project developers and are assured that the property is more than adequately covered by insurance. We do not want to rush to judgment on the condition of the two remaining buildings, but we will just have to see what can rise up out of these ashes. The loss of the historic First Church building is sad to say the least. But, knowing the spirit of its pastor and congregation, they will build back stronger than ever. The most positive thing is that apparently there has been no loss of life."


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