1822 Main Redevlopment

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Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:02 pm

moderne wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Historic KC is asking to put bank on register and calling for bank bldng to be preserved.
Won't happen if the owner isn't interested -- someone has to pay for the study. See the Plaza church example (and many others). National Register listing doesn't prevent demolition.

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Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 pm

Shame.

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Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Post by town cow » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 am

Local historic register listing slows demo way down. Natl register listing does the same if federal $ is involved, btw.

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Re: 1822 Main Redevlopment

Post by chaglang » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:03 am

That’s if the rehab has already taken place. Simply listing it nationally gives the building owner access to funding if they choose to rehab the building in a historically appropriate way. Unless work has been done the owner can do whatever they want with the building.

Local register is the opposite: strict rules about rehab and no access to funds. It’s a remarkably dumb option for a property owner to voluntarily pursue, unless they enjoy going to the Landmarks Commission every time they want to change a light bulb.

As David mentioned, HKC can’t force a property into being listed. They will almost certainly try and have Shields hold it in committee indefinitely if it gets that far.

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