There are things we have affected though. I will remind everyone on this board when the Empire Theater (now Mainstreet) was going to be demolished, many on this board emailed, wrote, called City leaders, the media, and summoned their friends and networks to put a stop to it. I know this because I met with then council member Becky Nace over that issue. She told me it was local media attention and public outcry that got the Council to intervene quickly, and stopped Executive Hills from proceeding. The fences were already up, and demolition equipment were parked on-site. Nace introduced the emergency ordinance that stopped it.mykn wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:59 pm
It was also the same for the President Hotel. Ron Jury said as much. Jury indicated there were powerful forces trying to block his redevelopment of the President Hotel. Public support saved it. I believe our combined voice also helped save the Cosby Hotel.
The same is true for that ill-fated plan for the Balcony Building demolition on the Plaza by Highwoods for the Polsinelli law firm.
Keep in mind that some of the media coverage of development and preservation issues comes from reporters who read this forum.