Comment 90023

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted July 08, 2013 at 14:13:22 in reply to Comment 90010

Then ignore the heritage argument and simply consider the fact that the buildings were in use until winter. They were functional, active buildings.

Blanchard does not have a concrete plan for the lot, and likely is planning on waiting until he can acquire more adjacent properties before he'll develop one... this could mean many, many years before we see that vacant lot developed.

If the buildings were brand new stucco-and-styrofoam abominations, their demolition would still set off alarm bells because you can't have a yawning demolition hole facing the core of the city for the better part of a decade while a property speculator waits for the perfect deal.

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