Further Protection of Historic Buildings

THe  following document is a first draft of an ordinance to safeguard landmark buildings outside the historically designated buildings. The ordinance is missing a clause on demolition through neglect.

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Demolition Through Neglect

See below a number of articles and precedents. Please post comments on which features would be appropriate for our area.

Demolition by Neglect | Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Proposed Demolition of Spring Street Property

According to the oral history recorded during our preparation for the West Side Trolley tours, this property was where Mr. Eugene Grace’s gardener lived.

Issue: The Diocese appeared in front of the Historic Review Board the other week.  After a lengthy discussion by neighbors and the board, the board voted 4-3 NOT to give them the demolition permit.  The Diocese will now take the matter to the City Council. There are a number of issues.