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  1. ME says:

    When an entire city block is demolished, is there a masterplan for the new buildings that will occupy the block? Does the developer have certain criteria that must be aheared to, i.e. brick vener fronts, etc? Are there buyers already in place for the new homes already being built?

    The city should offer incentives for builders to recreate exactly what is being replaced. Once all is lost, there will be no architectural craftsmanship to appreciate anymore. But I guess future generations won’t know what they’re missing, or won’t care. Just like everything else, why fix it, just throw it out and get a new one. Newer is better, right?

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      There is no master plan, as these three houses so poignantly demonstrate. I wish there was one, and there are people fighting for one, but they’re ignored by the people in charge.

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