Monthly Archives: April 2010

Demolition by neglect

In 1999, the City of Greensboro adopted an “Ordinance to Prevent Demolition by Neglect”.  Found under Chapter 30, Article IV, 30-4-4.2, the ordinance was adopted to protect historic properties from ‘demolition by neglect’ on the part of uncaring or unresponsive owners.  The ordinance says: ….any building or structure, (e)ither designated as an Historic Landmark or [...]

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WMS and that ‘vision thing’

Update: Here’s a 2008 video report from WXII.  Nothing much has changed since then. Indications are that Tuesday night’s City Council meeting might be interesting in regard to the Staff and P&R Commission’s recommendation of spending $1.3M to demolish War Memorial Stadium.  Some on Council might be concerned about their legacy.  The prospect of having their names [...]

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N&R: Naysayer

I have meticulously crafted an eloquent opposing opinion on this morning’s inaccuracy riddled N&R editorial. Their position on the matter doesn’t simply support, but urges the demolition of War Memorial Stadium.  If I had more time this morning, I would further elucidate the inaccuracies.  But alas, duty calls. I do realize that a lone voice [...]

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“Renovation” my ass

The only thing more misleading than the online headline: “New renovation plan proposed for War Memorial Stadium” is the opening line of the article that appears in today’s N&R: “The city’s War Memorial Stadium might soon get a long-awaited facelift….” Characterizing the demolition of 99% of a structure as a “renovation” and a ” facelift” is [...]

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In Memoriam: War Memorial Stadium

Pretty, isn’t it? This is the latest architectural rendering of what the exterior of Greensboro’s long neglected War Memorial Stadium will look like if our City Council approves the expenditure of the $1.3M that was earmarked a couple of years ago, via 2/3rds bonds, for the ‘renovation’ of our National Registry of Historic Places property. [...]

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