Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Historic Preservation Topic of meeting with new Councilman

Preservation minded individuals from Knox Hill, OTR, and Westwood met with new City Councilman Smitherman last week to discuss neighborhood turnaround strategies and outlined changes that would be beneficial to communities trying to turn around their neighborhood.

The discussions revolved around using Historic Preservation as an economic development too, the red-tape and road blocks that hold neighborhoods back, and city VBML and demolition strategies negative impact on historic preservation efforts.

Councilman Smitherman indicated he would like to have another meeting, with other council members present, to further discuss those strategies and ideas.

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