Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Open Meeting about Overton Square Demolition Request

From Memphis Heritage:
Before the City Council hears the owners request for this demo permit, Councilman Shea Flinn, sponsor of the Resolution that passed requiring council approval of any demo permit for the Overton Square area, would like interested parties to meet.

This meeting is being held this Wed. Dec. 9th at 4pm at City Hall 125 N. Main in the 5th floor conference room.

We want our supporters and the community to know about this important meeting. This is an open meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Sooner Investments, the proposed developers, have not submitted a plan for the site. Instead the owners' plan to demolish the buildings at Overton Square before a plan is approved. It is a possibility that the proposed development might not move forward and there would be an even larger parking lot.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Oppose the Overton Square Demolition

The owner of Overton Square wants a permit to demolish these beautiful structures without a plan for rebuilding. Memphis Heritage asks you to contact our City Councilfolk with your opposition.
There will be a meeting Wed Dec 9 @ 4pm City Hall 125 N Main St. 5th floor about the owners application for a demolition permit for Overton Sq. Please call City Councilmen Shea Flinn and Bill Morrison (901-576-6786) and let them know you do not want the CC to allow any demolition at OS until the developers have submitted their plans.
For me, this isn't about saving these buildings at all cost, but losing them without an approved plan for replacement.

I want to see the future.

1970's Parkway Village, 1980's Covington Pike and 1990's Germantown Parkway are not the future.

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