URGENT ! NEED LETTERS OF SUPPORT NOW!!!
The fate of 242 Broadway in the City of Newburgh will be determined at 2pm tomorrow (Thursday, December 16). The city court will decide whether to give the property owner a few days reprieve to stabilize the structure or if they will begin an emergency demolition.
It’s not great that the owner let it get to this point and it’s not great that the Architectural Review Commission’s recommendations were ignored for two years by city departments who could have compelled the owner to make repairs. But the focus now is to make the case for immediate stabilization. The property owner has stepped up and has a structural engineer ready to go. If the owner is given the chance to make the repairs, we can not only preserve the building but also prevent city taxpayer funds from being used to support Demolition-by-Neglect.
Please send letters (or a few words) of support to me and I will deliver them. Please express that this building can and should be saved, why it is important to the Newburgh historic district and/or anything else that makes the case for preservation rather than demolition.
Email Letters (or a few words) of Support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Comment Against the Demolition of 242 Broadway in Newburgh, NY from Monday, December 13, 2021
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“Demolition By Neglect” in the City of Newburgh NY!
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