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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Brookline delays demolition of Frank McCourt mansions.

Brookline delays demolition of Frank McCourt mansions - Brookline, MA - Brookline TAB

This will most likely be the most viewed story on this site today. This decision is hardly a surprise, as I'm not aware of any demolition requests that were immediately allowed by the Preservation Committee. The article also provides us with quotes from Committee members which prove they were aware that many valid arguments exist for allowing the demolition to happen, yet they want they stay.

I've already provided my take on this. This is a structure which almost none of us will ever see. This is not a case where the owner is hoping to change the zoning category, increase the number of units on the property, or dramatically change the feel or use of the neighborhood. This is simply a single homeowner who wants to use the property he owns to build a house which suits his needs. I think this exercise is a collective waste of time and it's unfortunate. The Preservation Committee needs to focus on the multi-family homes which get knocked down and replaced by property clogging large developments. Let Mr. Henry build himself a house.


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