Sunday, April 25, 2010

Yoo Hoo, Inspections!

This broken window is in the former Thomas Furniture building, a highly visible spot near Park & East Second. If I am not mistaken, it is part of the North Avenue Commercial Historic District. A developer received approvals to put apartments and retail space in the building.

Here's how the same window looked in November 2009. Someone decided it was a good place to put up posters, never mind the broken glass.

And here's how it looked in August 2009.
Development experts have told city officials many times that a city is less desirable to developers if there are obvious signs of neglect, like weed trees, trash and broken windows downtown. Can it be that the city and this developer think the opposite?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice to point these issues out, but is anyone home? I don't think there is. The government in Plainfield does not care, these idiots running this city only care about how to further their political agenda, and nothing else... I know what anyone might say, "Oh but with that mentality, how is Plainfield going to move forward?" Well, let me tell you, Plainfield will not move forward as long as we keep electing incompetence people into government.

11:45 AM  
Blogger olddoc said...

Historically,before this was the Thomas Furniture Bldg, it was the home of the PLAINFIELD COURIER NEWS with its big type presses.

In my childhood a school trip destination.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets start boarding up these old empty buildings already the graffiti artists need new canvas

2:11 PM  

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