Sunday, April 25, 2010
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.
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?