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Live List of Resolutions, Press and Blogs in Opposition to Michigan HB 5232

The following list appears courtesy of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and will be updated regularly. February 29, 2016 RESOLUTIONS AGAINST HB 5232 and SB 720 City Councils, Historic District … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to the Michigan Legislature

HB 5232 and SB 720 are, at their essence, a selfish slap in the face to generations of Michigan citizens, both past and future, bills that are threatening to deprive each and every one of us of an economically stable future. These bills, unlike PA 169 at it’s birth, emerge in response to no crisis at all, NONE.

February 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

Does Our History Matter to the GOP?

HB 5232 is an irresponsible attempt to remove such protections, politicize a process currently codified, and induce, over time, the erosion of a legacy held dear by the citizens of Michigan, under the fashionable and deceptively used GOP battle cry “property rights’.

February 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

HB 5232: A Detroit Demolition, or Not?

If enacted, HB 5232 eliminates our greatest tool in halting impending demolition in the 11th hour. Here is the kicker, and why I believe Afendoulis is jamming this legislation through: relevant to the proposed Cass Park District which threatens Ilitch’s right to demo the aforementioned three buildings, under HB 5232, creating the new Cass Park Historic District would require not only enactment by the City Council but a majority approval by vote in the next public election, a delay that would afford the Ilitch demolition team plenty of time.

January 31, 2016 · 3 Comments

Fernando Palazuelo and the Packard Plant: Can He Do It?

Authors Note: An edited version of this essay currently appears on the HuffingtonPost at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-kotting/fernando-palazuelo-and-th_b_4598580.html In the mid-1990’s, myself and a hand full of Detroit-based preservationist put on the largest … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

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