The building has a significant story to tell. Perhaps the owner can find a way to honor that if he does take it down. But, it has been sitting there in disuse and falling apart for years. Where have these people been who now, today want him to save it? Simply put, the City has no legal basis with which to force the owner to invest his own money to preserve it. Others may offer theirs but we cannot with taxpayer dollars.
Durham says, "The ideal buyer will be preservation-minded buyer who wants to restore the building and incorporate it into the development of the property."
No word yet if there have been any offers on the property or when the building will be torn down.