Friday, November 11, 2005

November 10th - a Historic Day Indeed (updated)

November 10th 2005 may indeed be a day to mark in your calendars.

  • A neighborhood planning meeting attended by over 50 folk at The Grand.
  • An announcement that yet another building (M. Fine) will be undergoing a renovation and adaptive reuse.

And at the same time the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission (during a marathon 3 hour 45 minute meeting):

  • Approves plans for the restoration of three storefronts on Pearl Street between Main and Market.
  • Reviews and approves exterior design of Scribner Place YMCA and Aquatic Center.
  • Announces plans to seek Preserve America designation (http://www.preserveamerica.gov/) opening up a new grant funding source and bringing national attention to the heritage and cultural assets of New Albany.

Anyway you look at it - that’s a pretty darn good day for the city of New Albany.

Artist rendering of storefronts to be restored on Pearl Street -

Submitted by property owner Stephen J. Beardsley

3 comments:

The New Albanian said...

Ted - your link is no good (you have ) at the end as part of the link, and it should be removed).

What about the storefronts?

TedF said...

Thanks Roger. The link has been corrected.

An image of the storefronts has been added to the original post.

It's a very exciting project and just what that stretch of Pearl needs.

ceece said...

Does the MSPA have a website or is there somewhere that they post, in advance, meetings that they are having?