We have a 1966 Safeway building that's still intact. It most recently held a Sports Authority and when that went out of business a regional development company bought the property. It's sat empty for a few years now as the developer occasionally promises that a boutique grocery store is going in there, but nothing comes of the promises.So we're not sure what will happen to the building. It's not landmarked. Our current preservation code requires that any development project involving an eligible building (even if it's not landmarked) must adaptively reuse the building. But we also have an auto dealership from the 1960s that we found to be eligible and that developer appealed our decision. It went to City Council and despite our finding that it's eligible for a person, events, and architecture, they decided it was "old but not historic." We'll be losing that property any day now. With that decision in mind, I suspect the current developer for the old Safeway building might take a similar tactic. (If it's not from the Victorian era, it couldn't possible be worth saving, right? :-P )Here's a link to the architectural inventory form that was done on the building awhile back. http://www.historitecture.com/pdf/collegeaves0425.pdf
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