New Castle News


August 1, 2013

Our Opinion: Is New Castle committed to preserving valuable district?



This is the second time council has considered changes related to the district and the Historic Architectural Review Board since measures were passed in 2009. Yet the rationale for changes appears to be complaints about how some members of the review board aggressively seek to protect historic buildings.

Maybe these people do cross the line. Yet if so, the city needs to deal with them, not undercut the historic district.

We think the city needs to do more to promote the district. And officials need to ensure the public that the district will receive full municipal support. If New Castle isn’t committed to its historic district, why would anyone else be?

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