Historic Preservation vs. Revitalization?

In Willmar, Minnesota, city officials were not pleased when a mandated environmental review concluded that the 68-year old airport building they wanted to demolish was historically significant.
December 14, 2009, 12pm PST | Tim Halbur
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"City Administrator Michael Schmit says the city has offered to 'carve out' the 4.5-acre terminal site to allow the city to move forward with developing the remaining 700 acres of the old airport into an industrial park. But he says the FAA has not responded to the offer.

In an effort to bring the land release issue to a conclusion, the city has told the FAA that the city is willing to enter into a preservation easement for the terminal building."

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Published on Monday, December 14, 2009 in West Central Tribune
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