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Don't Let The Square get Demolished!

Postby -={ARCLIGHT}=- » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:05 pm

[url=http://www.nwitimes.com/articles/2007/01/16/news/lake_county/c3a12bd89c0066b98625726500065d5b.txt]C.P. to look at purchase of Chase Bank property
CROWN POINT: Land near square targeted in city's master plan
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The Redevelopment Commission has authorized Assistant City Attorney Pat Schuster to inquire about the purchase of the Chase Bank property on the west side of the square.

Commissioner Bob Corbin said the property was targeted in the city's master plan for possible public improvements.

"We want to look at opportunities on the square," he said. "As the property becomes available it makes sense to at least look at how it would fit into the development of downtown."

The land at 115 S. Court St. is near the corner of South Court Street and U.S. 231 heading toward St. John. The city already has purchased a couple of other properties near the square, including land on the north side of the library that was turned into a parking lot and more land south of the Civic Center.

The Chase Bank property will be appraised and then Schuster said the city will consider making an offer for the property.

Mayor Dan Klein said the city has not come up with any specific plans for the land yet.

"Right now we are just looking at our options," he said.
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Postby -={ARCLIGHT}=- » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:05 pm

Mayor Dan Klein wrote:Mayor Dan Klein said the city has not come up with any specific plans for the land yet.

"Right now we are just looking at our options," he said.


Don't believe the hype; you know what the master plan says.

The Mayor wants to tear down the SW corner of the square so he can "straighten out 231".

If this happens, he will be DESTROYING OUR HISTORIC SQUARE.

Plus, I'd like to point out a few other facts:

If 231 is straightened out, the East, West, and North ends of the square will no longer be considered part of 231.

They will then become the cities responsibility to maintain.

This means higher city taxes.

The city will not only be responsible for the paving, striping and maintenance, but also for the snow plowing and snow clearance.
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Postby flyby » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:41 pm

Disaster Dan strikes again! I agree 231 does not need to be "straightened out"! It will become a racetrack for trucks! I think the Mayor feels he needs to do something to justify the $160,000+ of taxpayer money he spend on the Lakota Group?s plan for the city.
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Postby -={ARCLIGHT}=- » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:26 pm

Let the campaigning begin

CROWN POINT --
Dan Klein filed for re-election as mayor of Crown Point. He was unopposed as of the close of business Wednesday.



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Postby flyby » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:39 am

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Postby Native Son » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:35 pm

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