Letter: No need to offer demolition option yet

Posted 5/25/22

To the editor:

I fail to see why, at this juncture, a resolution allowing demolition of the former Carmelite Monastery is necessary to entice developers to offer plans for management of the …

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Letter: No need to offer demolition option yet

Posted

To the editor:

I fail to see why, at this juncture, a resolution allowing demolition of the former Carmelite Monastery is necessary to entice developers to offer plans for management of the property. Why is it not just as reasonable to leave the requirement of preservation of the structure as is? If after soliciting development plans with that stipulation there are then no viable offers it will be obvious that demolition may be the only avenue possible. Until then we are purely speculating. 

It seems to me that there would still be interest in acquiring and developing the parcel with the existing structure intact. If I am wrong then “back to the drawing board“ we go. If the non-demolition restriction is absent how many offers do you suppose will be forthcoming to preserve it? Precious few if any. It is so much easier and more lucrative to tear down and start anew than renovate. Removing the non-demolition requirement will become a self-fulfilling prophesy. The town council has not thought this through once again abrogating their responsibility to the town by throwing it in the lap of the FTM.

Stephen E. Glinick 

Barrington

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