Planning & Development

A new apartment complex will wend between two hidden historic houses behind Blue Moon Diner. Photo courtesy of Neighborhood Development Services

Old and new: West Main complex keeps Blue Moon Diner

A new apartment complex is in the works for West Main, but the Board of Architectural Review has already ruled out tearing down some of the street’s oldest buildings to accommodate the building. Developer Jeff Levien says he would prefer to demolish Blue Moon Diner and the next-door convenience store and rebuild them, adding that Blue […]

A partial demolition is underway at 206 W Market St. after a January 25 roof collapse. Staff photo

Partial demolition underway on West Market

An owner of the two-story brick building on West Market Street says a partial demolition is currently underway after a January 25 roof collapse. “It would’ve happened one way or another,” owner Josh Rogers says. He and his partners had plans to renovate the 206 W Market St. building for their proposed private club, called […]

The Downtown Mall around the Landmark was blocked off January 14 so firefighters could clear debris. Staff photo

Mayor doesn’t rule out condemning Landmark

The skeletal Landmark Hotel officially went from eyesore to public safety hazard last week when a beam went through the roof of next-door CVS. “Debris blew off the building and could have killed someone,” said Mayor Mike Signer on “Wake-Up Call” January 17. The city closed the area around the hotel January 14, and the […]