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Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 3

Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 3

This is the third and final post (for now) on my work regarding the Library Board’s decision to purchase and demolish 227 North Wyman Street.  Post one is here; Post two is here.

On Tuesday, March 22nd, 5:30p the Library is hosting a ‘Town Hall’ meeting at the Nordlof Center to presumably share details regarding the ComEd environmental remediation project, relocation possibilities (both temporary and permanent), and more...

Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 2

Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 2

This is the second of three posts on my work regarding the Library Board’s decision to purchase and demolish 227 North Wyman Street.  The first post can be found here.

After reaching out to Mr. Logli, I continued my correspondence by reaching out to the following individuals:

ComEd: I spoke with George Gaulrapp, Public Relations Manager at ComEd, on 16 March.  Our chat was brief but amiable. Mr. Gaulrapp expressed ComEd’s commitment to address the environmental remediation issue in a thorough, timely manner, and citied their prior remediation projects at Fordham Dam and Avon Street...

Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 1

Update: 227 North Wyman, Part 1

It’s been over three weeks since my letter to the Rockford Public Library Board regarding their decision to purchase and demolish 227 North Wyman Street, a Georgian Revival circa 1912 that is a contributing building to our historically built downtown.  In the letter, I argued that the library should not remove a property from the tax rolls primarily for temporary staging purposes, and should consider adaptively reusing the property if it indeed wishes to purchase the building...