Property Owner Files Lawsuit to Fight Landmark Designation
Chris Grygiel has the story:
In its report, the Landmarks Preservation Board said the 10-story Lloyd Building, "clad in gold-buff brick, with cream colored terra cotta trim," was designed by noted architect Victor Voorhees and completed in 1926. The report cited the building as a unique example of Beaux Arts Renaissance Revival style.
- Image via the wonderful Joe Mabel on WikiMedia Commons
- The Lloyd Building
In a lawsuit filed Aug. 24, building owners Comprise Venture LLC argued that the City failed to consider the economic impact of designating the Lloyd as a landmark, didn't take into consideration future development plans for the area and lacked sufficient evidence to make its decision. Unlike the Landmark Preservation Board report, which speaks of the Lloyd in glowing terms, the building's owners describe it as a "box with ornamentation."
Nice to see the Landmark Preservation Board do something right after blowing it downtown in recent years.