Letter: Park Theatre becoming a real eyesore
Original post made on Jan 28, 2009
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on Jan 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm
I think it is time for the city to get real on this - Crittendan tried to get a sweetheart deal from the city by letting the building rot, but couldn't pull it off. Now it's just a rotting hulk not worth saving. It's time to put the hammer down on old Crit - declare the property blighted and force him to knock it down on his own dime.
And one other thing: Across the street at the old car dealership, the two giant redwoods in front have been allowed to die off. In a city that's so anal about its trees, that's a heck of a double standard set there. Seems to me the city now has no leg to stand on in trying to tell private citizens what they can or can't do with their own trees when they those two huge majestic trees just die off like that.
on Jan 30, 2009 at 11:09 am
Is it possible to tax commercial properties that stand vacant, under-developed, or otherwise not contributing to the tax revenues of the city?
on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:28 pm
runs in the extended family, Crittendens, Procters, all Atherton residents who have no scruples about exterior appearance of their extensive MP realty holdings. Just ask their tenants.