Do not demolish the CPA Building in Corktown, Detroit!
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PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION IF YOU OPPOSE THE DEMOLITION OF THE CPA BUILDING LOCATED AT 2238 MICHIGAN AVE IN THE CORKTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD OF DETROIT.
According to an article,"CPA Building in Corktown to be demolished", published on Wednesday, November 16 in Crain's Detroit:
"The New York City-based owners of the CPA Building in Corktown are tearing it down.
On Monday, BFD Corktown LLC, the entity that owns the 11,000-square-foot building at Michigan Avenue and 14th Street near the Michigan Central Depot and Slows Bar BQ, was issued a demolition permit, according to online city records.
Gregory Newman, principal of Farmington Hills-based Keystone Commercial Real Estate LLC, which represents the ownership group locally, said in an email Wednesday morning that he is unsure when demolition will happen.
"I was told that there were complaints from local businesses and property owners in the area that prompted the city to push for demolition of the property," he said."
BFD Corktown LLC purchased the CPA Building in June 2014 for $900,000 and have neglected it ever since. The CPA Building, originally the home of the Conductors Protective Association, was opened in 1923 and designed by architect Alvin E. Harley (HistoricDetroit.org).
The demand for residential space in Corktown is high and the restoration of architecturally significant buildings is growing rapidly. If the current owners, BFD Corktown LLC, are unable to renovate the CPA Building, they should sell the building at market rate to an entity that is willing to renovate it.
"CPA Building in Corktown to be demolished": http://bit.ly/2fYfWDa (November 16, 2016)
"New owners of Corktown's CPA Building hope to spare it from wrecking ball": http://bit.ly/2f1gWBQ (March 12, 2015)
"New York group buys CPA Building in Corktown for $900,000": http://bit.ly/2gilppp (June 14, 2014)
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