Originally Posted by Londonee
the CCRA is demanding more parking. Meanwhile, this corner looks decrepit with 3 derelict buildings, an empty lot, next to the hulking eyesore that is the Boyd.
The Boyd is far from a "hulking eyesore." I agree that the yellow-painted, wheatpasted, graffitied plywood barricade is an eyesore (and an easily fixable one at that), but the building itself? Not even remotely.
I never bought the BS argument that the Boyd's "blight" was holding back development in the area, and I still don't. Aside from maybe UCity, this stretch is the hottest in the entire city. Despite this flurry of development, there remain many, many "hulking eyesores" on this stretch of Chestnut, but the Boyd is certainly not one of them.
Anyway, back to 1900 Chestnut...