Historic Preservation Commission sets December 13th Public Hearing for the Marriott Proposal
A large crowd turned out, at the November 15th, 2010 Historic Preservation Commission meeting to speak out regarding Wave Development LLC’s request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish buildings located at 319-327 East Wisconsin Ave., and 625-631 North Milwaukee St. This approval is required before demolition would be allowed as the buildings are part of the East Side Commercial Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Despite the large crowd, no public testimony was taken as Alderman Bob Bauman made a motion to set a date for a public hearing. Bauman explained that per the ordinance the only two options available at the commission at this point in time were to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness, or move to set a date for a public hearing. Even if the commission had taken testimony, members of the public would need to attend the officially noticed public hearing. By ordinance this public hearing has to be held in the next thirty days, and so it was scheduled to be held at the next meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on December 13th, 2010.