Here is my highlight:
"Basically, it sounds like a “historic” property qualifies as one where the president slept. Whereas a “significant” building could potentially be one where the president’s cousin said she once heard that a milkman hooked up with a senator’s aunt who was also having an affair with a landscaper who told a dude he knew from high school that he once high-fived Bill Murray in the backyard at a house party. In other words, “significant” is in the eye of the beholder. It would be up to the Planning Board to make the final call."
The most important factor is taking away the Council's authority and granting it to an unelected body, the Planning Board.
This ordinance could be revised easily. Set a classification system for every building in Pensacola.
- Historic - Hands off; no demolition; should not be too many
- Old (some significance) - internal demo ok; remodel inside & keep facade; (Penko Building, Jacksons) Demo only upon review
- Other - Up to the property owner