|Loveland's Independent News Source
|Council Split On Whether
"Eminent Domain" Is A Tool for
Acquiring Properties for 'Catalyst'
|Loveland business owner and longtime resident failed
to get an historic designation from Loveland's City
Council for his property at 123 N. Lincoln in Loveland.
|Google street view of Russ Morgan's Cleveland Ave.
property downtown. Current tenants include one
residential and a brewery (left). Both historic buildings
will be demolished in the redevelopment to make room
for new apartments.
|Video Highlights - Council Hearing
May 20, 2014
1. Gene Stires tells his side of the story to
Loveland's City Council
2. Councilwoman Joan Shaffer along with
Councilman John Fogle dangle using the "tool"
over Stires' head indicating they will support
taking his property through the eminent domain
3. Councilman Troy Krenning makes a course
correction during the meeting expressing his
belief Stires can decide not to sell and the city will
"go away." Krenning reminds his colleagues their
immediate task is to rule on Stires' historic
designation request not other matters