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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 7 – Historic preservation

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As 2015 winds down we took a look back at the year’s news in St. Petersburg and came up with a list of the top 10 most interesting happenings. Whether the news evoked outrage in a community, excitement, or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of 2015. No. 7 – Historic preservation St. Petersburg is home to several historic neighborhoods: Historic Old Northeast, Historic Kenwood, Old Southeast and others. A debate over how to obtain local historic designation in…

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Bob Griendling: Stop, look and listen before crossing local historic district threshold

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  The devil is always in the details. And when it comes to the proposed historic preservation ordinance, especially the application threshold, the details are many. Depending on how far one is willing to dig into those details determines whether so-called misinformation is actually critical and valid information. I have looked at the details. I have read the ordinance many times, asked questions in one-on-one meetings with Derek Kilborn, the city’s chief historic preservationist. I’ve talked to many contractors, Realtors,…

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