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    Posted: Mar 02 2010 at 5:03pm
 
 
 
 
 
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Wow...fascinating! Thanks very much for the shots. I guess it will all be gone by tomorrow.

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Seems to me the demolishing is only for the north side of the street, why isn't anything being torn down on the south side of Central ?
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^I am sure it is just coincidence, but there will be demolition on the south side to clear the property for the Duncan Oil project.
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It's down! Wonder if the city has billed O'Rourke for the light fixture yet?
 
 
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When the excavator is finished with this site, it is scheduled to be delivered to at least two sites on South Main St., then on to residential homes located on Antrim Ct.. Longford Dr., and Wicklow Lane.    on our Magical Mystery Tour of Leveling the City! As the words to the 1968 Beatles's Magical Mystery Tour song say......it's hoping/waiting/ its dying to take you away....take you today.


The last two pictures are literally breath-taking Ms. Gilleland! A nice "open range" feel to it as one drives down Central. Very impressive! Mike....get the Dylan records out now and go to the Desolation Row track. It's time to celebrate our liberation from the "old" Middletown! Heck....soon, us older residents won't even recognize our own home town as we knock down everything in sight!   
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Vet what downtown needs is some of this:
 
 
Explosive Demolition forget one building at a time, lets do it a block at a time.
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Viet Vet & Pacman -
 
It makes one wonder where the money will come from to demolish the adjoining vacant, dilapidated and asbestos-laden Strand Theatre that the City recently purchased for only $1.00??
 
Maybe, just maybe, senior City staff will find some "hidden, unused" HUD funds to pay for the demolition??
 
The cost of this endeavor is anticipated to be only several hundred thousand dollars!!
 
Adding the Strand Theatre property, this part of Central Avenue will be known as the "SUPER OPEN RANGE!!"
 
Or, our visionary senior City staff may choose to RE-BRAND this newly vacant Cental Avenue property as "HUD Park??"
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This is what happens when you rely on Fed Funds to run your city.  When NSP2 didn't come through the city is screwed.  Now they are back to square one.
 
 
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Thanks for grabbing all those photos, 409. I have not been able to watch any of the demolition and always find such activity fascinating (even though I do not like demolition).
 
The most recent photos really point out how much the Studio/Strand stands out now. Once demolished, the hole in Central will be huge. What is perhaps even more strange is the small one-story building facing the back street which will hover in the middle of the vacant lots with its back to Central Avenue.
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Great pictures but also sad pictures as well :(
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NRS- OK- a little sarcastic fun here. New HUD park? How about a new Central Ave. doggie park perhaps? Would bring people back downtown again. Large area.... would save Sunset Pool for future use should things get "brighter" here in town....envision landscaped walkways winding around this area with trees, bushes and mulch (all from Armbruster Florist, of course!) Benches strategically placed for doggie owners to sit and chat about their pooches. Envision a shed renting pooper scoopers and a Midd. police officer just a waitin' to fine some poor unsuspecting doggie owner for not cleaning up. Revenue for the city, Ms. Gilleland? How about that water feature at the entrance, advertising this mega attraction? (Perhaps a sign asking users not to ask questions as no one is prepared at this time to answer them, signed by the mayor) Could tie in the Farmers Market, Midfest, Bluesfest, Arts In Middletown, the Broad St. Bash, the AK Pavillion (whoops, nothing ever happens there except some "brick readin', mosquito slappin' and some joggin') and other events all linked to the horsedrawn transportation that would carry the multitude of people to and from the high speed rail station on Charles St. Yes sir, I can see it all coming together for our city leaders for the revitalization of downtown. Hey, forget those jobs leaving Robinette. We'll get some more jobs in town......someday. We got us a dyn O mite idea here to roll with instead.
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Originally posted by SupportMiddletown SupportMiddletown wrote:


 

What is perhaps even more strange is the small one-story building facing the back street which will hover in the middle of the vacant lots with its back to Central Avenue.

Look for that to be addressed at this Tuesday's city council meeting.
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Well, this does allow more light into the area.
I guess the "BRIGHTER FUTURE" is here already!!!
“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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Originally posted by SupportMiddletown SupportMiddletown wrote:

Thanks for grabbing all those photos, 409. I have not been able to watch any of the demolition and always find such activity fascinating (even though I do not like demolition).
 
The most recent photos really point out how much the Studio/Strand stands out now. Once demolished, the hole in Central will be huge. What is perhaps even more strange is the small one-story building facing the back street which will hover in the middle of the vacant lots with its back to Central Avenue.
Support:
I didn't catch this back on March 4th when you posted it, but now it becomes clear!!!
The "small one-story building facing the back street which will hover in the middle of the vacant lots with its back to Central Avenue" happens to be 1316 Vail Avenue--the very subject of Legislative item 5 on tommorow night's City Council meeting agenda!!!
 
Of course, this will be an EMERGENCY to get it through before anyone can figure out who did what to whom, on this three way swap involving a Central Avenue property for which just a few monts ago Director Kohler REFUSED to allow a similar business use.  (He DENIED that NEW BUSINESS in a "business friendly, open for business" manner, of course!!!
 
The BOTTOM line of this whole deal???
One savvy flipper makes $45,000 profit on a $50,000 purchase at auction after only a few months.
One existing business gets a FREE, much larger building in a better location.
The citizens of Middletown get one small abandon building, lose one new business to a neighboring community, and spend $95,000 PLUS the cost of demolishing the old building!!
 
Good job, Director!
“Mulligan said he ... doesn’t believe they necessarily make the return on investment necessary to keep funding them.” …The Middletown Journal, January 30, 2012
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Mike -
 
Surely senior City of Middletown staff won't divert more of the $2,144,000 NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM funds received from HUD for this unusual emergency real estate deal??
 
Won't it be interesting to see how Mr. Laubach and A.J. respond to this newest Emergency Legislation matter at tomorrow's City Council meeting??
 
As one of your constituents, Mr. Laubach you have failed to respond to any of the questions that I asked to research.
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