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Facade Alteration Denied
1:27 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Historic District Dilemmas for Macomb

Purdum Electric at 113 South Side Square
Rich Egger
  • The July 2 city council discussion
  • The on-air story

Macomb's downtown historic district presents the city with a chance to show off something unique. It also presents some challenges.

The big challenge facing aldermen this week concerned the level of oversight the city should have when building owners want to make changes to their facades.

Ron Purdum asked the city for permission to cover the seven-foot tall windows on the second floor of his building at 113 South Side Square.

β€œI see nothing wrong with it,” Purdum told aldermen. β€œIt would eliminate the glass breakage. It would eliminate the heat loss or most of it.”

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