Saturday, July 18, 2009

Breaking News: New Hope for the Pythian Castle

I got a note from Tamara Finocchiaro, the owner of the Pythian Castle, late Friday night.

Finocchiaro wanted to share the news that, on July 27, there will be a resolution on the City Council agenda seeking the approval of the City Council to "spot blight" the Pythian Castle, "so we can qualify for the HUD loans extended to other (downtown) developers," she said.

Finocchiaro said she's been working with the economic development and loan departments of the City, and the City will be recommending the Council approve the spot blight designation.

"HUD says they are OK with it and willing to loan for historic properties," Finocchiaro said.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like they could approve this historical building for something in some manner.

But possibly is lacks the "proper stupidity factor" so critical for approval by City Hall.

As I believe they have had weddings for firemen in the Castle,
fire access should not be a problem.