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Friday, September 11, 2009

A Bitter End for the Warehouse District?

A crane overhanging the vanished Bitter End last year portends its doom--
and maybe that of the entire Warehouse District.
(c) Jann Alexander 2009

Can This District Be Saved? asks Katherine Gregor in the current Austin Chronicle cover story about Austin's Warehouse District. A provocative question indeed. Can Austin find the guts to maintain some of the historic fabric that makes it so attractive or will the City Council let the developers have their way with us?

The Heritage Society of Austin is working to preserve the District's historic character. It has an online petition drive (in its quest for 1000 signatures) at Save the Warehouse District to ask that City Council adopt special protections for the area at the September 24th Council meeting.

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