Properties within the Central Business District
• Total properties: 149
• City/Govt owned: 23
• Privately owned properties: 126
• Responses for 54 privately-owned properties were received
1. Are you interested in the establishment of an Historical Preservation District in Lindsay’s CBD at this time?
2. Are you interested in the establishment of an Historical Preservation District in the future?
Responses: Number in favor: 12 - Number opposed: 41 - No Answer: 1
Responses: Number in favor: 9 - Number opposed: 38 - No answer: 7
Additional comments received:
* It would be good for owners who want to preserve the historical buildings to keep them that way while requiring new construction to come up to current code.
* I, as a property owner don’t like the idea of someone or some committee telling me what I can and cannot do on my own property.
* Need public meetings for more pro/con.
* The potential problems are too onerous for us to have a historical district. There are not enough buildings that are great architecture for this to be a viable alternative.
* Good ideas.
* No new taxes – or regulations!
* Historical designation should be on individual properties and not wholesale. Some buildings need to be demolished and new ones built.
* Who says historical? The self-anointed who have abandoned property rights with subjective brainless interpretations that suck someone else’s sweat and labor.
* Maybe a good reason to help promote tourism for Lindsay.
* Lindsay needs to progress and if new buildings are needed to keep up with the times, then that’s what’s needed.