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Salt Lake City Council Rejects Demolition Moratorium

Salt Lake City Council Rejects Demolition Moratorium



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake City Council has rejected an effort to block the demolition of buildings or prevent any dramatic changes to buildings in the Sugar House business district.

The ordinance called for a six-month moratorium on demolishing or significantly altering the exterior of buildings more than 50 years old.

But council members on Tuesday decided they didn't have enough information about which buildings would be affected to adopt the ordinance.

The ordinance died.

A survey is under way to determine what buildings in the business district might be historically notable. Right now, at least five buildings in the district are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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