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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 09, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Nov 08, 2012

The Phoenix City Council met yesterday to consider the Landmark designation of the David and Gladys Wright Home (which has been at the center of a hairy preservation battle). Janet Halstead and Larry Woodin from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy were there and sent word on what transpired. Read more after the jump... Janet writes: "As expected the Phoenix City Council voted on November 7, 2012 to delay the vote on Landmark designation for...




 

 

Picture 1The Phoenix City Council met yesterday to consider the Landmark designation of the David and Gladys Wright Home (which has been at the center of a hairy preservation battle). Janet Halstead and Larry Woodin from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy were there and sent word on what transpired. Read more after the jump...

Janet writes:

"As expected the Phoenix City Council voted on November 7, 2012 to delay the vote on Landmark designation for the David and Gladys Wright House. The item will come back to the agenda at the December 5 meeting.

Because of a pending contract to purchase the David Wright House (by a still unnamed buyer) the Council postponed action with the hope that the pending sale will close before the next meeting and that owner consent will be obtained, thereby avoiding a conflict over the past practice of obtaining consent prior to designation. Once again Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was very supportive of preservation.

The meeting started at 5 pm. The David Wright home item came up at about 7:30. Even though there was a motion to continue the mayor invited Larry and I to speak since we were from out of town. We had about 20 other people there for the David Wright home; they will be able to speak on Dec 5.

We emphasized the importance of approving landmark designation, and thanked the city and the local organizations and residents for their support of preserving this important house."

Thanks Janet for getting us the news. We're hopeful that the preservation efforts underway by the FLWBC and other local groups will prove successful and help ensure the long term safety for this important building. Read more about the vote last night here.

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