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Buildings Gone

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HaroldHill
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Readers were advised nearly three years ago to keep their eyes on the east side of Eighth Street across from the site of the new Student Union Building in case the north half of that block should suddenly become a parking lot. If you blinked recently you missed the transformation. Today a crew of city workers seemed to be checking the empty lots to be sure the utilities were safely removed. Maybe there is another explanation, but for now it looks like HU has successfully jumped the traditional campus boundary.

A check of the Optic archives does not reveal city approval of such an action, but that doesn't mean that someone did not get aproval to demolish the buildings.

Any clues?

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buildings gone

No one likes to tear down buildings and destroy historic neighborhoods like a University. It happens all over the country. Next will be the buildings on the west and north.

HaroldHill
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Word on the Street

As grading and utility work seem to have started on the west side of Eighth between National and Washington, those who should be in the know report that the land has been bought by the HU foundation and the lot will be leased to the University. Confirmation?

HaroldHill
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HU Not Involved

Monday's Optic reported that demolition of the three buildings south of Columbia on Eighth was done by the private owner of the property and did not involve Highlands. What is next? Apartments maybe"? Or sale of the property to the University now that the demolition is complete.