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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Does historic designation affect property values?

Updating this long ILB post from August 8th, Rebecca S. Green moves the story forward today with this report in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins:

Richard Herber owns a historic home, Fort Wayne’s only house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

And for months, he has battled the Fort Wayne City Council and the Fort Wayne Historic Preservation Commission to get the Usonian-style house’s designation as a Local Historic District removed.

Last week, he took the matter to federal court, filing a lawsuit, without the benefit of an attorney, against both the council and the commission. He is asking a federal judge to remove the restriction, grant him fees and costs, and award him damages he says he’s suffered because of the house’s historic status.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 30, 2016 01:52 PM
Posted to Indiana Government