Why? Because Escobar is asking for a public hearing to determine the merits or demerits of bank/corporate giant Fifth Third’s request for a waiver from the city so that it can demolish three historic buildings in the heart of downtown Toledo (located at 319-323 North Huron St.) in order to accommodate 21 parking spaces for its select few and also a service lane for its armored trucks and couriers.
Apparently, Fifth Third is tired of paying parking tickets like the rest of the pueblo’s gente.
Preservation buffs have criticized the requested downtown demolition much as they have done with requests to demolish the Lathrop House in Sylvania , Ohio , which has awesome significance in the history of the civil rights moment for African-Americans.
Councilperson Ashford, do you dig? ¡No ser grano de anís!
This stretch of Huron Street is unique and contains one of the few remaining, unblemished tracts in downtown Toledo , as exemplified in the photograph. It should be preserved.
True, Fifth Third has been extremely community oriented, as exemplified by Fifth Third Field—the home of the Toledo Mud Hens. Such commitment by Fifth Third is to be commended, but the citizens of Toledo should have a voice in the historical significance of buildings in downtown Toledo .