Here is something that may get Granville some negative downtown street cred. They want to demolish two 100-year-old homes to make way for another housing project in the Mural/Cultural Arts District. In the past they have used empty lots or dilapidated/non-descript businesses for their loft projects downtown. For the most part these have been very positive and welcome things.
But their latest one calls for the removal of some irreplaceable old downtown homes.
Agreed that you could wait forever to get people in those homes that would bring them back to their former glory. But not sure why Granville feels this particular spot is a must to build on, homes be dammed, especially when there is still plenty of empty lots and unused non-historic buildings to remodel downtown ... and they just want to replace these homes with townhouses.
Make sure to read G-Hos' article in the Bee to find out the whole story - council voting on this today.