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10. That old building is ready to fall down around our shoulders
Common sense dictates many of the decisions made about historic or culturally important structures. For an overview, The Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service has a wealth of information about the legal terms, “Historic Place” and “On the National Register of Historic Places.” A basic feasibility study will assess the structural integrity and ability of the building through field inspection and application of structural analysis techniques for antiquated building materials. Many older buildings may need structural reinforcing, but many were built for heavier loads(manufacturing, assembly) than those proposed for a reuse. More importantly Grande Venues can work with a community to determine who will be an “end user” or tenant for the building even if it is about ready to “fall down around our shoulders.”

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10. That old building is ready to fall down around our shoulders

9. You can't change the layout because it has a bunch of load bearing walls.

8. It has code violations left and right. There's no way to make it work with ADA.

7. The "hysterical" society won't let you make any changes. They'll even tell you what color to paint it!

6. We'll have to do all sorts of reproduction of historical stuff. It will probably cost a small fortune!

5. The building is full of asbestos and God knows what else!

4. Doesn't the city have some kind of free money or grant program?

3. The building has to come down to make room for parking.

2. My contractor says it will cost too much!

1. We'll be better off tearing it down and building something new!
Grande Venues, Inc. • Historic Property Development & Consulting • PO Box 33, New Ulm, MN 56073 Tele: (308) 384-6816 • EMAIL