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ACC puts No-Comply demolition on pause

Friday, August 20, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Plans to demolish No-Comply Skate Shop are on hold to allow Austin Community College time to work with the shop’s owners to find a “win-win solution,” according to a press release from the college. ACC will be asking for a postponement at the Historic Landmark Commission on Monday, Aug. 23. “We are working with the owners right now, and the momentum is very positive,” says Neil Vickers, an ACC executive vice president. “The owners have asked us to give them more time to find new, quality space. We’re confident that’s something we can give them. Together, we’re working to identify long-term solutions that are a win for everyone. By postponing the application process with the city, we all have more time to come to a shared, thoughtful resolution.” At the last meeting of the landmark commission, the proposed demolition of the shop was met with public outcry that appeared to resonate with commissioners. ACC purchased the building in 2009 with the intention of tearing it down to build a parking garage as part of its campus master plan. In a Thursday news release, the college stressed that the timeline for those plans is flexible, saying, “ACC remains focused on taking steps to provide more time and support needed to help the owners find a new storefront for No-Comply, including the possibility of relocating to another ACC property in the area.”

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