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International House case postponed

Friday, September 26, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Facing a long discussion on ride-sharing, a proposal for historic zoning for the house at 3805 Red River Street was postponed until City Council’s Oct. 16 meeting. Though historic zoning for the International House is supported by members of the preservation community and fans of the distinctive red and white house, the owners are seeking a demolition permit. The owner, 95-year old Gwen Shive, purchased the house in the 1960s in order to stave off the commercial zoning that threatened the neighborhood and fears selling the house would result in just that, despite assurances from potential buyers to the contrary. In order to approve historic zoning against the owner’s wishes, six or more City Council members will need to vote in its favor.

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