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Metal buildings need 'gingerbread'

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"The highway frontage buildings are starting to look like warehouses," Highland Planning and Zoning's Richard Smith told the Highland City Council at the meeting held Jan. 13.

Smith said with the rebuilding, everyone is going with metal buildings and he wants to pass an ordinance preventing the warehouse look. "So, if you're going to put an all metal building up put some gingerbread on it," Alderman David Harris agreed.

Smith said he has no problem with metal buildings but they should have brick or stone to dress them up a little bit. He even mentioned landscaping.

The council gave Smith permission to have the ordinance drawn up.

Code Enforcement Officer Ralph Sharp designed inspection cards for the officers to follow. Each time a structure is inspected the card is to be initialled and dated beside the item that was inspected. Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood told them they need to make sure they keep a copy of the card in the building file at city hall.

Some announcements from city hall: there will be no February meeting for the planning commission and City Hall will be closed Feb. 16.

The Citywide clean-up is scheduled for April 20-24.

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It's not good enough that a town that was devastated by the tornado is rebuilding businesses and bringing income back into the community? They didn't "have" to rebuild in Highland. The city should see that as a blessing that they did and leave them alone.

I don't understand the logic.

-- Posted by blessedmama on Fri, Jan 23, 2009, at 8:02 AM

I don't think they're asking too much, frankly. Highland does sort of look tacky and hodge-podge-like due to some of the metal buildings and unrestricted building codes.

-- Posted by conventional1 on Mon, Feb 2, 2009, at 10:23 AM

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