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Cincinnati Council Gives Former King Records Site Historic Designation

Cincinnati has now designated the former King Records complex in Evanston as a historic landmark.  City Council unanimously approved the issue Wednesday.  

The company which owns a portion of the King complex wants to demolish its section.  There is a lawsuit pending.  

Council Member Yvette Simpson is asking city administrators to take a different approach in the future.

“Let’s be proactive about these spaces that we value and let’s declare them historic now before somebody wants to go and pull a demo permit,” Simpson said.

Simpson is asking the city to continue work on reaching a settlement with the current owner to preserve the King Records complex.

Council Member Chris Seelbach is suggesting the city identify buildings that are worthy of historic designations and then let a council committee hold hearings on them.

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