Monday, November 15, 2010

UPDATE: 226-228 Warren Street

One of my all-time favorite movies is Bedazzled--the 1967 version with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore not the 2000 remake. In the film, the Dudley Moore character sells his soul to the Devil (Peter Cook) for seven wishes, but no matter how carefully Moore states his wishes, the Devil manages to give him something less than what he was hoping for. I'm reminded of this movie whenever I see what's happening to 226-228 Warren Street.

A few weeks ago, Gossips reported that Code Enforcement Officer Peter Wurster had spoken with the owners of the building and the contractor, and together they had agreed on a way to make the building conform to the plans that the Historic Preservation Commission had approved. Today, however, it seems that once again the HPC is getting something less than what they'd wished for. 

At Friday's meeting, Cheryl Roberts, counsel to the Historic Preservation Commission, advised the HPC that they should no longer be discussing this building. They had made their ruling, and it was now a matter for enforcement. What this building is going to look like is up to Peter Wurster, acting at the behest of Mayor Rick Scalera.