The authorities need to squeeze my block in to the historic district. The gas station on the corner, right next to my building, was just sold for 8 million to developers who know the parcel has been pre-approved for 43,000 square feet of residential development -which must mean, like, a 12 storey building. Within the week the building I live in had its appraised value jump by 2 million dollars !
Right next to me is the Petite Versailles garden and two buildings down from that the building there was sold about two months ago to a developer who scammed rights to re-do it as upscale apartments and also got a code variance to add a luxury penthouse to the top of the building. If you like the oasis of the Petite Versailles you better start spending all the time you can in it now cause it will probably be the object of a court fight in the not too distant future. I'm going to apply to have my building designated as a historic landmark shooting gallery.