GDG- GNMP to buy train station?
bunco973 at optonline.net
Sat Jan 14 13:47:12 CST 2012
Could the Friends NPG organization step in? Then again, might be a bit
From: Margaret D. Blough
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2012 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: GDG- GNMP to buy train station?
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Jeff-I think all but a very few want this. The Borough certainly does. It
tried being the owner and operator of historic buildings with the Wills
House and the Train Station and, while it very much wants these buildings
preserved, doesn't want the burdens of owning aging, fragile buildings.
Other than selling them privately, which it doesn't want for a variety of
reasons, the only game in town is the NPS. The problem is that, with very
minor exceptions, the NPS cannot own land outside of park boundaries under
its enabling statute. That's why the statute had to be amended to let it
acquire Wills House and would have to be amended to let it acquire the
Lincoln Train Station.
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