Sure. It’s an odd modern building that doesn’t appeal to everyone’s Victorian design sensibilities. Isn’t the replacement parking lot being proposed a “green” parking lot anyway? Why not tear the building down?
The fact is that San Luis demolition will cost millions and will send heaps of concrete to a landfill near you. The number one saying of the green building movement is that “the greenest building is the one already standing”. Parking lots, which discourage walking to your destination and contribute to urban runoff and water contamination, are inherently un-green (and anti-urban). Rehabilitating the San Luis would be a much greener effort than a parking lot or even a new building. The footprint of the magnificent modern structure is simply too large to justify sacking it for a surface lot.
Please visit No Parking Lot on Lindell to learn how you can help the effort to Save the San Luis! The Preservation Board meets on June 22--a week from today--at 4pm to decide the fate of the building. Please testify that demolition of the San Luis is not in sync with today's push for sustainability.