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Just build it

Communication Building, 31 Cordova St.

Flagler College wants to demolish an outdated one-story building to make way for new classroom buildings.

St. Augustine city commissioners are expected to consider the college’s plans on Monday. Some residents oppose new construction at 31 Cordova St. because they fear it will bring in more noise and traffic. And they say classroom buildings don’t belong in the city’s historic district.

I think that is short-sighted. The existing 4,255-square-foot building is unremarkable architecturally and has no historical significance. Flagler College has proposed replacing it with three inter-connected buildings on the same lot.  The school’s design proposal has evolved. Public documents posted before Monday’s meeting describe some of the changes  (See City Commission meeting agenda and back-up material:  PDF 1, PDF2, PDF3, PDF4). Continue reading