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A few years back, I was surprised to see a news photo of a grain elevator that had been converted to housing units. The structure, as most of them are, was rock-solid or the project would not have gone forward. What unique apartments or office space a building of that size and shape would make.

The enormity of the amount of debris left after razing and the cast of disposing of the rubble should surely be equal to or less than conversion costs.

The location of the H-O Oats structure is ideal for a project of this sort. The views in every direction would be superb. I, of course, do not know the condition of this building. I am reasonably certain that it is sound.

Isn't there some private corporation or public entity willing to show the city that it has the vision to do the right thing?

Joanne Carr Grand Island

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