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The issue now goes to Ray McGurn, the Commissioner of Permits & Inspections, who can grant or deny the permit.McGurn has stated that he sees no reason to deny the demolition permit.
Owner of Pano's Restaurant Clashing With Preservationists Over Expansion
The building's ultimate fate lies with Ray McGurn, commissioner of the Department of Permit and Inspection Services.He said he hoped to decide soon after receiving the Preservation Board's recommendation and legal advice.
Georgiadis is as adamant as the preservationists in his
"I don't give up easy.I will take this to the very end," he
Buffalo's Alternative Weblog » Where does the anger come from? Surface parking lots, urban communities and Pano’s.
Ray McGurn, Masiello's appointed Commissioner of Permits and a powerful political boss from South Buffalo, mumbled outside the Preservation Board meeting that Pano should be able to do whatever he wants to the Atwater house.So much for impartiality.
Even in the unlikely event he
is denied a permit, he
can still move forward with his
I've been told from a very credible source that Pano
has been quoted a price by a demolition firm that will level the building during the night for half the cost of the legal demotion estimate he's
been given by Battaglia.If he
levels the building without a permit, Pano
will only have to pay a $1500 fine.
Demolition Plan is Music to May St. Ears
Raymond K. McGurn, commissioner of the Department of Permit and Inspection Services, said the city had demolished 367 homes in the past 10 months using city and block grant money, with another 50 to 75 expected in the next two months.Privately funded demolitions could push the number over 500 during the 12-month period, he said.
Buffalo News - Public hearing scheduled on Pano's demolition plans
Ray McGurn, commissioner of the Department of Permit and Inspection Services, has said he will consider the board's nonbinding recommendation in deciding the building's fate.