21 January 2004

A preservation alternative
for the Blood house

The preservation alternative allows the historic Blood house to coexist
with 40 new housing units.

The Zoning Adjustment Board’s public hearing on the Blood house has been continued again—this time to 26 February. At that hearing (if indeed it occurs on that date), a preservation alternative will be presented that could help save the historic house from demolition.

Prepared by Mark L. Gillem, AIA, AICP, the preservation plan calls for 40 residential units instead of the 44 proposed by the project’s developers, Ruegg & Ellsworth.

Read BAHA’s letter to the Planning Department.

Background information on the Blood house and its historic neighborhood is available in the articles Give the Blood house a transfusion and Yes, the Blood house is a rare survivor in its neighborhood.