Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Big Heritage House Cover-Up

We saw the same tactics some years back when the City of Greensboro decided to abandon War Memorial Stadium. First they promised to save the historic structure then they told us of structural problems that were said to be hopelessly beyond repair or simply too expensive. Over 10 years later the historic building where the movie the Durham Bulls was filmed remains empty.

In today's Planning Board meeting to determine the status of Heritage House, City Staff trotted out a visual inspection done by SKA Consulting Engineers Inc on July 10, 2014 that claim the building to have structural problems. Were Heritage House Property owners made aware that 3rd party inspectors were being allowed on their property by the City of Greensboro? The City of Greensboro Code Enforcement inspections took place in June. Heritage House Residents were forced to leave at the end of July. These engineers for SKA Consulting, if they did in-fact inspect Heritage House, were trespassing and the City of Greensboro was aiding and abetting.

So which is it, were they trespassing or is the SKA inspection a fraud? Remember: there was no mention of the cost of any engineering study when the City released the City's costs incurred due to Heritage House-- does SKA work for free?

But wait, it gets even better. We now have proof that Heritage House is in-fact a land grab years in the making.

From the City of Greensboro and Guilford County Consolidated Plan 2010-2014 For A More Resilient Community : Adopted August 2, 2010: Page 119, The City of Greensboro predicts the future:

"Need for more units available for those who have background issues. Heritage House Condos is an example of a private low cost facility. The Home Owners Association there may not be viable, and this model may not be replicable."

And from that very same page in a City that is literally flooded with available water:

"Over the past 3 years, water cutoffs have increased by 30%, according to Water Resources."

Make no doubt with a little bit of self-fulfilling prophecy added to a lack of law enforcement, no checks and balances, one of the 2 property management companies owned by a known crook, the other property management company owned in part by a former state senator who is married to our current mayor and the City helping to fabricate an inflated water bill it was no problem to make their dreams come true.

Now we're simply waiting for the City of Greensboro to exercise eminent domain so Skip Alston can broker the deal to  Shahzad Akba, Shehzad Quamar and their partner, Khan A Khan who formerly owned the Greensboro Inn downtown.

Am I getting warmer, Nancy? Of course you do realize if any of the theories I've pitched should come true it's handcuffs for you, Mike, Robbie, Skip, Zack, Yvonne and several more. Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and wondered what you might look like in a prison jump suit? Of course you have, that's why the Downtown Wyndham Hotel will never be built. It might be I can't send you to jail but I can damned sure get in the pockets of those who put you in office, isn't that right, Mayor Vaughan?

The planning board voted 8-0 to declare the property blighted-- not surprising being most have only heard one side of the story and the others are bought off. City Council will make the final decision... That is, if they dare to act after everything our team has made public and will continue to make public between now and then. Trust me, the conflicts of interest, of which we've yet to even make mention, are astounding.

And the phone calls, letters and e-mails just keep coming in.