Can Evan Lurie re-pay $800,000 to Carmel Indiana's CRC??

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Tom

Zionsville, IN

#1 Mar 15, 2010
Another C.R.C.'sweetheart' deal has gone sour.

Will Carmel's CRC and the Good People of Carmel
Indiana have swallow this disgraceful deal
with their taxes??

The Lurie apartments, or condos, on top of the
Lurie Building are NOT selling, after the CRC
gave EVAN LURIE nearly $1,800,000, with Brainard's
blessing.

Evan Lurie still owes the Carmel CRC over $800,000.

Another screw-up!!

Now what??
Evan Lurie

Carmel, IN

#2 Jun 16, 2010
In doing a random search for some information online I spotted your post and would like the chance to respond. I appreciate any citizen's attention to local government and spending but I do believe that there are some facts missing from what you've said. I would like the opportunity to give you some more information.

1. The CRC did not give me anything. They joined in a public/private partnership where I paid for the lower two floors and the redevelopment commission paid for the upper two floors consisting of 4 condos. In fact it was my wife and I who put up $1.8 of our money, not the city giving me anything.

2. To your point of the condos, three of the condos are sold and one of the condos is still owned by the redevelopment commission where they are currently housing a prominent city employee who rents the space.

Again, I'm always happy to see someone taking an interest in local spending and I fully appreciate your position against my building or the new Arts District although I clearly do not agree with it. There is a lot of change going on in Carmel and it is because there is a general belief in the possibility of cultural growth - as with any change there will always be those with a more apprehensive position and I think all of us who are part of the change can appreciate those opinions. After all, at the end of the day we all do what we do because we love where we live.

I wish you the best and hope that my facts have helped you understand the nature of our pursuit. As always I welcome you to visit our gallery and learn more about the district.

Thank you,
Evan Lurie

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