City Council focuses attention on old...

City Council focuses attention on old mill, hospital properties

There are 8 comments on the Lincoln Times-News story from Sep 3, 2010, titled City Council focuses attention on old mill, hospital properties. In it, Lincoln Times-News reports that:

Two Lincolnton landmarks past their prime dominated discussion at Thursday night's City Council meeting.

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John

Morganton, NC

#1 Sep 4, 2010
Not Everything In Lincolnton Is Historic!

Lincolnton is not "that small" that we need another park either.

Two things need to happen.

Either, the county needs to take full controll and decide what to do totally ignoring what the "neighbors" want. This would not be popular. I understand that but read that article. What would be so wrong with making it an all in one Departments of Lincolnton?

or

The Neighbors need to look at the property as a WHOLE and not just the hospital. Look at the land around the hospital and it affects everyone and not just them. And not the "everyone" they believe would enjoy what what they choose.

I have to agree, The Hospital should not be consider downtown. I have seen numerous times where the LEDA considers something downtown or "local" and its on the otherside of town or in Denver.

and I am sorry but I have to laugh...ofcourse you wouldnt get any complaints...someone has to SEE it daily in order to call the police and complain heavily...lol silly police....
James

United States

#2 Sep 4, 2010
I'm surprised there hasn't been a spark over there by now that's burned the whole thing down...what with all the neighbors being upset. They want to turn the place into the Ritz and they want us taxpayers to foot the bill. I say no. And we don't need another park for the perverts either. The Betty Ross Park is just crawling with them. I'm sure the neighbors won't want their maids to see that going on out their dining room windows.

Enough already.

Tear the thing down and sell the lots at public auction. If the almighty neighbors want to keep out public housing, then let them be the high bidders. I say, if they want to build a Ritz or a park for the perverts, then let them do it with their money...not one cent of the taxpayers.
John

Morganton, NC

#3 Sep 4, 2010
Its very funny that The Lincolnton Times decided to run these two stories together btw...

The whole thing with Ingles has been three years in the making if not longer. This hopsital mess should of been sorted out before the new one was even built but they didnt do that so are we going to wait three years just to decide what to do with this building and then another year or so to actually do it?

On the subject of Ingles, they are shooting to be open before The new Super Walmart and I gotta say love it or hate it. They supposely gave Walmart FIVE YEARS to create and build a new superwalmart. The progress on that hill has really shocked me. I wouldnt be suprised to see a building up by next summer. With that said Ingles would have to be up just before Spring 2011...lol and I dont see that happening...

The Hospital...is just too close to the interstate and too large of a land to not be used for something really special for the community when it comes to making jobs or making conditions better for our county offices.

Since: Oct 09

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#4 Sep 5, 2010
They were actually talking about the old Crowell Hospital building in the article...they have never been slated to be used as county offices...and the building is becoming an eyesore. When they mentioned a "park" there, I took it as more of a "garden area" type park with flowers, trees, a few benches...etc.
I do feel they will use the recently vacated Lincoln Hospital for the city/county offices, it would definately make sense.
Joe

AOL

#5 Sep 5, 2010
a "garden area" type park with flowers, trees, a few benches...etc.

Well wouldn't that be nice. I would like the taxpayers of this fine county to tear down the gas station they've allowed to be built beside my house and build me a garden area with flower, trees, a few benches and maybe a pool and day spa. And while they're cutting the grass twice a week, I do hope they'll come on over and cut mine too.

The people who live over there are spoiled little rich boys and girls and they think we taxpayers should foot the bill for all their personal wants. Get real people. If you want a park, then build it with your own money and stop asking for government handouts.

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#6 Sep 5, 2010
Joe wrote:
a "garden area" type park with flowers, trees, a few benches...etc.
Well wouldn't that be nice. I would like the taxpayers of this fine county to tear down the gas station they've allowed to be built beside my house and build me a garden area with flower, trees, a few benches and maybe a pool and day spa. And while they're cutting the grass twice a week, I do hope they'll come on over and cut mine too.
The people who live over there are spoiled little rich boys and girls and they think we taxpayers should foot the bill for all their personal wants. Get real people. If you want a park, then build it with your own money and stop asking for government handouts.
I'm sure it would be for the public, not just the residents of S. Aspen St.
Chill out dude...the people who have responded to this thread don't even realize what building was being talked about. Sheesh.
Don't recall asking for anything......was inserting my opinion on what type of park they could have been thinking of.
BTW...the building in question is the old Crowell Hospital/Brain Center building on S. Aspen St.
bigmouth

United States

#7 Sep 5, 2010
It's not you asking for a handout Kozzy, but I work for someone who lives in one of those great big houses over there and I can assure you that his family is pushing hard to see tax money spent on turning that dump into something that will boost property values over there even more and make that area the cats meow again just as it once was.
John

Morganton, NC

#8 Sep 5, 2010
Yeah, that was my mistake when reading but I had heard that both hospitals were running into similar problems with the neighboring parties not wanting certain things to go in that area.

Please forgive any misunderstanding on my part.

My 1st post was before I realised. My 2nd post was of course based on The Ingles portion of the article and I was refering to the other hospital.

But my comment still stands about the police in either case. Its hard for people to complain about anything if they arent seeing it daily.

And I really wish people wouldnt want a Park or Walking Trail over something that could produce jobs.

Again, sorry for the confusion on my part.

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