:::: UPDATE (May 6) :::: The Healy Project elected not to seek an injunction during yesterday's hearing. Since the owner of 2320 Colfax doesn't plan to evict residents for at least a couple months, one isn't needed. Healy Project representative Trilly Busch tells us a judge ordered the case to move forward "with dispatch." A meeting between the preservation group's counsel and a judge is scheduled for later this month, Busch says.
|Photos by Aaron Rupar|
|With the city unwilling to preserve it, the fate of 2320 Colfax will be decided in court.|
The Minneapolis City Council recently green-lighted the demolition of a historic home built in 1893 by T.P. Healy at 2320 Colfax Avenue South in the Wedge. A lawsuit that will be the subject of a hearing today represents a preservationist group's last-ditch effort to spare it from the wrecking ball.
The house, which now serves as a 15-unit boarding home and is sometimes called the Orth House, was recognized as a possible historic resource by the Minneapolis Historic Preservation Commission last year. But property owner Mike Crow successfully applied for an application to demolish a historic resource, and the plan is to convert the property and an adjacent parcel into a large apartment building. (See a rendering of it here
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