HARB will hear this item again at 7:30pm tonight (Thursday) at the Sisters of the Holy Family, at 159 Washington Blvd.
FREMONT — The city will consider again the fate of a historic building that Fremont leaders want to sell because they say several renovations have eroded its historical significance.
The Historical Architectural Review Board on Thursday will hear the results of new architectural study that states the 2,447-square-foot building “does not retain sufficient integrity” to be considered a landmark.
The building’s future has been the center of a 5-year-long community debate.
Tri-City historians put the building — a two-story, wood-frame structure at 43327 Mission Blvd. — on the Fremont Register of Historic Resources in 1970.
But city staffers say that restoring the building to its original form would be cost-prohibitive and selling it would better serve taxpayers.
In contrast, local historians say that Fremont must improve at preserving its history and saving the structure would be a good start.
The Historical Architectural Review Board meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in Multipurpose Room, at The Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd.
Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.