Ernie Dollar, director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, has set up an e-mail address to receive citizen comments about Glen Lennox. He wants to know what people think about plans to replace the current 400 apartments and shopping center with an upscale mix of multi-story homes, office and shops. Here's an exxcerpt from a letter, which he has sent to Glen Lennox residents and others:
"Many folks outside the neighborhood and email loop are still very clueless of the situation and don't consider the dangerous precedent that demolition would have for the rest of Chapel Hill. I think if more news of the redevelopment reached more folks, especially to the great number of those who have a connection to the Glen Lennox, it would tug at their heartstrings and garner support."
"When I talk to leaders in the community, who are curious about the situation, they ask me: How many folks want to save Glen Lennox? Are they homeowners or tenants? Is it really historic? Ultimately, they ask me, "Is it worth saving?" It is a tough sale at times. But the more I learn about the community, and its great history, the more people I hear from, and the more organizations who are involved, promoting preservation of Glen Lennox as a valuable historical asset to Chapel HIll becomes much easier."
To send your comments to the Preservation Society e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org