Whiteside Theatre loss negates previous historic recognition

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 9, 2007 at 12:30 pm

CORVALLIS, OR — By a vote of 6 to 3, the Corvallis City Council voted today to support the appeal of the Whiteside Partners LLC allowing them to create a strip mall out of the historic building. Their decision which is final, overturns the Historic Resources Commission decision to protect the Whiteside Theatre under the City of Corvalils Land Development Code.

Louise-Annette Burgess

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Comments (3)

HowardBHaas on February 9, 2007 at 5:19 pm

This sounds like terrible news.

shoeshoe14 on February 11, 2007 at 12:00 am

Sounds like money has infiltrated politics again? No. If anyone lives nearby, they should see how much this company has donated to their individual campaigns. Freedom of Information Request. Public officials.

tomdelay on February 14, 2007 at 1:01 am

Yes, once again it wounds like the city “leaders” are in bed with developers. They are the best politicians money can buy! One look no farther than San Francisco in 1963 where the city “leaders” were in bed with the developers and lost the Fox Theatre. If the destruction of the San Francisco Fox had any positive effort come from it, it was the END of the political career of thankfully ex-mayor George Christopher. Corvallis politicians need to take notice of this.

Damn the Corvallis City Council for this choice! I saw the Whiteside a number of years ago. Other than the organ, moved to a local university, the theatre was intact.

Go ahead Corvallis City Council, doom the theatre—from a downtown business standpoint, you will all live to regret this destruction! What a waste.

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