Last tonight, City Council introduced legislation to protect the interiors of Lakewood's most prized properties.
This new legislation (available below) would amend the historic preservation law, which Council passed last year, to include the interior public portions of historical properties. This amendment will help fully preserve the most historic and unique architectural structures from their exteriors to the architecturally significant portion of their interiors that have traditionally served the public.
One of those significant properties, St. James Catholic Church, is scheduled to close in 2010. Council passed a motion supporting efforts to save St. James Church. If the proposed legislation passes, it should help efforts to save St. James.
See the proposed ordinace: