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Protecting the square's look

Posted Monday, January 14, 2008, at 9:00 AM

Shelbyville City Council has voted to loosen restrictions on apartments on the public square.

We've run stories on two apartment dwellers in individual buildings. They have tasteful homes and are an asset to the square.

And the Gunter Building is largely apartments. It seems to be working well, also.

But let's hope there are enough zoning restrictions remaining to keep out an eyesore.

The last thing we need in the symbolic center of the city is another crime-ridden Bedford Manor or another trash-strewn, falling-apart-when-new development.

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Can't add much to this David, except ditto.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 9:56 AM

I must have missed the articles on the square apartment dwellers. I have always been curious about those apartments. Do you have these articles online?

-- Posted by dooshie69 on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 11:10 AM

Here are two stories about apartment dwellers on the square:




-- Posted by David Melson on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 11:46 AM

I'd live in those apartments if they'd relax the rules about pets.

C'mon,with the greenway so close,what's wrong with keeping an alpaca or two in your apartment?

-- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Jan 14, 2008, at 8:31 PM


Well if you could get your doctor to say your mental health could be benefitted by an animal you could have ANY service animal you wish. Companion animals are now the same as a service animal. Whether or not the landlords allow pets or not, Landlords can not discriminate against people who need service animals. There is no limitations on the size or the kind of animal, if it is deemed you need a service/companion animal by your doctor. And to top it off they are not allowed to charge a pet fee for a service/companion animal.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Jan 16, 2008, at 6:19 PM

Changing the topic a bit, I am wondering what kind of message our square is giving off with a tattoo parlor on the corner. I don't like the trend of getting a lot of large colorful tattoos but if you want those that is fine. I just don't think that the public square is the right place for this kind of business. It looks out of place with the antiques, upscale boutiques and jewelry stores.

Yes I know that all sorts of people get tattoos now but it still has that stigma of seediness to me.

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Wed, Jan 16, 2008, at 11:46 PM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.