By: Diane Benjamin
Mayor Koos appeared on his favorite radio station last week. He again mentioned spaces in Uptown that aren’t good for retail because parking in front of the door doesn’t exist. Why did Normal build 3 parking garages and take away on street parking then Mayor?
Read the story and listen to the interview here:
Part of the conversation concerned Wild Country. Koos claimed the property couldn’t be rented to anyone else because of the condition, therefore only paying property taxes was fair.
Why did the Town of Normal buy this property in 2010 for $325,000 if the condition was horrible? We know, Uptown 2.0 decades before the property was needed, if it will ever be needed! Or was the purchase the Koos “Friends and Family Plan”? Both?
Verify the purchase price at the McLean County Assessor’s website – PIN #14-28-438-007.
Koos also claimed there is interest in building a Trail North building. All of the charm of the former downtown will be gone if Koos and company aren’t gone after the next election.