By: Diane Benjamin
The conversation is continuing on the post Chris Koos made to Facebook. See the original story: https://blnnews.com/2020/07/19/koos-out-of-touch-or-out-of-his-mind/
Below are excerpts, Joel Studebaker got into lots of topics. The one that interested me was the empty first floor at 1 Uptown Circle.
Note Cheryl Gaines claims renting it is up to the owner of the building. Not being able to stop myself, I had to point out she was wrong. She wasn’t buying that it.
Instead of taking the time to pull out the original documents, I post a WGLT article that all but states the Town is making the space difficult to rent. (See that story below)
Chris Koos finally responded to statements on his own post. Read below and then I will prove below HE is wrong, along with Gaines and Studebaker.
PDF page 206 – the contract with the developer of 1 Uptown Circle https://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2058
Does Koos and Council ever read the documents staff prepares? It says right in them the Town has control over who can rent that space. CHERYL GAINES WAS ON THE COUNCIL WHEN THE CONTRACT PASSED THE COUNCIL! Of course Koos was the Mayor.
I expect an apology Mr. Koos although I won’t be holding my breath waiting for one.
The first floor of 1 Uptown Circle is empty because the Town is looking for a non-existent “right fit”.