I am not sure I should write this now or after the city gives the hospital permission to demolish the historic building at 501 Central Ave.
As past chairman of the city of Dunkirk Planning Board, I watched as the city fumble on the Ford house mentioned in the article (May 7). The house was saved by the Planning Board; however, the hospital threatened a court fight with the city if they were denied demolition. The city relented, and now we have another parking lot on Central.
Many communities pride themselves on their architectural heritage, and our town is no different.
When speaking with senior citizens and seeing their eyes light up when talking about how great the city was, I know they would be against this proposal. We cannot let this happen again.
Please don't make me write another "Letter to the Editor" regretting the loss of another 100-year-old building on Central Avenue for another parking lot.
GREGORY A. CATALANO,