Detroit City Council is scheduled to discuss the transfer of ownership of the National Theatre tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 17, at 10:00 am. You can find the agenda here — the National is item #64. This is an important next step in the fight to save the National. City Council has the power to place conditions on the transfer of property that emphasize the historic significance of the theatre and hold the developer accountable for its stewardship. We are requesting that City Council only transfer the National with a requirement that the developer shall, before any permits are pulled, collaborate with City of Detroit design and historic preservation staff to undertake a design alternatives study that explores the integration of the building where it sits within the development. Join us in asking City Council to protect the historic character of the National Theatre. If you can’t attend the meeting on Oct. 17 to make public comment, please ...

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