kay, so this will probably go down in my family annals
(watch it...) as being slightly more ridiculous than my prairie dog fetish. Nonetheless, if I fail, it will give me some good practice for future opporunities. So check out the pictures of this building
I want to turn into a home. I'd like to give it a few levels, and make a studio/awesome-tastic garage/metal-working/woodworking/palatial bachelor pad. Messy stuff on the ground floor, living quarters upstairs.
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The problems in doing this are manifold. Let me count the ways:
- The state is responsible for the building, and has slated it for demolition since they have found no buyers
- The budget for demolition is roughly 2.3 million clams
- the new Gub'ner has put all capital projects like this on hold pending a better fiscal situation
- Some architect in Bloomington is lobbying to buy the place to turn into a fitness center, and has already got Rep. Dan Brady working on that angle for him
- The town of Normal wants a pretty solid plan for the building before they give up on the money budgeted to scrap the place
- I have the financial and business sense of a wet paper towel
- My current budget includes things like "Two steak tacos with Cheese @ Labambas
This architect is working on getting the state money budgeted for demolition to be used as funds for renovation. Pretty smart thinking. I'm guessing a usable business space looks pretty attractive in terms of taxes to the city versus some weenie who wants to turn it into his own private castle. But I'm thinking, "Hey, who wants dozens of 'roid monkeys and vanity freaks smack in the middle of Normal when you can just add one mad scientist performing weird experiments in "The old scary power plant". And the local stray cat population would mysteriously go down to boot. Bwa ha haha... [insert flashes of lightning and stuff here]. As someone pointed out, I'd be my own Scooby Doo episode.