On Monday, the Landmark Commission voted to hold the Hard Rock Cafe pre-designation decision for 30 days. During that time, the building will be protected from demolition as if it were landmarked.
I have not spoken with the prospective owner this week, but understand he may have some reluctance to designate the property. I am hopeful that we can work out a win-win situation that both protects the building and provides him with all the development rights (and perhaps more) that will allow him to have a successful business at the site.
The Landmark Commission will consider whether to begin the designation process in 30 days.