Winchester turns to city attorney for opinion on Winchester Towers
25 September 2016 News
UPDATE: The City has decided to work with Glaize Developments Inc., The announcement was made following an 8:00 a.m. Monday meeting.
The Winchester Economic Development Authority has requested permission to demolish the shuttered Winchester Towers, the abandoned four-story building on the edge of downtown Winchester.
Now, the city of Winchester has turned to city attorney Anthony Williams for a legal opinion.
The plan is to turn the 35,570 square foot area over to a local company, Glaize Developments, Inc., to do something with the property.
There has been some heated debate among architectural historians over Winchester Towers fate. Some same, as was mentioned at a recent Board of Architectural Review meeting that Winchester Towers is the only model of “modern architecture” in the historic area of downtown Winchester, and should be preserved, and possibly repurposed as a hotel/convention center.
Others feel Winchester Towers, a 54 year old structure, is beyond hope, and should be demolished. Winchester Towers sits across the street from the George Washington Hotel.