They don’t want white people there. This has been going on for years.
I think that comment is a bit out of the blue. Do you really know what is on the minds of the preservation commission? I just took a look on Google maps of the block involved in the dispute. There are some very nice old buildings there, one of which I think is involved in the demolition request. So it is quite possible that the preservation claim has some merit. I too like the building design and would like to see it go up. Maybe the facade can be protected or the building moved. I don’t know what is actually going on in the preservation dispute.