Re “Wrecking ball headed to planned site of new courthouse – but then what?” (Front page, Sept. 10): So the purported downtown site of the new courthouse has fallen into disrepair. After an apparent complaint, the city and the state are moving to completely tear town the buildings on the entire block. So it appears what will be left is a square city block of dirt, and probably enclosed by a chain-link fence.
The article pointed out that funding isn’t currently available to complete the courthouse project. So, how many years will residents and others drive by a fenced-in dirt lot? If a complaint hadn’t been received, would the city and the state have done anything to rectify the condition of the location?
Dave Huckaby, Modesto