Stories on urban planning rarely inspire heated discussion, but Alan Prendergast's "Trouble in the Rubble," which details how a University of Colorado student filed an application to get historic landmark designation for the old Gates Rubber buildings, is a definite exception. When Eugene Elliott paid the $250 fee and filed the application in June, he put the imminent demolition of the structures on hold -- not to mention the plans that developers, city officials and neighborhood groups have been discussing for decades.
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Dozens of people have weighed in on the situation, including Dave Barnes, who says this:
Eugene Elliott is a scumball.
He is from Iowa.
He goes to school in Boulder.
He has no business telling Denver what to do.