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. 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.
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