Archinect - SAVE Jose Oubrerie's The Miller House 2014-10-23T05:44:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/78363507/paperwork-on-paperwork Paperwork on Paperwork Katie Halsey 2013-07-31T12:07:50-04:00 >2013-12-27T10:47:23-05:00 <p> I apologize for not posting lately. I am working on paperwork on top of more paperwork that deals with submitting the house for the National Register. The first step is for me to fill out a survey form and it's hard for me to figure some of the information needed. I am very grateful for the people that have reached out to help me with these forms.&nbsp;</p> <p> Please feel free to keep the ideas coming about how we can save the house. I am completely open minded about anything we can do. I am going to try to email some more people today about getting their backing behind my efforts and will keep you updated.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/77916705/moving-forward Moving Forward Katie Halsey 2013-07-25T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T13:13:05-04:00 <p> Today has been crazy. First, Ray Ball returned my call this morning and said that Ball Homes has plans to build on the lots surrounding the Miller House, but has no current plans to do anything with the Miller House. However, one comment that stood out to me the most was that when talking about the asking price of the house he said, "It hasn't dropped low enough to entice me yet."&nbsp;</p> <p> A step in the positive direction was that I have been talking to Marty Perry, the National Register Coordinator, about beginning the paperwork to put the Miller House on the National Registry. This will be an extremely hard task considering that the house doesn't meet a majority of the benchmark requirements, but by doing the paperwork and having a strong argument for architectural significance I can then take it to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and try to have them put into effect a zoning change to where there's a certain circumference around the house in which you can't build new de...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/77753151/reaching-out Reaching Out Katie Halsey 2013-07-23T14:33:56-04:00 >2013-07-23T17:43:17-04:00 <p> All day I've been emailing and calling various architecture magazines and blogs that have previously done stories about the Miller House to see if they would do follow up posts. I also tried to get in touch with Mr. Ball from Ball Homes to find out what the master plan for the neighborhood surrounding the Miller House is to see if there is any action we can take to at least save the lots immediately around the house. Unfortunately he didn't answer and I'm hoping he will return my call. As of now there are lots marked off to be built on all sides of the house and already one home almost directly in front of the house.&nbsp;</p> <p> Just in case you didn't see the comments on the last post, here are links to the property listing and the PVA record online:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.fdiclistings.com/PropertyView.aspx?id=14946" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.fdiclistings.com/PropertyView.aspx?id=14946</a></p> <p> <a href="http://qpublic9.qpublic.net/ky_fayette_display.php?county=ky_fayette&amp;KEY=38214350" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://qpublic9.qpublic.net/ky_fayette_display.php?county=ky_fayette&amp;KEY=38214350</a></p> <p> If you have any other ideas or contact information for people that would do stories or posts about ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/77678289/spread-the-word SPREAD THE WORD Katie Halsey 2013-07-22T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T12:13:19-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcaab6y5qnv9nw4i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The purpose of this blog is to spread the word about the Miller House and the fact that it's value is diminishing quickly. We hope that by sharing what is happening that someone in the architecture community will step up and do something about it.&nbsp;</p>