Another Chapter for Old City Hall

There’s been another development in the increasingly desperate saga of Tacoma’s Old City Hall. Earlier this month a judge ruled in favor of two former tenants of the building, finding that those tenants not only do not owe back rent to the property owner, but that they are in fact owed moving expenses.

The tenants, Pierce County AIDS Foundation and Tacoma lawyer Peggy Fraychineaud Gross counter-sued property owner Old City Hall LLC after the LLC initially sued them for breaking their leases. The counter suit, which has now been settled in favor of the tenants, claimed that the property owners let the building fall into such a state of disrepair that it was no longer safe, forcing them out of their leases.

The ruling must come as a relief to PCAF and Gross, but they have little hope of seeing any of the damages they’re due, as the LLC has been experiencing financial troubles for some time now.

So, while so many of us love the building, where will it go from here?

Read more on the recent ruling from The News Tribune.

Previously from Exit133: Saving Old City Hall.


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RR Anderson

George Webb is a clown. If buildings were children, the state would take them away.

May 29, 2012 at 9:13 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Morty

If <span class=“caps”>OCH</span> is a child than it’s a child with special needs for sure. Not very balanced, the article forgot to mention that many squatters there at the time were homeless clients of the Aids Foundation, who turned a blind eye, and the condoms and band aids all over the place where right off their front desk…just awful, “shudder” worse than a drug clinic.

Oh and they forgot to mentioned that the “local attorney” didn’t move out in the hopes of a big payment as the last tenant in the way of the development…such victims!

May 29, 2012 at 1:21 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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RR Anderson

blame the aids foundation for George Webb’s rampaging incompetence?  srsly?

May 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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