It is unclear what could be done now to stop the move of the house. The building's original stone foundation and the basement, which historically served as the kitchen, would be lost in the move. Also, in June 2009 an 80-year-old addition that was added to the early nineteenth century building was tore down.
"We are still appealing the matter, even if the house is moved," said Brownstein. "There is still the q uestion of should this loophole exist."
John Henry, attorney for Highbridge, previously said the modification of the plan to relocate the building is only a small revision. John Roth, from Highbridge, has stated the change is to allow for a better flow within the planned plaza. The building is planned to be integrated into the plaza and surrounding stores.
The developer said if the building wasn't moved soon the company doing the move wouldn't be able to do it for another year, according to Scagnelli.
"Smart growth balances growth with respect for things of lasting value and we are not seeing that balance being played out here and that is what concerns us," said Brownstein.""