The decision to designate the building featuring the War Eagle mural as a historic landmark is being appealed to the common council. That building and property is currently owned by Rahn Pischke of Pischke Motors.
The heritage preservation commission voted unanimously in August to approve that designation. Pischke's appeal argues that the building's nomination for that did not adequately meet the criteria for a local historic landmark. That appeal will head to the common council who will have the final say on that designation.
"The council then can determine whether or not that was the case," said Senior Planner for the city Tim Acklin. "If they say they agree with the property owner and they overturn the preservation commission's decision then it won't be a local landmark. If they uphold it, it will continue to be a local landmark."
The appeal will be heard at the full council meeting on October 12th. Should the appeal be denied, the building remains a local historic landmark and demolition permits would likely not be granted.