Another vacant building in Marion, another demolition, another hole in the downtown landscape. But, hey, let's look on the bright side.
Once the demolition is done and safety considerations are taken care of, putting in a green space with grass, trees, flowers, a path and a few benches should be relatively cost-effective.
It would also add a nice flavor to the downtown area, a place where those who work downtown could enjoy lunch and a little fresh air.
The look of downtown would also be enhanced with a green space.
Get enough of those green spaces, in fact, and downtown will be very beautiful -- but, then, it's easy for a park to look good.