Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Front Page News

Today's edition
of the City Paper featured the latest news on the issues surrounding the Charlotte Avenue Church of Christ. The article states that the congregation and the community are now on the same page - seeking a buyer who will hopefully preserve the building.

Burgin Dossett, VP of development at Crosland has been assisting in the process and said the goal is to find another church or performance group who could make use of the building. "The key is to find an end-use for it," Dossett said. "We haven't cracked that code yet. Ideally, another place of assembly or a performance venue would be best, because it would allow the building to stay intact. The acoustics in the building are really very impressive."

News of the UZO that already covers this piece of property is also mentioned in the article. In light of this news, it was stated that Councilman Holleman (District 24) plans to withdraw both the historic and SP bill that are slated for second reading at tonight's council meeting.

"The downside right now is it remains to be seen whether this is a victory at this point," Holleman said. "I don't know what (developer) comes behind it. If it's a good deal, then I think it's probably a win. If it turns out to be another big developer, then we'll have to wait and see."

On a personal note, here is one option I'd like to see go in. A bit of a long shot, but you never know.

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