The HPC, St. Marks and a demolition permit. What’s up?


Rumor has it that last evening’s monthly meeting of New Albany’s Historical Preservation Commission was, shall we say, contentious with respect to the topic of St. Marks United Church of Christ’s ongoing bid to construct a vacant lot on its Bank & Spring corner.

We’re told that city officials are not speaking with a unified voice on the matter, and that our longtime friend Krafty John has been engaged to defend the interests of the church.

(By the way, John, do you still have that silent auction item for redemption? Just a friendly reminder).

Anyone with the scuttlebutt?

Let us know.

Read the current St. Marks church newsletter here. The lead story by Rev. John Manzo addresses the church’s plans.

Previously at NA Confidential:

06/21/2006: St. Marks mulls the future of its property at the SE corner of Spring and Bank.

06/25/2006: UPDATED: By request … views of St. Marks, the corner property and environs.

07/08/2006: UCC What You Get in The Tribune