Town Hall meeting on demolition


The Committee on the Future of St. Paul’s will be hosting a Town Hall meeting on November 2nd at Garden City Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will cover the subject of:  The  Demolition of the Main Building.  Demolition is not as simple as it may seem!  There are several types of demolition that will be examined by the committee. There is ““wrecking ball” demolition and there is “historic” demolition. We have also learned that there are many steps and procedures that must be followed in order to ensure that everything is done properly at multiple levels – both local and state. There are also multiple environmental regulations that are important to follow properly.  Then there is the serious discussion of what fills the empty space that has been left after the building has been demolished.  Do the residents prefer some type of park & walking path, a reflecting pool, more athletic fields or a newer smaller structure to house a community center?

Keep in mind – The Main Building at St. Pauls is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The committee has examined Adaptive Re-Use extensively with the residents and Facadism and partial demolition were discussed this week. Now-  The next option that is being evaluated is Demolition.  The fate of the Main Building at St. Paul’s is a major decision that needs to eventually be voted on by all of the residents of the Village of Garden City. Please make an effort to know the options and the facts surrounding each of these options.

The Committee on the Future of St. Pauls is happy to host “one-on-one” Group Sessions to get you and your group of neighbors / community affinity-group up to speed on these choices.   You can contact Michele Beach Harrington at mcbh3456@gmail.com  and/or Betsy Andromidas at betsyandromidas@gmail.com  We look forward to working with you in order to make sure that you are comfortable with all of the facts and the options! The Website is www.stpaulsreports.org and you can follow us on instagram @stpaulsreports or Facebook – St Paul’s Reports. You can also send an email: stpaulscomments@gardencityny.net   We look forward to hearing from you.

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