Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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More than two-thirds of those who attend the downtown church live within walking distance, Chrostek says.
Guess that answers the "are these all people from the burbs" question.
pash wrote:And if true, raises the question of why they need so much parking.
When I heard that on the radio, I was puzzled by the number. That would mean that around 650 people live within whatever they are considering walking distance. In 2013, the entire downtown area was said to have 20k people based on the downtown council estimate. Given the number of units currently in the loop and Crossroads, I find it hard to believe that 650 of those residents, let alone 650 residents in the entire downtown area, are Resurrection "regulars." I guess the number sounds so inflated to me because I would think 325 sounds high. Perhaps I'm just not noticing this influx of people or the impact of the congregation because I've been living on the other side of the Crossroads.
This also brings up a great idea. Churches can now grow their congregations by promising free parking spaces to members. Or, I could partner with John Oliver and found a church called Our Lady of Perpetual Parking Availability.
pash wrote:Ground was broken on this project recently.
The plan hasn't improved by any chance, has it? Still going to be a little building on the corner and a shiny new parking lot occupying 80% of the block?
On parcel viewer it looks like the Star still owns the south half of that block.
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I think I recall reading that the church has an option to buy the rest of the block, and that once the church is constructed, they plan to build some sort of activity hall on the rest of the block later on.
pash wrote:An activity hall that takes up 80% of a full city block?
at a single store, 80% of a block would hold a couple thousand people.
that's not a very big activity center for a church these days
Didn't get any photos, but the exterior is in the works so the scale of the building is showing up. It feels like there's a building along the street now. It's no tower but it's better than a parking lot.
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