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The Village Fails to Put the Historic Main Building to Public Use

On information and belief, based on a conditions survey and program study conducted by a consultant in 2002, the Mayor’s Committee on St. Paul’s recommended to the Trustees in mid-2002 that the Board take action to preserve the Historic Main Building for municipal use.

Over the next two years, the Village Board considered and debated a series of options, including stabilization of the building, threshold use, development into a library/community center, and private sector commercial development as a residential condominium, but the Board was unable to reach a consensus as to any of the options.

On December 16, 2004, the Board of Trustees enacted a resolution officially designating the entire St. Paul’s property as protected “parkland.” On the same date, the Trustees passed a resolution directing the Mayor’s Committee to conduct “needs assessment” of community groups that could make use of a public facility at St. Paul’s.

According to a news report published on March 25, 2005, the Mayor’s Committee reported there was a “strong demand” from various Garden City groups for community space, and that if space were to be made available for public use at St. Paul’s, it would “without doubt” be utilized. The report added: “A true cross-section of village groups, representing all age groups, have a need for space … and St. Paul’s has the space to satisfy many of those needs.”

The illegal plan to lease the Historic Main School Building...
The Kenny Lawsuit...
The Village fails to put the Historic Main Building...
The foolish plan to “market”...
Why Are The Trustees Pushing for Commercial Development?

 

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