Plan Board Rejects Plan To Tear Down St. Michael’s Church And Build Businesses

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Gainesville City Plan Board members on Thursday night turned down a petition that would allow construction where the abandoned St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is currently located.

Representatives of CHW Professional Consultants proposed the area could be used for new businesses and a small park.

The City Hall meeting was over-capacity with residents sharing personal statements and a petition with over twelve-hundred signatures to keep the church intact.

CHW plans to revise its petition for another attempt at the next meeting on May 24.

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