We’re happy to report that we continue to receive very creative and viable development proposals for our Centennial Property (bordered by Gartrell Street to the South, Boulevard on the West, and Daniel Street to the East and just one block South of Edgewood Avenue).We purchased the property in a strategic partnership with the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2013. Since then, we have negotiated with the City of Atlanta to Re-Zone the property so that we can ultimately have parking spaces available in a parking deck during our Masses and other events.
As has been mentioned, zoning and the existing Master Plan for the King Historic District require a mixed property development which restricts what we are able to do. The Archdiocesan Project Review Committee is working with us to review and negotiate the proposals in order to ensure the best outcome for Lourdes. This has been a lengthy process and will take a bit more time. We understand that our parking needs are a priority and we assure you that we are diligently working to resolve this issue.
We will keep you informed as meetings with developers proceed and we move closer to an acceptable contractual agreement.
Thank you for your patience and your prayers.