Proposal to Develop Apartment Complexes in Auburn Sparks Debate
According to the Sun Journal, the Auburn City Council unanimously approved the sale of the former St. Louis Church to a developer who plans to convert it into apartment complexes.
The building has been empty for a long time and at risk of demolition as the article states. The former St. Louis Church has not been since April of 2013
The developer is Thomas Robinson and he will purchase the property for $50,000. He wants to transform it into twenty 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
The developer, Thomas Robinson, is excited about the project and is partnering with Auburn architects Platz Associates for designing the building.
Over the past couple of years, the city and brokers conducted 87 showings of the property.
In a press release, Robinson said that he's honored to restore the space and recognizes the significations it's had on the community.
Some commentors are ready for more housing and others will be sad to see the local church go.
The article goes onto say that this local church was established in 1902 and served mostly the French Canadian neighborhood in New Auburn.