Wayside Christian Mission has posted demolition notices on three of their Nulu properties and plans a multi-million dollar expansion to their campus. This news comes in the wake of a rapidly developing arts corridor along East Market Street, and to be sure the neighborhood will try to stop the demolition of historic property along its main drag.
The LEO wrote, “It is decidedly awkward to argue against an organization like Wayside Christian Mission” and the battle the neighborhood may choose to fight will be a PR nightmare. Wayside has been working for nearly a decade on their expansion plan and it has changed along the way to its current state but the agency now has $4.1 million in donations and is ready to start construction.
“The basic idea of the expansion is to connect the eastern- and westernmost points with a large, homogenous structure in the center. The new structure would house men, women, and children in both temporary and semi-permanent facilities, something Wayside does now in a significantly less unified fashion.”
The new campus has been designed by Qk4 Architecture as a donation to the Wayside charity.