RockHarbor wrote:I'm just asking one of you: Is the land that church going to build on just a parcel of land Boys Town sold them (just to the east of the church)? Or, is all that land in that section south of Pacific sold and being developed? On this thread, only the land NORTH of Pacific (and west of 144th) is shown to be sold for this future development.
If so, that would be cool... Pacific Hollow has always been one of my favorite neighborhoods (still is), yet it has always had awkward entrances and exits, imo, due to butting up against that rural Boys Town land, Harvey Oaks to the south, and that church right there.
Boys Town didn't sell St. Wenceslaus that land, the DeMarco family is selling it - and yes, it's being sold (per OWH). The DeMarco family owns the farm on the south side of Pacific.
"Arvin DeMarco, an owner of the DeMarco farmland, said his family has had other offers over the years to sell the land, which they’ve had more than 50 years. 'We agreed we were not going to sell unless they would be good stewards,' he said. 'What they propose and talked about — this is the real deal, a real first-class deal.'"
Arvin lives on the property with his sister, Gina, who is a St. Wenceslaus employee and has been since 1985 (http://stwenceslaus.org/resource
- second down). Their development is on DeMarco land directly next to their current church. I don't believe they were even interested in buying the entire property - and don't think that's how this is to be portrayed. What I believe is happening is St. Wencelaus acquired a small portion of the land and the rest will be developed into something else.
It's unlikely that the new development will fix any entrances to Pacific Hollow unless you want to navigate a maze of a different development to get into it. Another major problem with the entrances is that 156th turns into Bob Boozer because of the rail line.