In other Council action Tuesday, lawmakers went on record opposing the demolition at St. Ann Church, 651 Broadway, and passed a resolution that would prevent demolition permits from being issued until the Preservation Board reviews landmark status for the site and the Council holds a hearing.
An application for landmark status, which would further protect the church from demolition, will be debated at a Legislation Committee meeting Tuesday.
The church, owned by the Diocese of Buffalo, was built in 1878, with a convent and school added in later years.
The resolution was sponsored by Council Members Darius Pridgen and David Franczyk.
The proposal to landmark Saint Ann’s goes in front of the Preservation Board tomorrow in a meeting by the board at 3pm in Room 901 of City Hall. Click here to view agenda of the meeting—>
Both of these actions will help slow the pace of the proposed demolition and give more time to help come up with a plan to save Saint Ann’s.