Not yet ‘for sale,’ but church drawing interest
“We’ve received several calls from people who are interested in purchasing the property, most wanting to know when it will actually go up for sale,” said Patrick O’Malley, the school’s administrator of ancillary services. “And the board and I are moving forward to see that that happens soon.”
Last month, O’Malley recommended that the school district sell the property, stating that he is in the final stages of making that happen.
“There have been no other plans to do anything else with the building,” O’Malley said. “I’m currently in the process of drafting the final sale advertisement, which I hope to present to the School Board at the June 16 committee meeting.”
A recent appraisal indicates that the “highest and best use for the church is as a small commercial proprietary” and values the property at $170,000.
Yet, because of the church’s historical significance to the parish, the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association is focused on saving and restoring the building.
“The School Board is required to sell the building by a sealed-bid auction,” O’Malley said. “And we’re also going to include stipulations that require the purchaser to maintain the building’s historical significance.”
As of now, selling the building is what lies ahead. A final decision will be made after all necessary legal documents regarding marketing the property for sale have been drawn up and approved by the board.
“We’re not going to sell the building to someone who’s going to tear it down,” Superintendent Rodney Lafon said. “We’re going to make sure that whoever buys it has intentions to maintain its historical importance.”
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A Killona man faces felony animal cruelty charges after the St. Charles Parish...
Two of Luling’s newest firefighters weren’t even done with their basic training...
The St. Charles Herald-Guide announces the hiring of reporters Anna Thibodeaux and...
Beginning April 1, St. Charles Parish Hospital will ban smoking throughout the...
Like just about every high school sports team, the Destrehan girls basketball team...
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a Boutte woman with...
Your Sears Hometown Store offering appliances, mattresses, tools, lawn and garden supplies and more. Conveniently located in Boutte, Louisiana.
Parish rallies around 8-year-old battling cancer - 1127 views
Chad Grosch II loves Legos and playing games on his iPad. He’s also received 10 to 15 blood transfusions in the last three months.