Old building will be razed when new structure opens next spring
munity, asking for money. That is the reality of it. People in the community looking like they are struggling. And I know so many of us have asked ourselves: What can we do to help?
“The answer is a very simple one: Give to the City Mission Community Center project. It will be transformational in the lives of the people who are struggling in our community.”
The mission has continued to provide services during construction. The new building is being constructed in the area formerly occupied by the back parking lot. When the new structure is opened next spring, the old building will be demolished, with a parking lot paved on that spot, facing Tupper between Ellicott and Oak streets.
Calhoun was one many staff members or supporters who signed the girder with a black permanent marker at the ceremony. She said her signature included the message “Praise the Lord! April 2019.”
“It’s a total blessing. To see the last steel piece of the steel structure of this building ... it makes it real,” Calhoun said. “When people drive by on the 33 and see it, they’ll know change is coming. That’s what this is all about.”