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St. Anthony's Redevelopment

An Asset for the Junction Neighborhood

Honoring the Past, Building the Future

The History

In 2018, the Diocese of Toledo donated the former St. Anthony’s church building to the Lucas County Land Bank after an outcry from community leaders and neighborhood residents to stop it from being demolished.

After taking ownership, the Land Bank first listened to the residents and stakeholders in the neighborhood about what they hoped to see happen. Through these focus groups, four overarching themes were heard about the reuse of this building:

1. Safety

2. Sustainability

3. Ownership

4. Leadership

With those themes in hand, the Land Bank asked The Toledo Design Collective and Rudolph-Libbe to complete a feasibility study that assessed potential redevelopment options and the costs associated with them. You can read the complete Feasibility Study below.

The Plan

Now, we are marketing the building to end users through a commercial realtor. When proposals are received from interested parties, the Land Bank will review them carefully to ensure that:

1. The redevelopment of the property can be accomplished feasibly and financially.

2. After redevelopment, the ongoing operation will be sustainable.

3. The redevelopment will contribute positively to the Junction neighborhood.

Read the complete Feasibility Study

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