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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Chris Wang
City: NOLA
Comments: I understand the love some residetn's feel for Cabrini. It has been a part of their community for many years.

It would be nice to save the church. And I contiue to hear how Holy Cross can incorporate it into their new campus, but what I never hear is who is going to pay for the upkeep and operating costs of keeping this massive structure? From everything I have heard the Chruch was operating at a loss of close to 4k a month? (I may be wrong) Why should HC take on this additional debt, as well as the costs of renovating it? If the Church is losing 4k a month it probably costs an additional 4-6 to operate? What is the incentive for HC to spend 100K a year on a building it does not want or need?

It does not make fiscal sense for them to include Cabrini on their new Campus and if they can move somewhere else that does not have that stipulation they should they are afterall a for profit institution.

What will happen to the location if HC does not move in? Who will repair and fix Cabrini? The ARNO has already said it does not plan on reopening the church. Instead the whole area will contiue to rot and fall into worse disrepair. It is a sad situation.

Please allow the demolition of Cabrini. It is in the best interest of the community. HC might not revitilize the Neighborhood by themselves but they will bring in much needed tax dollars, jobs and a sense of rebuiiding that is sorely needed in our community right now.

thank you