St. James to Potentially Include Full-Sized Ice Rink, Eight-Lane Pool
The town met last night to discuss the acquisitions possibilities.
With the ink nearly dried on the purchase agreement between the town of Wellesley and the Archdiocese of Boston, Wellesley unleashed grand plans to the public last night for the property at 900 Worcester St., where St. James The Great church currently sits.
The property could one day have a full ice skating rink, fitness center, eight-lane swimming pool and athletic fields with lights, according to Boston.com.
The story addresses next year’s $5 million budget deficit in saying that there will be negligible effect, according to Hans Larsen, executive director of general government services.
At the final night of Town Meeting Monday, Board of Selectmen Chair Barbara Searle said the project would be financed through a combination of Community Preservation Act funds and town funds through borrowing.
The plan’s approval is contingent on a June 13 Special Town Meeting vote.
Boston.com earlier this week reported parishioners would still be holding Easter services at the church. They've been holding a 24/7 vigil at the property since 2004 - though someone is frequently at the church, parishioners have admitted there may not be someone there at all hours.