Vacant neighborhood buildings may soon house basketball courts

A few young Hurricanes via Facebook
A few young Hurricanes via Facebook

The former home of Saints Constantine and Helen Eastern Orthodox Church may soon get new life. Highland Park Hurricanes Basketball, a LLC that builds confidence and stamina in young athletes, submitted a zoning change application July 9.

If the request for a special use permit is granted, the proposal will then go to City Council. Assuming it’s approved, the Hurricanes will convert the two vacant church buildings on Walnut Hill Lane into practice facilities. How serious is the organization about moving to our neighborhood? Quite, apparently. It paid a steep $1,170 filing fee. Hopefully we’ll have an update for you July 28 – that’s the tentative hearing date.

Interesting fact: Hurricanes Basketball also runs a nonprofit called Red Sports Inc. Once a year, high school team members host free sports camps in other countries. This summer, the players – and their adult supervisors, of course – head to Mexico. They’ll conduct a four day long workshop at Redes Church. For more, click here.

map included in zoning change application
map included in zoning change application

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