FEMA has blocked grant money which would have gone towards demolishing the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and building the Holy Cross school in its place.
Few in that area consider the church a beautiful or historic piece of property. CH, who grew up in Lake Vista says, “It’s an ugly, oddly-designed building that was built in the 1960s, has no real historic value and could make way for a badly-needed school. Truly historic schools that took on water are being torn down, but they want to protect this eyesore?”
Never mind that, who is FEMA to declare a property historic, especially when the people of Gentilly and historic preservation associations want no part of it?