Developer Plans to Preserve History while Reshaping Villa Heights Church for the Future

A team of developers plan to transform the historic Parkwood Avenue Associate Reformed Presbyterian (A.R.P.) Church of Villa Heights into apartments while preserving the distinctive church building. As residents of Villa Heights see on a daily basis, most residential development projects in the neighborhood have resulted in the leveling of older buildings and the construction of entirely new single-family homes and multistory apartment complexes. If Mr. Refaey and Mr. Pennell are successful in the plan they presented on July 9, the transformation of Parkwood Reformed Presbyterian Church offers an alternative form of development and growth—one that attempts to preserve neighborhood history while continuing to reshape Villa Heights for future residents. Continue reading Developer Plans to Preserve History while Reshaping Villa Heights Church for the Future