A plan to save the 1927 structure is beginning to take shape as part of a larger effort to transform the three-block stretch of East 10th surrounding the Rivoli into a magnet for arts-based organizations.
After a drawn-out battle with the town of Cumberland, Giant Eagle said that it won't pursue plans to demolish the St. John United Church of Christ to build a gas station and convenience store on the property.
The City-County Council's rejection on Monday paves the way for Giant Eagle to demolish the historic church and build a gas station on the property, unless the town of Cumberland can find another way to stop it.
Ben Hunter, who represents the district where the church faces demolition, said he doesn't plan to challenge the rezoning of the property. The full council is expected to vote on the matter Monday evening.
King Park Development Corp. is pursuing another developer to rehab the building on East 16th Street after a Noblesville firm pulled out of a deal to convert part of it into a hub for food-and-beverage startups.