The Harbor Community Church in Midtown Ventura is going to be demolished and residents living near the old church can learn what to expect at the Midtown Ventura Community Council meeting on Thursday, September 13.

HarborChurchVentura Water is providing an update on the installation of smart meters and residents can hear from the Ventura County Transportation Commission about the road projects that are being funded by the gas tax.

The MVCC meeting starts at 7 pm in Cooper Hall at Grace Church, 65 MacMillan Ave.

When the old church at 3100 Preble Ave. is torn down later this year, it will mark an end to the property that was the center of a debate over the church providing services to homeless people in a residential area. The city agreed to buy the property for $2.3 million in 2016 to end litigation between the former church and the City of Ventura. As part of the settlement, the church agreed to move out of the city.

To recoup part of the settlement, the City Council voted to demolish the church and buildings, subdivide the land for four homes and sell the property to a developer. Public Works will update nearby homeowners on what to expect during the process.

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