Have you seen the demolition taking place at 1020 Grand Avenue in Grand Junction? What's next for this location?

According toloopnet.com, the old church in question is a 9,000 square-foot building constructed in 1947. A second portion was constructed in 1975. The building sits on the 3/4 acre lot on the north-east corner of 10th and Grand.

Over the years this structure has been home to many people and businesses. The building has sheltered everything from a funeral home to counseling services. The website HomeMetry estimates the building's value at $700,000.

The building once housed a church and a number of classrooms. According to Loopnet, the structure had been on the market for some time.

What will become of the property once demolished? Soon this site will be home to a new apartment complex. Are you excited? Some people aren't.

It seems residents of the area aren't exactly doing cartwheels over this news. Residents are concerned about the lack of parking space. Others feel the new apartments won't fit in with the character of the neighborhood.

This is embarrassing, but I was born less than four blocks from this building, and I'm not sure I've seen it before in my life. Rest assured, I was born well after 1947.

Despite protests, the presence of backhoes, demolition crews, and brick falling all over the place suggests that the operation is underway.

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