The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph wants to build an 85-unit, 237-bedroom residential building for Catholic college students on the site of the former St. Francis Xavier School, on the west side of Troost Avenue near 53rd Street. But the proposal has prompted a prolonged fight between the diocese and St. Francis Xavier parish, which wants the old school saved and put to other use.
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph wants to build an 85-unit, 237-bedroom residential building for Catholic college students on the site of the former St. Francis Xavier School, on the west side of Troost Avenue near 53rd Street. But the proposal has prompted a prolonged fight between the diocese and St. Francis Xavier parish, which wants the old school saved and put to other use. File photo by Renee Ittner-McManus
The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph wants to build an 85-unit, 237-bedroom residential building for Catholic college students on the site of the former St. Francis Xavier School, on the west side of Troost Avenue near 53rd Street. But the proposal has prompted a prolonged fight between the diocese and St. Francis Xavier parish, which wants the old school saved and put to other use. File photo by Renee Ittner-McManus