City Council to discuss the fate of Benedictine Monastery

TUCSON, Ariz - The fate of a local chapel remains up in the air. 

Tucson City Council is holding a study session on Tuesday, May 22 to initiate the process of making the Benedictine Monastery a historic destination.

The monastery is located on North Country Club near Speedway and is now owned by a new developer who has housing plans in the works.

The building currently doesn't have historic protection, so the developer can do what they want. 

If the council approves initiating the process, there are several steps that must be taken, including review by the City Historic Preservation Office, review by the zoning examiner, public hearings, a legal analysis by the city attorney, and ultimately consideration by the Mayor and Council following the Zoning Examiner’s recommendation.

Tuesday’s study session begins at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.

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