Studl says cross should be an attraction downtown - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Studl says cross should be an attraction downtown

By Len Kiese - bio | email

January 27, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A downtown Albany property owner forced to remove crosses from the roof of one of his buildings now has plans for an even bigger cross and a light show to go with it.

Peter Studl says a helicopter would bring the 40-foot cross in and affix it to the top of the building on North Washington. Studl says that's not all. He wants lights and lasers that could be seen from miles away.

The city forced him to remove smaller crosses from the rooftop several weeks ago because they violated city ordinances. Tuesday, Studl sent his latest proposal to the city for review.

"What I'm feeling is that there's a terrific faith-based community in this town that wants a place for family entertainment and we've been on that position for a while. I think it's just time to start doing it," said Studl.

Studl says the cross and lights installation could lead to more development downtown and compliment his idea for a National Prayer Museum and Prayer Garden.

Some city leaders have criticized Studl for hindering downtown development by holding on to so much property without following through on his proposed projects.

Studl says he plans to meet with Planning and Development officials Thursday about the cross proposal.

Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Last minute Thanksgiving shoppers crowd grocery stores

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:09 PM EST2017-11-23 04:09:31 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>

    Just hours before Thanksgiving, grocery stores across South Georgia were packed all day long.

    More >>
  • Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-11-23 04:00:29 GMT
    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign. (Source: WALB)

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>

    Those familiar bells and red kettles are back this year outside of South Georgia stores as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual fundraising campaign.  

    More >>
  • Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Travel period begins, GSP talks safety on the roads

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-11-23 03:19:28 GMT
    Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)Georgia State Patrol Troopers are cracking down on distracted and drunk drivers this holiday season. (Source: WALB)

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>

    Millions of Americans hit the roads on Wednesday, headed to their Thanksgiving destinations. Gas stations in Albany were busy with customers filling up their tanks and tires before their journeys.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly