I blogged previously about an area in the Bronx which is our prayer focus for a future church plant. The Kingsbridge area in the Bronx is home to the Kingsbridge Armory. It is a great landmark, and it would be easy to tell people that our church is located by The Armory. We knew that there were plans to renovate the old Kingsbridge Armory, but nothing was definite yet.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that a deal has been struck to transform the Armory into the world’s largest indoor ice rink facility. It will have nine regulation size rinks, and cost $275 million dollars. The project is expected to be completed by 2017. This project has been debated and in the works for more than ten years, according to the New York Daily News.
This area is now even more of a prime location for a church plant. Think of the people that will be drawn to Kingsbridge area just because of this ice skating complex. In addition to the local people, we would have the opportunity to reach many other people who come for events. It also means that real estate prices in the area will probably increase and it will cost more for us to rent a meeting space.
Though we are not for sure that God is calling us to this area, we are continuing to pray for His specific direction.