‘… many good things that could happen’: Possibilities discussed for St. John’s building in Helena

A Helena businessman said he is gauging community interest for purchasing the St. John’s building on Ewing Street and turning it into a place that could serve as a common area for Helena’s nonprofits, provide housing and serve other functions.

The St. John’s Building at 25 S. Ewing St.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Mark W. Weber of Heritage Community Corp., which helps raise money for nonprofits, said the plans are “not a done deal,” but that he is meeting with people who want to have a better idea of how the building would survive before proceeding. He said he is still seeking people who will provide financial support.

The 98,902-square-foot four-story building on 2.6 acres at 25 S. Ewing St. is listed with KW Commercial for $1.9 million, or $19 a square foot. The price at one time was about $3 million, officials with some of the Helena nonprofits said.

Mark W. Weber

Phil Drake, Independent Record

Weber, 65, chief executive

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