Community meeting scheduled for proposed bank, attorney remains optimistic


Since the start of the new year, the conversation for many Wheeling residents has been the proposed bank that could on National Road in the Edgwood negihborhood. 

The bank would be constructed at the vacant site of the former Edgwood Lutheran Church.

On Wednesday, 7News aired a story in which local residents spoke out against this proposal. Now, an attorney who is involved in this project, is sharing his perspective. He says that a bank would be a step up from an abandoned property.

“The long-term range here is you have a financial institution that has never closed a branch and takes meticulous care of its properties,” said David R. Croft, an attorney with Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. “In the alternative, you’re going to continue to have a building that is deteriorating and is going to fall apart in front of you.”

Croft says there will be a community meeting to discuss this project on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 1232 National Road in Wheeling. This event is open to the public. 

We will continue to keep you updated on this situation. 

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