Here's what members of the Wick Neighbors project have to say about the plan:
"I think it's workable. ... I'm an interim pastor, but I think this could be a beautiful place to live."
The Rev. Dr. Thomas A. Sebben, interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown
"It's obviously a great concept. ... I believe it will happen. ... I think everything is here."
Dr. Lou Zona, director, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown
"The vision our pastor has is for a youth center and day care. The [Smoky] Hollow would be a great place for that. ... It can be done. I saw it done in Pittsburgh. ... With Wick Neighbors, we can as a community come together. I think that's what the project is. It doesn't matter what color or religion we are."
Elder Mark Vennie, outreach coordinator, New Beginnings Outreach Ministry,322 Wick Ave., Youngstown.