Christ Church elder to buy silos property

“It’s a conspiracy,” they cried!

“Plans for property are unknown but silos are expected to remain”

Andrew Crapuchettes, who is a parish elder at Christ Church, trustee at New Saint Andrews College and the CEO of EMSI, plans to buy the 46,220-square-foot Jackson Street Silos property located southwest of the Sixth and Jackson streets intersection in Moscow.

Brenda von Wandruszka, a Realtor at Gail Byers Real Estate in Moscow, declined to say how much the property is selling for, but the sale is expected to close Aug. 23. The property has been owned by Anderson Group LLC for about 10 years. It put the land on the market more than a year and a half ago with an asking price of $1.1 million.

Von Wandruszka said Crapuchettes does not plan to demolish the existing silos on the property.

“It’s nice to have sold it to a local person,” von Wandruszka said.

Crapuchettes was not able to be reached by phone Wednesday.

In 2014, EMSI, which serves as labor market advisers to leaders in higher education, business and community development, moved into its current location at 409 S. Jackson St., which had been home to the Daily News for more than 50 years. The building was purchased for $1 million by real estate developer and contractor Mark Wintz of Wintz and Company LLC. Wintz, a deacon at Christ Church, leases the building to EMSI.

Christ Church and New Saint Andrews College already have a large – and what appears to be growing – presence in downtown Moscow, most notably the NSAC campus. NSAC is hoping to expand into the former Cadillac Jack’s building on North Main Street, but its conditional use permit, which was approved by the Moscow Board of Adjustment July 18, is facing appeals. NSAC plans to establish a music conservatory with up to 300 students at the CJ’s building.

Clayton Anderson, one of the members of the Anderson Group, said his group initially purchased the silo property with the plan to build apartments and commercial structures on the plot, however, those plans never materialized and the property was put up for sale. According to previous reporting by the Daily News, the Anderson Group purchased the property for $750,000 in July 2007.