Mossman said the new buildings proposed by architect Michael Palladino don’t fit in with the rest of the area.
“They’re glass boxes, very clean, cold and sterile architecture,” Mossman said. “They appear to have little if any relationship with the historic civic center buildings.”
Long said church leaders believe the new buildings will enhance the civic center.
“Some people think we ought to try and replicate the current architecture,” Long said. “First off, it’s probably expensive [to do that], and second it would look awful because you can’t redo it that way.