New Mount Carmel Foundation attorney Michael LaBazzo speaks to the Pakr County Commission on Tuesday, as (from left) Brother Michael Mary, Father Daniel Mary, attorney Joey Darrah and Assistant County Planner Becky Conrad listen. Commissioners unanimously approved the foundation's plans for a large monastery and coffee-roasting barn west of Meeteetse. Tribune photo by CJ Baker
A proposed monastery west of Meeteetse received the blessing of the Park County Commission Tuesday, with the commission unanimously voting to allow the project to go forward.
The county granted special use permits to the non-profit New Mount Carmel Foundation of America to construct a 144,000 square foot French Gothic-style monastery and a 7,500 square foot coffee roasting barn.