BROWNSVILLE - A plan has been unveiled that would save a historic Brownsville church from demolition. Our Lady of Loreto was shut down two years ago due to dwindling attendance. The Diocese of Brooklyn planned to tear down the 102-year-old building to make room for affordable housing units.

After a year and a half of discussions, local activists say there is a plan to transform the former church into a community center. They say there would still be affordable housing on the surrounding property.

A spokesperson for the diocese did not confirm or deny the new proposal, but said progress is expected by early July.