Underscoring its commitment as a stakeholder and good neighbor in the Dunedin and Pinellas community, the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America today submitted nearly $109,000 to the City of Dunedin to eliminate liens that had been accruing over the past two years against the historic Fenway property on Edgewater Drive. The Society plans to renovate the existing building to become its national headquarters and a meeting place for visitors from around the world.
The Society never considered challenging the validity of any portion of the lien, and instead stepped up to erase the lien as soon as possible. The Society acquired the Fenway property little more than a week ago, and moved quickly to provide the lien funds to the city.
“We are delighted to join the family of good neighbors contributing to this wonderful community,” said Sean Dennison, Executive Director of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America. “Our goal is to work with the city and the entire community to once again make the Fenway something we can all be proud of.”
The Fenway lien had accumulated since 2012, imposed by the city when the property fell into disrepair and failed to meet appearance and safety standards. By resolving the lien, the Society can now move forward to work with the City of Dunedin on planning activities as a first step toward restoring the building to its former elegance.
Once completed, the Society’s national headquarters will provide a central destination for members of the charitable, religious organization, which has more than 6,000 participants across the United States and 42,000 around the word. The new headquarters will maintain the historic architecture that has been the Fenway’s hallmark for almost a century and will include facilities that can be used for community meetings and other public activities. As an international conference center for the Society, the site will attract thousands of guests to Pinellas County shops, restaurants, lodging facilities and tourist destinations.
About the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America, Inc.
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States of America is a charitable, religious organization dedicated to making the Taoist arts of health and longevity available to all. Incorporated in 1989, the Society currently serves 6,000 participants in the United States. It is also a part of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, a global volunteer organization with more than 500 locations in 26 countries. For more information about the Society, please visit www.taoist.org.