by David Leone
WAKE FOREST — The former church at 320 E. Spring St., Wake Forest, recently collapsed. Built in 1948, the structure once housed the United Presbyterian congregation and for a few years, the Apostolic Church of Deliverance met there. In 2007, W.E.B. DuBois Community Development Corp. members took it over with dreams of turning it into a community arts center. But the CDC itself later folded and the site has been in limbo. Wake Forest Code Enforcement Officer Larry Rochelle said he’s following the mandated process of condemnation. That involves finding the property owner — if any — holding a hearing, requiring cleanup, and as a last resort, taking it to the town board to order the teardown. The process, he said, can take months.