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Council to consider expression of interest for Pinecrest school

The former Pinecrest Public School, on Corey Street, in Bloomfield.

UPDATE: Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday night, agreed to file an expression of interest on the former Pinecrest school and property in Bloomfield.

By filing, the municipality could explore uses and future development for the 20-acre parcel – including support of a housing initiative, dividing the land and rezoning, and working with interested local parties who might wish to re-purchase the property from the municipality.

The expression of interest does not commit the municipality to purchase, but allows an additional 90 days for consideration. Any acquisition cost of the property at a negotiated amount would be brought to a future council meeting for consideration.

At the end of October, Lovesong Seniors Co-Housing Initiative by Emmanuel Baptist Church, filed an expression of interest but was declined by the board as it is not a public sector agency and must wait through the initial mandated first right of refusal period. Their proposal is for a potential site for 50 affordable units for seniors.

The process for disposal requires the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board to solicit interest from a designated list of public sector organizations prior to making it available for public sale. Expressions of interest by Jan. 23, 2018 are followed by a further 90-day period to formalize and accept an offer to purchse.

The school closed this year following an accommodation review process by the board. Students were moved to Queen Elizabeth School in Picton and when renovations to PECI are complete, all will move to the high school.

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  1. Gary says:

    Fine as long as not one more tax dollar is spent. Until some sense other than 5% annual water rate increases continue, we just cannot as a taxpayer take on more.Just like Benson Park and $100,000 washrooms. Nice but not at a time when many have to choose between water and food on the table. Priorities!

  2. Snowman says:

    Great idea. Sell/lease the school building.Use the remaining 15 acres for affordable housing,recreation, municipal garage? etc.

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