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The developer behind the cancelled condo project behind St. Paul’s Anglican Church has a new proposal with a reduced building footprint. As detailed in the accompanying map, it will comprise three buildings, each housing two units of 3,000 square feet each and located away from the hill overlooking the Mill Pond.

A public meeting was held June 19 to present the project, hosted by the church and the developer, Reed Bousada. They believe the reduced footprint will mean less traffic on adjacent roads and address other concerns of local residents.

Proceeds of the sale of four acres of land owned by the Anglican diocese will be used to help fund the church’s ongoing costs.

About 70 people attended the June 19 meeting, at which several attendees took to the microphone to reiterate their reservations about development of the land, which is on the edge of the church parking lot on a ridge overlooking the Mill Pond. In addition to potential environmental impact, a key issue raised by residents was the spectre of further development along the ridge.

The developer said it is seeking support from the community for its new plans before requesting Town of Brome Lake for a change in zoning to residential from institutional, and applying for permits. The revised project would only need two acres of land, Bousada said, and that the remaining land below the buildings would be donated to the Brome Lake Land Foundation.

The plans will be posted on their website, with a space for public comment. (

Matthew Elder, LJI

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