In order to help pay for the new school, St. Francis of Assisi parish is planning to sell properties they already own; specifically the three lots addressed as 1967 Napier Street, known as the St. Clare’s Convent.
The asking price is $7,325,000.
There is some hope that the heritage building might be saved through an HRA in-fill development (such as happened with the Jeffs Residence, and Brookhouse), but we’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.
Back in April, we reported on the closure of First Avenue this summer to allow Fortis BC to lay new gas lines.
There will be more details and a chance to chat with those in the know at a meet-and-greet with Fortis BC at the Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Drive, this evening (Tuesday) between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.