Leamington Secures Surplus School Lands

Posted on Wednesday January 20, 2021

The Municipality of Leamington is pleased to announce it has purchased two parcels of property to encourage the development of attainable and affordable housing in Leamington and to support other identified strategic long-term goals.

The properties are located at 125 Talbot Street West (former Leamington District Secondary School) and 134 Mill Street East (former Mill Street Public School). The use or disposal of the buildings located on each site has yet to be determined.

“The provision of suitable housing to meet the diverse needs of Leamington’s population is a fundamental component of the Municipality’s Strategic Plan,” said Peter Neufeld, Chief Administrative Officer. “We look forward to building on local partnerships to generate inclusive, affordable housing solutions that work for people across the housing continuum, and fulfilling other long-term strategic goals.”

“We, as Council, have been very excited at this opportunity to see the beginning of better housing opportunities for Leamington residents and for newcomers who have been unable to settle here due to the lack of affordable properties,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Not every community has an opportunity like this one to see the beginning of a resolution to the housing crisis that is a national problem, not just ours.”

Further details of proposed development and the partnerships involved will be provided by the Municipality as plans progress.  

Media Contact:

Kelly Sfetkidis, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
Municipality of Leamington
kelly@leamington.ca
519-326-5761 ext. 1117

 

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