Project update from Alliance United Corporation
Project plans for the former Public School can be found here
Gymnasium being demolished
Work is underway to transform the former School into a 4-9 unit residence, along with additional residential lots on the property. The official site plan has not been submitted to the Town yet.
Brantwood Park Temporary Closure: Storm Water Drainage Construction
There is upcoming new storm sewer works through Brantwood park scheduled to begin on April 4th and will be completed by April 22nd, 2022. During this time the park will be closed to the public to facilitate the construction.
The new storm sewer line will improve the park’s storm water drainage and capture storm water from the future developments on the former Brantwood School property.
Brantwood Public School Sold
Local developer John Mehlenbacher purchased the Brantwood Public School site from the town, stating, "... my team and I understand there's an established neighbourhood with a very strong community connection to the building."
Under the terms of a redevelopment plan approved by town council in 2013, the historic section of the vacant school is to be converted into four to nine residential units.
The seven lots along Douglas are to be developed as detached homes.
Sale conditions will require a developer to complete a certain threshold of construction on the school building before the sale of the seven lots.
The town will maintain ownership of a parkette on the south end of the property, with the existing playground equipment moved this fall.
Draft official plan amendments were open for public review.
Click here to view the Staff report
Council approved a concept plan for the site and directed staff to bring forward proposed amendments to provide for:
Both the former OT hospital and Brantwood School sites were part of the South Central Public Lands Study – a comprehensive land use study, completed in 2013 that evaluated options for four town-owned properties.
The public was encouraged to view and participate through public information sessions, open houses, surveys and feedback sessions spanning several months.
In April 2013, Council endorsed the staff recommended land use option for Brantwood and directed staff to proceed with implementation.
The aged and storied school is one of three schools in the area that were chosen by the Halton District School Board for closure.