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Local developer wants to build residential units on former Maple Leaf school property

HARMONY - An application has been submitted to Colchester County council to erect 21 residential units in Harmony.

The former Maple Leaf school property, on Maple Lane in Harmony, is being considered by Colchester County council for a multi-use residential project that could see 21 units built by local developer Ron Meech.

County council is considering a development agreement application from Ron Meech, president of Meech Holdings, that could allow him to use the existing building that used to be the Maple Leaf school, on Maple Lane, as part of a multi-use residential project.

Meech told the Truro Daily News the project would consist of the old school building, which would be retained and converted to four units. Another two or three buildings, he said, would be built as well.

Meech said the idea is to build single-storey homes or town house style dwellings to accommodate seniors, single people as well as some families.

"There would be an abundance of green (or) park space on the property, allowing for lots of buffer between surrounding properties," Meech said in the application form to the county.

Meech told this paper the area is ideal because, "it's very close to an elementary school (Harmony Heights) and there's not a lot in that end of town."

The building was used for adult education until about a year and a half ago. Before then, it was an elementary school.

County council decided to refer the application to its planning advisory committee. The topic will come before council again in the near future.

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