The old Brant School site will soon have new life.
The vacant land is being converted into a new subdivision for Walkerton.
JDR Development plans to construct 75 homes on the old school property, it will be a mix of single dwelling and semi detached. (30 semi-detached dwelling units and 45 single detached dwelling lots.)
The project will include a small parcel of land to serve as parkland.
Developer Don Tremble says this project has been in the works for over two years now and he is eager to move forward.
Brockton has thrown its support behind the project and passed the necessary zoning amendments to allow it to proceed on the condition that another traffic study be conducted.
This traffic study will help address the concerns expressed by some area residents who questioned whether there will be a need for traffic lights to be installed once the subdivision is complete.
With Brockton’s approval in had, the project now goes before the County to receive draft approval.
If all goes as planned, Tremble says work on servicing the land will begin this Spring with some of the new homes complete by Fall.
Planning Consultant Ron Davidson calls it an exciting project that will provide Brockton with an economic boom.
He says it will be good for the construction business in the short term, the tax base in the long term and it will help address a housing need in the area.