Comp­ton get­ting con­dos

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Comp­ton

Sev­eral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in this re­gion of the East­ern Town­ships have at­tracted con­do­minium de­vel­op­ers lately, and the town of Comp­ton is one of them. Mon­treal de­vel­op­ers have bought the prop­erty of the for­mer King’s Hall and plan to con­struct, even­tu­ally, 316 con­do­mini­ums on the site.

A pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing will be held on Jan­uary 27th, 7:00 pm, at the Comp­ton Town Hall, dur­ing which res­i­dents and or­ga­ni­za­tions can learn more about the project and ask ques­tions. In the next few weeks, the land will be stud­ied, sur­veyed, and trees will be cut.

The de­vel­op­ers would like to build seventy-two con­do­mini­ums this year, the num­ber of units that the town’s in­fra­struc­ture would be able to sup­port. If all goes as planned, next year an ad­di­tional seventy-two units would be built.

“This devel­op­ment is wel­come and it will bring new tax rev­enues,” said Comp­ton mayor Bernard Vanasse. Since the devel­op­ment will be on pri­vate land, the developer will pay for the new streets and the in­fra­struc­ture to sup­port the con­do­mini­ums which will be built around the large lot and not in­side the for­mer ho­tel build­ing. “The pro­mot­ers plan to get King’s Hall up and run­ning in the third phase of the project,” added Mr. Vanasse. The King’s Hall was built in 1874, then re-named Do­maine St-Lau­rent when it was con­verted into a ho­tel in 1981. That ho­tel closed in 2002 and it has been empty ever since.

When asked if he knew who would be buy­ing the con­do­mini­ums, Mr. Vanasse replied: “I know that it has be­come very ex­pen­sive to de­velop north of Mon­treal and that is why the pro­mot­ers are start­ing to look to the East­ern Town­ships, but I ex­pect they will tar­get pop­u­la­tions all around.”

Res­i­dents are con­cerned about an­other project in the town: the pro­posed build­ing of a biometha­na­tion plant in the for­mer Les Ar­bris­seaux school sit­u­ated on route 147. That build­ing was bought in November, 2014, by Mon­treal busi­ness­men and is now owned by AgriBioKem Tech­nolo­gies, a com­pany which was in­cor­po­rated just af­ter the sale, also in November. Biometha­na­tion is a way of de­com­pos­ing biodegrad­able mat­ter, us­ing anaer­o­bic mi­cro-or­gan­isms in an anoxic en­vi­ron­ment, to cre­ate valu­able by-prod­ucts such as fer­til­izer and to cre­ate en­ergy. The land in ques­tion is presently zoned green and would re­quire re-zon­ing for a fa­cil­ity of this type.

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