The former home of the North Kent Leader is set to be converted into an apartment complex.
Council rubber stamped a report from staff at last nights planning meeting, to allow Mervyn and Susan Lanctot to convert the building, located at 254 Main Street in Dresden.
The building was a commercial lot, but with the approval of the zoning by-law amendments, this allows the owners to create the five apartment units inside the building.
A staff report says in order to maximize the available space in the building and provide for an “efficient layout for each unit” individual exterior entrances to each of the five units will be installed.”
Construction can begin after a short appeal period for the zoning changes.
The building is 43 years old and was the home for Leader Publications for a number of years.
Ted Misselbrook, one of the founders of Leader Publications, has compiled an extensive history of the company and building on his website, check it out here.
There is no timetable for when the conversion project will be completed.