The city of Belleville is preparing to rezone three of its properties with a view to putting them on the market.
The city’s planning committee considered the issues at its meeting Monday night.
The property at 315 Church street is the former Irish Hall.
The city bought it with intention of using it for archive storage which instead went to the public library.
It is seeking to have the property re-zoned from community facility to general commercial.
In his report Planning Manager Art MacKay says “the application has been triggered by an offer to purchase for the purpose of using the building as an after-school centre with activities to include fitness, homework and learning programs.”
Belleville also wants to rezone the old fire hall on Dundas Street East to highway commercial since it is designated part of the Bayview Mall Dundas Street East Corridor, a designated commercial area.
The third site is at 116 Pinnacle Street, now being used as the Build Belleville offices.
The application is to rezone it from community facility to general commercial, allowing up to a six-storey building with residential above the first floor.
No new developments have been proposed to the last two.
Planning Chair Councillor Jackie Denyes told Quinte News it’s all part of the city’s plan as discussed during last year’s budget deliberations, to sell off disposable property.
The planning committee is recommending that city council approve the re-zonings at its next city council meeting.