Regarding the Future of Former Monsignor Uyen Property

Since its sale in August of this year, there has been considerable public interest in the future of the former Monsignor Uyen Catholic School property located at 255 Lark Street in Chatham. The property, which is now privately owned, will be developed by a group led by Clarke Construction Inc. We have asked the owners to provide a statement:

“Our group has heard the rumours surrounding our new property on Lark St., and I would like to state publicly that they are untrue,” said Darryl Clarke, President of Clarke Construction Group. “While we respect and value the creation of shelters, that is not our vision for this property. We will unveil more details on this exciting development once we get further into the process.”

At the time of writing, the owners have not presented a redevelopment proposal to the Municipality. If and when a development proposal does come forward, it will be subject to the municipal planning process which includes opportunities for public consultation. As the Municipality has not received a development application for the property, we are unable to provide any further comments at this time.

In the short term, the group has donated the use of the property to the Chatham Goodfellows as a base of operation for their ‘No Child Without a Christmas’ campaign.



For more Information contact:

Media Contact:

Eric Labadie

Manager, Corporate Communications

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

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