In July 2019, Church of the Ascension entered into an agreement with a developer group to sell the back of the church property for an apartment building — much needed in the Argyle area. The agreement is conditional on approval from the City of London. As of mid-October 2022, these are the next steps planned by the buyer:
- October 19: City of London urban design panel review of project.
- Nov. 24, 6-8 p.m.: Informal open house for area residents in Ascension’s Parish Hall, including a short presentation by the planner, plans for the proposed building and site, and plans for the access road from Dundas Street along the east side of the church. Some city staff are expected to attend.
- Early in the new year: City staff expected to schedule the proposed project and rezoning with City Council’s planning committee.
- February: Planning committee presents the project to Council with a recommendation.
For details of the project, please go to this City of London site: https://london.ca/business-development/planning-development-applications/planning-applications/2060-dundas-street