Apartments in the works for former Kemptville Public School
The former Kemptville Public School, located on Reuben Crescent, was purchased by the Samure Group. (Jennifer Westendorp, mykemptvillenow.com staff)
The Samure Group has big plans for the former Kemptville Public School.
Owner Chris Samure says the 20,000 square foot building will house multi-residential units. He explained the existing structure will be converted into approximately 20 apartments.
Samure noted the company, based in Smiths Falls, is considering adding a second or even third floor to the building, depending on economic feasibility. He says the plan is to construct other multi-residential buildings on the three-and-a-half acre property, located on Reuben Crescent.
The first phase is renovating the existing structure, according to Samure, with construction slated to start in 2021. He noted the company is currently tied up with 106 units in Smiths Falls and will be starting work on the Prince of Wales school in Brockville, which will also feature apartments, prior to the Kemptville project.
Samure explained conceptual drawings for the property will be ready in the next few months.
The school closed in 2017 when the new Kemptville Public School opened on County Road 44.
The Samure Group has made significant investments in Smiths Falls, including renovating the old high school (Collegiate Court) and taking over the County Fair Mall, now Settlers Ridge Centre.