As part of a land swap agreement with Sudbury’s Catholic school board, the city is creating a public park off Robinson Drive, the former location of Corpus Christi school.
As part of a rezoning approved Jan. 14 by the planning committee, the park will be located behind five residential lots being proposed for the area. Residents will be able to access the park through a corridor on Robinson Drive.
The city received the land late last year as part of an exchange with the Catholic school board. The city gave up land on Frood Road, which will be used for the new St. David School the board is building in the Donovan.
The exchange was mildly controversial because the Frood Road land was part of city’s original regreening efforts. The city received land on Robison Drive in exchange, where Corpus Christi was located.
The city’s rezoning application includes plans for demolishing the old school. After the school comes down, five residential lots will be created in front, with about 1.8 hectares of the 2.7-hectare property to be used as parkland. Access to the park would be provided through a corridor on Robinson.