Cosmo Can’t Get Settled: Another Change Requested at Former IC Church

The developer of the old Immaculate Conception Church on Harrison Avenue has asked for yet-another change to the project, dubbed The Cosmopolitan.

Bodwell Pines, though their attorney Marc Lacasse, said they wanted to make another change to the project – this time adding some ownership condo units and using a windowless space on the fifth floor.

The Cosmo has been through many changes over the course of the project, which has hit many bumps in the road with neighbors on issues from construction noise, to the location of a generator to the constantly-changing unit count.

Now, the project is seeking to go from 63 residential rental units, to 51 rental units and 12 condo ownership spaces. Additionally, the fifth floor has no windows, and was to be used for storage space in the current design. That has been converted to use for living space to supplement the 12 new condo units that occupy floors six and seven.

“The concept is similar to a finished basement area with no windows; only in this case it is on the fifth floor of the original church building,” wrote Lacasse.

He said they would use the spaces for a media room and fitness area in each unit.

Meanwhile, they also plan to increase the number of parking spots from 40 to 45, with the new spaces being secured at the St. James Garage – where they are already leasing 20 spots.

Written comments from city departments, public agencies, elected officials, and the general public should be submitted to Raul Duverge by Nov. 29, via email at [email protected].

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