Significant parishes and properties for sale
Our Lady of Mercy
23 Oakwood, 15 Lawndale, and 401 Belmont streets, Belmont
ASSESSMENT: $4.975 million
COMMENTS: The Town of Belmont pays $75,000 a year to use the Our Lady of Mercy parish center and parking lot on Oakwood Street for the Belmont Senior Center. Town Administrator Mel Kleckner said the archdiocese has a lease with the town through 2006 that cannot be broken by a transfer of ownership. The town has used the building as a senior center since 1998 and under the conditions of the lease, will receive $50,000 if its sold to someone else, Kleckner said. Since the three Our Lady of Mercy properties are surrounded by homes, a residential reuse would be most desirable, he said. The town is willing to engage with any potential developers to ensure that whatever goes in is in the best interest of the town, Kleckner said.
(Globe Staff Photo / Wendy Maeda)