The Frontenac Board of Aldermen's final approval of Payne Homes' proposal to build 18 townhomes on property to the immediate north of our Clayton Road Church is good news for Faith Des Peres! It means the sale of approximately 1.6 acres of the parking lot at the back of the church is going to happen. It also means we will have the resources to improve and install new parking facilities at the back and front of the church. The property FDP is selling will be combined with land immediately to the north of our parking lot on which the mobile home park is located to create the three-acre site for the new residential development. Within the next few weeks, Payne Homes will create a timetable for developing final construction drawings for approval by Frontenac's architectural review board, securing necessary permits and other pre-construction work. Payne representatives tell us they hope to close on the purchase of our property early this summer.