An architectural rendering of ONE Neighborhood Builders’ hopes for the future of St. Patrick’s Church in Cumberland.

Valley Breeze Staff Writer

CUMBERLAND – The local nonprofit ONE Neighborhood Builders has announced plans for “The Sanctuary at Valley Falls,” an adaptive reuse of the former St. Patrick’s Church and rectory on Broad Street in Cumberland.

They’re looking to develop the church building into 21 apartments, and to raze the existing rectory to the basement level, where they’d add a new structure with an additional 12 apartments.

In addition, they’re proposing nine new townhouses along Broad Street for a total of 42 new residential units, “ensuring the residential neighborhood character of the corridor is preserved.”

The apartments and townhouses would be deed-restricted as affordable housing, available to households earning up to 60 percent of the area’s median income, or $52,900 for a family of four. Twelve units will be reserved for seniors.

ONE’s director of real estate and general counsel, Milton Baxter, joined architect Michael Abbott of Newport Collaborative Architecture at Cumberland Town Hall on April 7 to discuss their vision and garner feedback.