Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church extended

The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and Church Square Partners have agreed to extend the closing date for the sale of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St., according to HSTF spokesperson Pat Gray.

“Everything is proceeding as it should and we look forward to purchasing the church in a few months,” said Gray in an email to the Gazette.

HSTF entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy the church building in early July from the Church Square Partners, which is a partnership between the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and New Atlantic Development. A purchase-and-sale agreement typically lasts 120 days and allows the parties to vet the deal.

JPNDC and New Atlantic Development bought the Blessed Sacrament Church campus in 2005 and had planned to turn the church into condos. HSTF has said it will use the church building for community space.

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