VENTNOR - Holy Trinity Parish is requesting to turn the site of the former St. James School into single-family homes.

In their application to the Ventnor Planning Board, the Camden Diocese is requesting the approximately 19,000- square-foot property on Newport Avenue be subdivided into seven lots for single-family housing.

Six would be 35-by-72.5 feet, attorney Christopher Baylinson said, while a seventh would be 51-by-72.5 feet to correspond with a neighboring lot.

The property is already zoned residential, Baylinson said.

He added that there is no developer lined up for any construction.

The application is scheduled to be heard at the June 12 Planning Board meeting at Ventnor City Hall.

The K-8 school closed in June 2011 after spending five years as the Holy Family School after the 2008 merger of Blessed Sacrament School in Margate and St. James in Ventnor.

The parish cited the school's low enrollment of 92 students and a $172,000 deficit.

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