New Freedom Village land owners plan to sell parcels

One of the people who recently bought the Freedom Village USA property said he and his partner will likely sell parcels of the land.

“We will probably divide it up and sell it off,” Alvin Zimmerman said Friday.

Zimmerman, a partner in Zimmerman Construction near Penn Yan, purchased the property for $1.05 million earlier this month with Paul Jayne, a Dundee-area farmer and businessman. In a deed filed Dec. 6 in the Yates County clerk’s office, the seller was Gates Community Chapel of Rochester, also known as Freedom Village.

In August, Freedom Village — a longtime ministry and home for troubled teens — closed after a possible partnership with a Christian organization to open a South Carolina campus fell through. That came after a meeting organized by people who attended Freedom Village opposed the new campus.

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