Categorized | News

$500,000 brownfield grant considered

Grimsby’s Finance and Administration Committee withheld support for a possible $500,000 brownfield grant for Brite Developments’ project at 27 John St.

The condo project would be Phase 2 of Rise, which has had its Phase 1 at 22 John St. sell out already.

The projects are being built on lands which were formerly Grimsby Stove and Furnace. To be able to build on the site, Paul Borejsza of Brite Developments said 530 trailers of soil had to be hauled away from the site over two months and replaced with clean fill.

This was followed by two months of a compaction program to get the site up to proper grade.

“The grant is great because it can give a developer a chance to overcome major financial obstacles. It changes the financial picture,” he told the committee.

Ald. Steve Berry spoke against the proposal citing the hot real estate market, the low value of the land when acquired and speed and rate for sales on the back end.

“The demand is great. If the situation was different…but I have a hard time putting this grant on existing taxpayers,” said Berry.

Ald. John Dunstall disagreed.

“It is a stimulus we need to provide. Developers have not been knocking on the door to develop it. I would support it,” said Dunstall.

While Ald. Dave Kadwell said he wanted to see more information before making a decision, committee chair, Ald. Carolyn Mullins said it will be up to council to decide if there will be municipal support for the grant application.

About newsnow

newsnow is published Thursday each week, going to every home in West Niagara and the Winona area.
Click here to contact newsnow.

Countdown to Christmas

West Niagara Weather
7°
light rain
humidity: 100%
wind: 3m/s N
H 12 • L 11
1°
Mon
3°
Tue
7°
Wed
2°
Thu

Upcoming Community Events

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    12th Annual Elcho Christmas Bazaar

    10 AM - 3 PMElcho United Church, 6432 Elcho Rd, Wellandport
  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    7th Annual Trivia Night

    7:00 pmSt. Albans Church Parish Hall, 4341 Ontario St. Beamsville
  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Holly Lane Bazaar

    9 AM - 1 PMSt. Andrew's Anglican Church Hall, 154 Main St. W., Grimsby
  • Mon
    20
    Nov
    2017

    Living With Breast Cancer

    7 - 9 PMSt. Andrew's Anglican Church, 7 St. Andrew's Ave. Grimsby
For all Community Events, click here

November/December ClubWest now available online

Seeking Employment?

Total jobs: 581
Phoenix Intl Inc
  |  Hamilton, Ontario
 - 18 Nov 2017

Job Description Entry Level Assistant Manager, Manager, and Marketing Reps Needed for New Retail Campaign. No Degree. No Experience. We are looking for 8 individuals to train from ...

Radwell International, Inc.
  |  Hamilton, Ontario
 - 18 Nov 2017

Job Description Are you looking to move from Retail Sales and Customer Service. Then we have an opportunity for you. Our Inside Sales Representatives and Bilingual (French) Sales R...

Phoenix Intl Inc
  |  Grimsby, Ontario
 - 18 Nov 2017

Job Description. Junior Brand Marketing Consultant. Learn Marketing and Client Relations from the one who started the business. Phoenix Intl Inc , is seeking a Junior Marketing ro...

neuvoo job search jobs

Our Facebook Page

Subscribe to our newsnow posts

Enter your email address to subscribe here and receive notifications of new posts by email.

newsnow

100% Niagara owned and operated.
49 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1R3
289 235 9500
SiteLock