CORNWALL – Seeing the year that was in Cornwall, when it comes to economic development, also came with some rewards.
During the Team Cornwall Year in Review presentation Wednesday morning at Galaxy Cinemas, Economic Development Manager Mark Boileau didn’t just look at the year of commercial, residential and industrial development.
Boileau also let slip a new venture in Cornwall’s downtown and shared a few other details about new things coming online.
He told the standing-room-only crowd in the theater that a developer recently applied for a $500,000 building permit at 317 Pitt Street to build a restaurant in the former LCBO building at Pitt and Third Streets.
Boileau didn’t disclose the name of the future restaurant during his presentation.
Cornwall Planning Advisory Committee documents only refer to the owner as Baird-Payette Holdings Inc.
Planning Programs Administrator Dana McLean says it will be a family restaurant and it won’t be affiliated with a chain but no other particulars are known.
On the industrial side, Boileau said the underground work has been completed at the Loblaw distribution center site in the city’s business park.
Construction of the building should begin sometime in 2015, he said.
And for those that are tech savvy, the head of economic development shared news of a city-based app called Pingstreet, which will connect people to city services and information.