Former Petro-Canada, CBSA site for sale

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The former Petro-Canada site on the Rotary Traffic Circle, also known as the former CBSA site, is for sale. The property went through an environmental cleanup in the fall of 2014. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The former Petro-Canada property at the Rotary Traffic Circle has been put on the market.

Kingston-based realtor Rogers & Trainor has listed the property this week, asking $650,000.

The 1.42 acre piece of land on the southeast corner of the traffic circle had been known more recently as the spot for the secondary inspection building for the Canada Border Services Agency.

The CBSA moved there shortly after relocating off Cornwall Island in the summer of 2009 during a dispute with Akwesasne over the arming of border guards.

A spokeswoman for Suncor Energy, Petro-Canada’s parent company, says the site has undergone an environmental cleanup.

In an email to Cornwall Newswatch, Nicole Fisher says a risk assessment was started in late January under the supervision of a Qualified Person for Risk Assessments (QPRA), who follows Ministry of Environment guidelines.

Backhoes were working on site in the fall of 2014, digging up the property, and preparing it for the market.

Cornwall Planning Supervisor Ken Bedford says the site at 755 Brookdale Avenue is zoned Highway Commercial, which would allow a buyer to build a single use building, such as a restaurant, bar, convenience store or motel.

Given the small size of the property (61,855 square feet) and its unusual shape, Bedford says any proposal would go through a concept planning exercise where drawings would be reviewed by the city.

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