Over half of Dominion Place condos spoken for: developer

A woman talks to construction workers at the Dominion Place site April 16, 2015 as they take down the murals. Construction is expected to start very soon on large-scale condos with ground floor commercial space. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The developer of a luxury downtown condo building is assuring the city all the units will be sold by the time it’s built.

Ron Chenier of Dominion Place told the Planning Advisory Committee Monday night that half of the 18 larger-sized condos have either reserves on them or they’re sold.

He says all of the condo units at Pitt and Second Streets will be sold by completion of construction in spring of 2016.

“They picked up their permit and they have permission to start building,” Planning Coordinator Dana McLean told PAC. “They removed the fencing with the mural and put up the construction hoarding as well,” she said.

“This feels like a hallelujah moment,” Coun. Bernadette Clement noted.

As for the future of the mural fencing, Heart of the City head Denis Carr says he’s been “inundated with requests for parts of the fence” but no decisions have been made.

A number of councillors were somewhat relieved the project that has been in the works since a downtown office building project went under during the 2008 recession.

“People have been waiting with baited breath…it (will) bring people downtown,” Coun. Claude McIntosh said of the project.

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