SLIDESHOW: Historic development on a historic site

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By Nick Seebruch
SLIDESHOW: Historic development on a historic site
In 1825, Dr. Noah Dickinson built a home for his wife who unfortunately died before the house’s completion and therefore was never used as a private residence. From the time of completion until 1833, the intended dream home served as the County Courthouse.

All photos and captions are from Tri-Star Construction

CORNWALL, Ontario – Tri-Star Construction is in the process of developing the northeast corner of Pitt and Second streets. Dubbed Prime Square, the new building will be five stories and feature 44 residential units and one ground floor commercial tenant.

“I am excited to get this project underway,” said J.C. Godard, President of Tri-Star Construction in a media release. “Prime Square will be an amazing place to live – with restaurants and shopping right next door and the waterfront just a short walk away.”

Tri-Star explains that the units will be geared to address the need for affordable housing in Cornwall with rent starting at $975 a month and units ranging in size from 418 sq. ft. to 790 sq. ft.

“We have seen increased demand across our other properties and know that Prime Square apartments will be in demand,” said Godard. “At the same time, we also recognize the need to keep rents affordable and to create a positive living experience for our tenants.”

The project has received municipal support, with the City of Cornwall Brownfield program funding the remediation of the site in 2008, and more recently city Council approved a tax increment grant under the Heart of the City Community Improvement Program to facilitate development.

The project is projected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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