Port Lands could see community use this summer

Nick Laurin
Port Lands could see community use this summer

CORNWALL, ON – ACCPathways, the managing organizations of the Port Lands project issued an update their week on the development of the former Cornwall Harboursite that is co-owned by the City of Cornwall and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.

ACCFutures announced that in addition to preparing to conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, the Co-Owners Committee is also exploring the possibility of developing community uses for the Port Lands this summer.

Co-Owners also announced that the Project Management contract with ACCPathways has been renewed for an additional 2-year period.

“It has been a pleasure working with ACCPathways. They do an excellent job representing both parties. This project has come a long way, and we have addressed many important and complicated issues. We are a long way away from where we started,’ said Chief Edward Roundpoint, Director, Akwesasne Harbour Development Corporation, and member of the Co-Owners Committee.

Some of the developments already made to the Port Lands site are: an artwork contest that could be used for future signage at the Port Lands, the successful demolition of the Cornwall warehouse, and the installation of armour stones to protect newly seeded areas.

ACCPathways also conducted a public survey asking residents what they would like to see developed at the Port Lands.

The items that the community are the most interested in adding to the Port Lands development are:

  • Walking and biking paths
  • Restaurants/Bars
  • Public market space
  • Outdoor event space
  • Retail/shopping
  • Public docking and boat access
  • Fishing Piers

For more information and updates on the Port Lands, visit www.theportlands.org, or contact info@theportlands.org.

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