City fielding questions from potential distribution centre suitors

City fielding questions from potential distribution centre suitors

CORNWALL, Ontario – The city is fielding multiple inquiries concerning a massive building in the industrial park that will soon sit empty.

The Eleven Points Logistics property, which houses a Target distribution centre that is slated for closure, is the focal point of a number of questions being received from a number of potential suitors at a variety of city departments including taxation and economic development.

“We were not quite sure what our role might be…because this is not a familiar process. This is a bid process,” said economic development manager Mark Boileau, who added municipal representatives have been in touch with Target to facilitate discussion concerning the property. “We’re happy to see we’re receiving questions.”

Coun. Bernadette Clement was happy to hear debate is taking place.

“As long as we’re giving out information and people are asking, that is hopeful,” she said.

Earlier this year Target announced it would be pulling out of Canada, which included the closure of the Cornwall distribution centre and the elimination of hundreds of jobs.

“There are questions coming to various departments within the city regarding the property,” said Boileau. “So that is a good sign. It doesn’t mean someone is going to be bidding on the building…but we’re getting all the right questions.

“We’re not playing a traditional marketing role….but the information is out there for everyone.”

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