Ribbon-cutting for new downtown condo development

Ribbon-cutting for new downtown condo development
A ribbon was cut Friday to mark the new construction of a condo project adjacent to the former Si Miller Arena property.

CORNWALL, Ontario – A new development in the city core promises to add to the urban renewal under way in Cornwall.

Officials cut the ribbon on Promenade Miller, and 30-unit condo complex that will be built later this year on First Street East.

The complex is being built adjacent to the former Si Miller Arena property and proponents wanted to pay homage to old hockey rink that was home to the Cornwall Royals and Cornwall Colts during its heyday.

Jean Leger, who on behalf of Remax Cornwall will be handling the sale of the units, said the construction of the $5.5-million property means more opportunities for those looking to own their own home – especially seniors – who now have an opportunity to live close to downtown and its amenities.

“It’s urban renewal at its best,” he said. “It revitalizes the downtown core.”

The condos are being built by C.H. Clement Construction, which just wrapped up a condo build at the corner of York and Third streets in Cornwall and has another planned for the north end of McConnell Avenue near Eleventh Street.

“A lot of seniors are buying these places,” said Leger.

The condos will sell for less than $200,000 each and come with amenities like heated floors and open concept.

The condos are being built on what once occupied older buildings or open space.

Mike Gervais of C.H. Clement Construction said similar condo projects are popping up in Casselman, Hawkesbury and Rockland.

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