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Public invited to condo meeting


The public is invited to a second meeting Thursday night to discuss a condominium project, initiated by the Town of Fort Frances, along the waterfront.

The town and Winnipeg developer Penn-Co Construction will present prospective buyers with more detailed information about the proposed 36-unit development at the Civic Centre at 7 p.m.

At the first meeting, 46 people showed interest in the project and submitted suggestion forms which indicated their preference for the condos designs.

Tonight’s meeting will present more details as well as to begin pinning down interested buyers.

“At least the interest is there subject to a lot of details,” noted CAO Bill Naturkach. “Now we’ll present the details. We will be presenting the analysis of the forms that were returned to us expressing interest.

“The meeting is for people who are curious,” he added. “Condominiums in Fort Frances is new but it isn’t elsewhere and some don’t understand the reality.

“It’s owning your own home only it’s collectively. Some people think it’s like an apartment but it’s not,” he stressed.

Architects also will be on hand for Thursday’s meeting to present detailed plans and costs as well as answer questions.

The proposed three-storey building would be built on the corner of Front Street and Crowe Avenue, and is part of the town’s waterfront development strategy.

As part of the requirement for government funding through the Ontario Heritage Fund, the town must have some private development along the waterfront such as the condominium project.

(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)

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