Adding some much-needed park­ing

The Western Star - - CLOSE TO HOME -

A land sale and lease agree­ment be­tween the City of Cor­ner Brook and 78117 New­found­land and Labrador Lim­ited (for­merly Ma­jors Log­ging Ltd.) will cre­ate some much-needed park­ing in the West Street area.

The com­pany is cur­rently build­ing a mi­cro-brew­ery and bou­tique ho­tel at 55 West St., the for­mer site of The Bar­gain Shop. Dur­ing the June 17 pub­lic coun­cil meet­ing, the city ap­proved sell­ing at por­tion of the land be­hind the de­vel­op­ment to the com­pany and en­ter­ing into a lease agree­ment for an­other por­tion where 78117 would be re­spon­si­ble for con­struct­ing 22 park­ing spots off Todd Street, the area be­hind the Ul­tra­mar gas sta­tion.

The work will in­clude all sub­sur­face work, site grad­ing, retaining walls, drainage and curb work and re­lo­cat­ing the trail­head for the pro­posed Maj. Ber­tram But­ler Trail, and will be com­pleted at no cost to the city.

The com­pany will lease 12 of the park­ing spa­ces from the city for $1 per year and the city will meter the re­main­ing 10 spots. The agree­ment is for 10 years and in­cludes an op­tion for ex­ten­sion.

DIANE CROCKER/ THE WESTERN STAR

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