New Development Approved in Downtown Windsor

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A grant application has been approved for a new development near downtown Windsor.

The city's Development Standing Committee has approved a near $74,000 grant over five-years.

The grant under the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will allow an addition to an existing building in a vacant lot at the corner of Wyandotte St. W. and Church St.

Ward 7 councillor Irek Kusmierczyk calls it a good news story for the city and neighbourhood.

"We're seeing a lot of these applications coming forward, new development, in-fill development especially in our downtown area and it's most welcomed. So we're excited to be working with this applicant to bring a new building, bring some new life to what was a vacant lot," he says.

Kusmierczyk says the applicant does not have tenants lined up for the addition but plans to move forward.

"It's a positive development none the less and I'm sure they'll be able to find tenants for that building once it comes up and, again, it's a busy street, it's a main thoroughfare," he says. "It's in the downtown area, so again a lot of positives here."

The applicant also plans to submit a facade improvement grant application for the existing building, currently a pharmacy and walk-in clinic.

The issue now heads to city council for final approval.