The City of Kenora has completed a land swap with the health access centre. The city takes over the old Kenwood Hotel property in exchange for an adjacent property.
As part of the transaction, both parties exchanged $125,000 plus HST. So, there was essentially no cost to either party for the swap.
The hotel was torn down last August. After the swap, the health access centre now has a better parcel of land for its new offices.
The swap will help the city with the next phase of its downtown revitalization. This includes the realignment of First Street South.
When the work is complete, the street will run from downtown to the curling club. The next phase of downtown revitalization is expected to include the re-alignment of Matheson Street, Chipman Street and First Street South.
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