Welland looking to sell off vacant downtown surplus land

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Published July 22, 2022 at 11:55 am

Looking to be part of a vibrant downtown? Welland has a lot available.

If any business is looking to set up shop in downtown Welland, now’s the time to contact the city.

It seems there a surplus chunk of land at the southwest corner of Division and Cross streets that the city is offering up to an interested taker.

The lot is a 0.261-acre site and for those who don’t speak “farmer back-40,” that’s a working space of 11,369 square feet.

However, don’t expect to see condos popping up as it’s zoned Downtown Mixed-Use Centre (DMC).

Says the city, “This is an exciting opportunity for interested parties to submit an offer and concept plan to the City of Welland for the revitalization of the downtown core.”

Welland added that there are incentives available under the Downtown and Health and Wellness Cluster Community Improvement Program (CIP), purchase of the land will provide “financial incentive programs to nurture revitalization, reinforce diversity in the downtown area, and encourage strength in the health and wellness cluster.”

The seven incentive programs available through the Downtown and Health and Wellness Cluster and Brownfield CIP’s include:

• Urban Design Study Grant
• Facade Improvement Grant
• Building Improvement Grant
• Residential Grant
• Tax Increment Grant (TIG)
• Planning and Building Fees
• Development Charge Reduction Program
• ESA Grant under the Brownfield CIP

Potential business-people looking for a Welland downtown lot will find more information on the city’s website under the Surplus Land page this coming Monday (July 25).

Interested parties are required to submit a concept plan with their offer to the City of Welland economic development office, no later than 4 p.m. on September 30.

Anyone interested who has questions can contact Welland Economic Development Manager Lina DeChellis at: [email protected].

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