Posted by Phil Andrews
City staff is recommending approval of a request to extend up to $1.7 million in property tax relief to a firm seeking to rehabilitate the brownfield site at 148 Macdonell St.
Yep, that's the lot where another company is looking to build an 18-storey condo tower.
Our editorial position has consistently been that the incentive program to rehab brownfield sites in the municipality is good. That's still the newspaper's position.
This request is sure to have locals raise the question of whether this work would proceed without the proposed tax help. Fair question.