Former gas station on north west corner of Thomas St. and Belleville Road. It’s rented from time to time but no one wants to buy it.
Our brownfield sites – the holes in our downtown.
“Brownfield” is a term used by the urban planning industry to describe land which may possibly have been contaminated with hazardous waste or pollution. Many are former gas stations. Such properties are shunned by developers even if there is no evidence of pollution. Environmental regulations require an owner who wishes to develop a former gas station to spend enormous amounts of money studying, testing and remediating these sites, even if no contamination is found. However, there seems to be no penalty
Like many small municipalities in Ontario, Napanee has a variety of Brownfields, mostly former gas stations which are a blight on our downtown.
Ontario does have a brownfield program which contributes modest amounts towards cleanup. So do many municipalities including Kingston.
69 Dundas E. It’s for sale. It has been for years.
63 Dundas E. It’s for sale too…
117-125 Dundas E.
It’s for sale too. It would make a great public parking lot for up to 60 cars with minimal remediation.
And the holes in our hamlets…
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