May 29, 2023


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Hotel project kicks off busy construction season

MARATHON, ONT. — Construction this spring on a downtown Marathon resort is predicted to kick off a major constructing growth in the city slated to contain a waterfront condominium sophisticated and a $7.7-million general public works facility.

“It’s a excellent time to be a member of our municipal workforce, to see all these wonderful factors happening,” Mayor Rick Dumas said Friday.

City council is to make a decision at Monday’s meeting regardless of whether to promote two vacant Peninsula Street heaps for $100,000 to make way for a two-storey, 53-place Travelodge hotel.

A new Tim Hortons outlet went up on the similar block previous fall, throughout from the Superior Place outdoor shopping mall.

The resort project’s proponent, Cochrane-based mostly CGV Developments, has explained to the municipality it desires to commence constructing in April, with a watch to have the project’s to start with section done by July.

CGV is the exact same business that created Marathon’s new seniors residences and golf-study course clubhouse.

The estimated charge of the resort undertaking was not right away out there Friday. A three-storey hotel to be constructed in Hornepayne this yr by another firm has been pegged at $7.6 million.

While the prepare for the Marathon hotel was not sought by the municipality, Dumas has previously advocated for supplemental accommodation alternatives. The town’s existing motels collectively provide about 125 rooms. The town also has a summer time campground, but it is typically total.

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Expert services, which is guiding the new Marathon waterfront apartment elaborate, said it may launch a lot more facts about that 30-unit setting up in a number of weeks.

Meanwhile, Marathon chief administrator Daryl Skworchinski mentioned the municipality is “confident” design on a new 16,000-sq.-foot community works garage can commence this drop.

If accepted by council, the metal composition will be created at the town’s present public performs good deal on Penn Lake Street, placing all divisions under one roof, which include servicing and mechanical retailers.

“A new facility would be additional cost-effective to function, increase in general productiveness and require significantly less maintenance and repairs,” a town management report reported.

The report claimed the municipality could search for to fork out off the facility in 20-30 many years, based on what financing alternatives are picked.

Carl Clutchey, Nearby Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Chronicle-Journal