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Councillor optimistic for O’Leary strip mall

O'Leary Town Councillor Blake Adams thinks the town is close to signing lease agreements with perspective tenants for a strip mall the municipality wants to build.
O'Leary Town Councillor Blake Adams thinks the town is close to signing lease agreements with perspective tenants for a strip mall the municipality wants to build. - File photo

Hopes to have signed leases by next month

O’LEARY

The design work and the costing have been completed for a strip mall O’Leary Town Council is hoping to develop.

What’s needed next, says Blake Adams, councillor responsible for development, is signed leases from interested tenants. “The interest is absolutely there, but nobody has signed yet,” Adams said during an interview on Friday. He had brought council up-to-date during their monthly meeting on Thursday. “It’s moving forward,” he assured fellow councillors.

One lease agreement has already been sent out for signatures and another is ready to go. “I’m really hopeful, within a month, the leases will be signed,” he said. Council is hoping for three tenants.

The strip mall has been proposed for town-owned land next to Home Hardware on Main Street. Adams said a survey has been undertaken to insure the proposed design will fit within the property’s boundaries and he confirmed it fits.

Council is also continuing to work on plans for a subdivision in the town-owned former Pate property. Adams reported efforts are still underway to complete a water management plan for the property before the first phase of the subdivision plan can get started.

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