Three businesses within Quinte West will have a new home now that the municipality is moving forward with $1.7 million in renovations to the former public works yard in Trenton.
On Monday night, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services Chris Angelo provided a report to council recommending the 30 Pelham Street site be re-purposed to house Quinte Access, Quinte Waste Solutions and the Trenton Food Bank.
Council approved a series of recommendations within the report and agreed to begin the interior renovations to accommodate the food bank to get them reallocated into their new facility by the end of 2017.
Angelo explained the project is taking the existing building and rejuvenating it to accommodate the three needs.
He added the three party partnership will also benefit the city because it’s next to the community gardens.
Staff is also developing an agreement with Quinte Waste Solutions for use of part of the site as a household hazardous waste depot.
Mayor Jim Harrison says is pleased to see the Pelham Street project move forward as he put the need to consolidate the public works facility on the table in 1999.
An open house for the new consolidated public works yard at 177 North Murray Street in the Industrial Park is to take place in a few weeks.