City to counter-offer on Fairview condo development proposal

North Battleford city council has rejected one proposal for a condo development in Fairview Heights but has authorized administration to make a counter-offer.

The proposal had been from Do-All Holdings and Span West Farms for a 22-unit apartment style condominium at 2424 Buhler Avenue. They had responded to a tender by the city that closed April 30th; their bid price was $178,500 or approximately $3.15 per square foot.

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But city planner Ryan Mackrell explained administration wanted to take a closer look at the proposal and decline it, for now. Also, while only one tender was received, there have been “several inquiries” from other builders in the community.

After considering the idea in camera, council voted Monday to reject the proposal and authorize preparation of a counter-offer to the same individuals. City Manager Randy Patrick added that if a counter-offer was accepted that would have to come back to council for approval.   

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