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Charlottetown demolishes house to improve visibility at intersection

Workers clean up some debris from the demolition of a home at the corner of Queen and Pond Streets, which was purchased by the City of Charlottetown earlier this year.
Workers clean up some debris from the demolition of a home at the corner of Queen and Pond Streets, which was purchased by the City of Charlottetown earlier this year. - Mitch MacDonald

A home at the corner of Queen and Pond Streets is now gone for good.

Workers demolished the building on Labour Day.

The building was purchased by the City of Charlottetown earlier this year.
Council voted to purchase the building with plans to demolish it in order to improve sightlines at the intersection.

The house had been a sore spot for area residents and Coun. Mitch Tweel, who called for the home’s removal based on a previous traffic report from 2011 that made the recommendation.

The future of the lot is still up in the air with possible options including affordable housing, green space or leaving it vacant.

Tweel said he would now like to see utility poles removed and a sidewalk installed in the area. As for the lot's future, Tweel said he felt it would be too small to support a building or apartment complex especially after just demolishing a building on the lot.

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