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Former Resolute Forest Products paint shop building, May 30, 2024. Image: Randy Thoms/Acadia Broadcasting

Another former mill building to be repurposed

By Randy Thoms May 30, 2024 | 4:20 PM

Another development is proposed for the former mill property in Fort Frances.

The BMI Group is looking to convert a former paint shop into a business development office.

It would be used by Big Grassy First Nation.

According to a letter provided to the town’s Chief Building Official and Municipal Planner, the 2,200 square-foot building would accommodate approximately ten full-time people.

It says BMI is already entering into a lease agreement with Big Grassy.

BMI is now seeing a minor variance to the zoning that would permit the conversion of the paint shop into office space.

The property owners recently received a zoning amendment on the property around a former warehouse for the development of a wellness centre.