The City of Estevan will be levelling the old Kal Tire lot ahead of posting it for sale as the downtown revitalization project continues.

The City and the Business Improvement District committee secured the lots, previously occupied by Kal Tire, in January.

"Now that we own the property, and we've levelled it, it will give us the opportunity to decide which business would be best suited to go in there with downtown revitalization," said Mayor Roy Ludwig. "With this downtown revitalization, that space is right next to downtown, so we want something that will fit with the revitalization plan."

Ludwig said he's not sure what kind of business that could be, but mentioned that office space could be a good fit.

"In discussions with [George] Harris, who we're collaborating with, his company, with the downtown revitalization, and of course with feedback from our community, once this is all levelled and ready to go, then we will open it up for opportunities for businesses in there," said Ludwig

Bidding will open for the purchase of the property. Ludwig said it will be council's decision to approve something that would complement the downtown core.

The Kal Tire lots were part of a bulk-package purchase that also included the brown brick building circled in the photo below, and the white storage building, also circled.

BID president Barry O'Handley said they do not currently have plans for either of those structures.

Ludwig said the City shared the $420,000 to purchase the bulk package - including two buildings, a house, and six lots - with BID. 

A photo of the scene of construction