(Cruise ship docked at Long Wharf - photo courtesy Saint John Port Authority)
Irving Oil's proposed 30 million dollar headquarters on Long Wharf is one step closer to reality.
The federal minister of Transport and Infrastructure has given approval for the Saint John Port Authority to lease and develop the wharf.
Saint John MP Rodney Weston tells CHSJ News the land is now open for an agreement to be finalized between the city, the port authority and Irving Oil.
Irving is buying the former Lantic Sugar property from the city for just over a million dollars as part of a land swap with the Port Authority for property at Long Wharf where the company wants to construct a new office and cruise ship complex.