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Development planned near Niverville Shell

By: Dave Baxter

Posted: 06/10/2018 8:25 AM

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Niverville council has handed a conditional use permit to a developer who plans to build a large new retail complex on the west side of town.

On Tuesday morning, representatives from West Side Properties Inc. gave an overview of their plans for the project at a public hearing before Niverville council.

The representatives said they plan to build a retail complex at 40 Drovers Run, near the existing Shell and Tim Hortons building.

Once completed, the project would offer a total of approximately 30,000 square feet of leasable space for both an anchor tenant and a franchise restaurant with a drive-thru.

The developer stated that because they do not yet have any lease agreement signed, they are still waiting before they make any announcements on what businesses, organizations, or franchises could be setting up shop in the facility.

Phase 1 of the project is expected to be about 12,000 square feet, and West Side Properties now hopes to get construction underway in the next two to three weeks.

The developer said they plan to have a "similar look and feel" to the nearby Shell and Tim Hortons.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Niverville council voted to give the developer a conditional use for the project. A rezoning for the commercial lot was not required.

The conditional use states the developer must now enter into a development agreement with the Town of Niverville, and apply for a variation if required.

Mayor Myron Dyck said designs shown to council suggest the development could be a mix of conjoined and standalone buildings.

Dyck added he and council support the developer in their plans for the community.

"Whether it is industrial, residential, or commercial, our goal is to manage growth so we are always excited when people want to invest in our community," he said.

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