Binbrook poised for change

Community Sep 11, 2009 Ancaster News

Aproposed commercial development in downtown Binbrook could be a catalyst to transforming the entire character of the town, says the local councillor.

“It is important everything is done right,” said Glanbrook politician David Mitchell. “Look at the changes that could come from this.”

The city’s economic development and planning committee approved this week a zoning bylaw amendment to the city’s Official Plan, which will allow construction of three buildings that could include a possible drug store and bank at the corner of Binbrook Road West and Regional Road 56.

The plan is to construct a onestorey, 464-square metre bank, a onestorey 1,731 square-metre commercial building and another one-storey, 163-square metre retail outlet.

Carmine Nigro, of Craft Development, which is planning the development, said he has been in discussions with Toronto-Dominion Bank and Shoppers Drug Mart to locate in the buildings. The other property could include a restaurant, but Mr. Nigro said the building would house some sort of retail establishment.

Construction is expected to begin next spring and take about a year to complete, he said.

The developer has agreed to purchase a city-owned parcel of land at the southwest corner of Binbrook Road and Regional Road 56. An environmental assessment on the area required that improvements, such as widening the roads, be made to the intersection of Binbrook Road and Highway 56. The property will be placed in an “H” holding provision until the developer can purchase the remaining lands and consolidate the properties.

David McKay, of MHBC planning, who represented Mr. Nigro at the planning meeting, said to protect the surrounding residential neighbourhood located behind the property, the developer is proposing to install fencing and plant trees as a buffer. In addition, a noise study and landscape plan will be submitted to the city, he said.

“The neighbourhood will be protected,” said Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell said after spending some time in Niagara- on-the-Lake recently, he marveled at how their retail stores match the town’s architecture. He advised Mr. Nigro to copy Niagara-on-the- Lake’s example.

“It’s incredible to see that happen in Niagara-on-the- Lake,” he said. “They really do follow the character of the town. It would be great to start the same thing in Binbrook. This development will set the tone of the town.”

Politicians will vote on the committee’s motion at their Sept. 16 council meeting.

Binbrook poised for change

Community Sep 11, 2009 Ancaster News

Aproposed commercial development in downtown Binbrook could be a catalyst to transforming the entire character of the town, says the local councillor.

“It is important everything is done right,” said Glanbrook politician David Mitchell. “Look at the changes that could come from this.”

The city’s economic development and planning committee approved this week a zoning bylaw amendment to the city’s Official Plan, which will allow construction of three buildings that could include a possible drug store and bank at the corner of Binbrook Road West and Regional Road 56.

The plan is to construct a onestorey, 464-square metre bank, a onestorey 1,731 square-metre commercial building and another one-storey, 163-square metre retail outlet.

Carmine Nigro, of Craft Development, which is planning the development, said he has been in discussions with Toronto-Dominion Bank and Shoppers Drug Mart to locate in the buildings. The other property could include a restaurant, but Mr. Nigro said the building would house some sort of retail establishment.

Construction is expected to begin next spring and take about a year to complete, he said.

The developer has agreed to purchase a city-owned parcel of land at the southwest corner of Binbrook Road and Regional Road 56. An environmental assessment on the area required that improvements, such as widening the roads, be made to the intersection of Binbrook Road and Highway 56. The property will be placed in an “H” holding provision until the developer can purchase the remaining lands and consolidate the properties.

David McKay, of MHBC planning, who represented Mr. Nigro at the planning meeting, said to protect the surrounding residential neighbourhood located behind the property, the developer is proposing to install fencing and plant trees as a buffer. In addition, a noise study and landscape plan will be submitted to the city, he said.

“The neighbourhood will be protected,” said Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell said after spending some time in Niagara- on-the-Lake recently, he marveled at how their retail stores match the town’s architecture. He advised Mr. Nigro to copy Niagara-on-the- Lake’s example.

“It’s incredible to see that happen in Niagara-on-the- Lake,” he said. “They really do follow the character of the town. It would be great to start the same thing in Binbrook. This development will set the tone of the town.”

Politicians will vote on the committee’s motion at their Sept. 16 council meeting.

Binbrook poised for change

Community Sep 11, 2009 Ancaster News

Aproposed commercial development in downtown Binbrook could be a catalyst to transforming the entire character of the town, says the local councillor.

“It is important everything is done right,” said Glanbrook politician David Mitchell. “Look at the changes that could come from this.”

The city’s economic development and planning committee approved this week a zoning bylaw amendment to the city’s Official Plan, which will allow construction of three buildings that could include a possible drug store and bank at the corner of Binbrook Road West and Regional Road 56.

The plan is to construct a onestorey, 464-square metre bank, a onestorey 1,731 square-metre commercial building and another one-storey, 163-square metre retail outlet.

Carmine Nigro, of Craft Development, which is planning the development, said he has been in discussions with Toronto-Dominion Bank and Shoppers Drug Mart to locate in the buildings. The other property could include a restaurant, but Mr. Nigro said the building would house some sort of retail establishment.

Construction is expected to begin next spring and take about a year to complete, he said.

The developer has agreed to purchase a city-owned parcel of land at the southwest corner of Binbrook Road and Regional Road 56. An environmental assessment on the area required that improvements, such as widening the roads, be made to the intersection of Binbrook Road and Highway 56. The property will be placed in an “H” holding provision until the developer can purchase the remaining lands and consolidate the properties.

David McKay, of MHBC planning, who represented Mr. Nigro at the planning meeting, said to protect the surrounding residential neighbourhood located behind the property, the developer is proposing to install fencing and plant trees as a buffer. In addition, a noise study and landscape plan will be submitted to the city, he said.

“The neighbourhood will be protected,” said Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell said after spending some time in Niagara- on-the-Lake recently, he marveled at how their retail stores match the town’s architecture. He advised Mr. Nigro to copy Niagara-on-the- Lake’s example.

“It’s incredible to see that happen in Niagara-on-the- Lake,” he said. “They really do follow the character of the town. It would be great to start the same thing in Binbrook. This development will set the tone of the town.”

Politicians will vote on the committee’s motion at their Sept. 16 council meeting.