Beverly Tire buys nearby service station

News May 22, 2015 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An existing Dundas auto service centre may expand onto a nearby site once owned by a competitor.

The former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Drive was purchased by Beverly Tire parent company Benson Group of Cornwall in December 2014. A Beverly Tire service centre currently operates next door to the site at University Plaza.

Martin Benson, president of Benson Group, and Jacques O. Leduc, General Counsel at Benson Group, did not respond by deadline to requests for comment on the company’s plans for the property.

But in September 2014, there was a formal consultation with city staff regarding the possible construction of a one or two story automotive service at 89 Osler Dr. with eight service bays, a showroom and warehouse. The consultation included 14 parking spaces, fewer than required under Hamilton’s Official Plan.

That service centre proposal would fit within the property’s current zoning – but Edward John of the city’s planning division said it would need site plan approval and probably some variances in order to be approved.

But John said formal consultation is a precursor to any planning application, and doesn’t mean that is the proposal the owner will move forward with.

The city had not received any site plan application for 89 Osler Dr. as of last Thursday.

The previous auto service centre on the property was demolished under a demolition permit apparently issued sometime in 2014, but Hamilton’s chief building official Ed Vanderwindt said no details on the demolition are available due to privacy. He also said he isn’t aware of any building permit application, but that such an application would be propriety in nature and remains confidential between the applicant and the City. 

“One can appreciate that it's important to a competitive retail chain to keep their application under wraps until they are ready to build,” Vanderwindt said.

Shawn Mackenzie, a Beverly Tire general manager, said in November 2014 the existing University Plaza location “was recently purchased by Rio Can.”

Rio Can owns part of the University Plaza shopping centre, and leases space to major tenants in the north section of the plaza including East Side Mario’s, the LCBO, TD Canada Trust and Metro.  Ivanhoe Cambridge owns the south side of the plaza.

Beverly Tire buys nearby service station

Plaza location could expand on new site

News May 22, 2015 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An existing Dundas auto service centre may expand onto a nearby site once owned by a competitor.

The former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Drive was purchased by Beverly Tire parent company Benson Group of Cornwall in December 2014. A Beverly Tire service centre currently operates next door to the site at University Plaza.

Martin Benson, president of Benson Group, and Jacques O. Leduc, General Counsel at Benson Group, did not respond by deadline to requests for comment on the company’s plans for the property.

But in September 2014, there was a formal consultation with city staff regarding the possible construction of a one or two story automotive service at 89 Osler Dr. with eight service bays, a showroom and warehouse. The consultation included 14 parking spaces, fewer than required under Hamilton’s Official Plan.

That service centre proposal would fit within the property’s current zoning – but Edward John of the city’s planning division said it would need site plan approval and probably some variances in order to be approved.

But John said formal consultation is a precursor to any planning application, and doesn’t mean that is the proposal the owner will move forward with.

The city had not received any site plan application for 89 Osler Dr. as of last Thursday.

The previous auto service centre on the property was demolished under a demolition permit apparently issued sometime in 2014, but Hamilton’s chief building official Ed Vanderwindt said no details on the demolition are available due to privacy. He also said he isn’t aware of any building permit application, but that such an application would be propriety in nature and remains confidential between the applicant and the City. 

“One can appreciate that it's important to a competitive retail chain to keep their application under wraps until they are ready to build,” Vanderwindt said.

Shawn Mackenzie, a Beverly Tire general manager, said in November 2014 the existing University Plaza location “was recently purchased by Rio Can.”

Rio Can owns part of the University Plaza shopping centre, and leases space to major tenants in the north section of the plaza including East Side Mario’s, the LCBO, TD Canada Trust and Metro.  Ivanhoe Cambridge owns the south side of the plaza.

Beverly Tire buys nearby service station

Plaza location could expand on new site

News May 22, 2015 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An existing Dundas auto service centre may expand onto a nearby site once owned by a competitor.

The former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Drive was purchased by Beverly Tire parent company Benson Group of Cornwall in December 2014. A Beverly Tire service centre currently operates next door to the site at University Plaza.

Martin Benson, president of Benson Group, and Jacques O. Leduc, General Counsel at Benson Group, did not respond by deadline to requests for comment on the company’s plans for the property.

But in September 2014, there was a formal consultation with city staff regarding the possible construction of a one or two story automotive service at 89 Osler Dr. with eight service bays, a showroom and warehouse. The consultation included 14 parking spaces, fewer than required under Hamilton’s Official Plan.

That service centre proposal would fit within the property’s current zoning – but Edward John of the city’s planning division said it would need site plan approval and probably some variances in order to be approved.

But John said formal consultation is a precursor to any planning application, and doesn’t mean that is the proposal the owner will move forward with.

The city had not received any site plan application for 89 Osler Dr. as of last Thursday.

The previous auto service centre on the property was demolished under a demolition permit apparently issued sometime in 2014, but Hamilton’s chief building official Ed Vanderwindt said no details on the demolition are available due to privacy. He also said he isn’t aware of any building permit application, but that such an application would be propriety in nature and remains confidential between the applicant and the City. 

“One can appreciate that it's important to a competitive retail chain to keep their application under wraps until they are ready to build,” Vanderwindt said.

Shawn Mackenzie, a Beverly Tire general manager, said in November 2014 the existing University Plaza location “was recently purchased by Rio Can.”

Rio Can owns part of the University Plaza shopping centre, and leases space to major tenants in the north section of the plaza including East Side Mario’s, the LCBO, TD Canada Trust and Metro.  Ivanhoe Cambridge owns the south side of the plaza.