Dundas auto service garage proposal gets variances

News Jun 30, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Hamilton's committee of adjustment has approved three minor variances for a new two-storey, eight-service bay auto repair garage on Osler Drive in Dundas.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, applied to the City of Hamilton to build a 1,500-square-metre garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler, steps away from the company’s much smaller existing location on the former site of competitor Delta Auto. The proposal still needs site plan approval.

Last week, Beverly Tire general manager Shawn Mackenzie couldn’t say if the existing location next door at the north end of University Plaza would continue to operate or be shut down.

“Nothing to report at this time,” Mackenzie stated in an email.

The development proposal received three minor variances, including dropping a parking requirement from 49 to 23 parking spaces, and permitting two parking spaces in the required front yard.

The property is located behind homes on the north end of Tweedsmuir Avenue.

At least three Tweedsmuir residents raised several concerns about the proposal, including having the service bays facing their properties instead of Osler Street, the impact of an eight-metre high sign, and lighting, noise, and emissions issues. One resident noted he recognized the site would eventually be redeveloped with another garage, but had concerns about the proposed design of the structure and its configuration on the property.

Mackenzie said Friday morning there were "no changes at this time".

According to the site plan, an existing entrance from Osler will be removed and replaced with a landscape strip, and a new entrance — with new depressed sidewalk — will be created just east of the old entrance. Site plan drawings indicate the proposed structure will stretch east-west along the Osler frontage, with parking spaces behind it.

The site plan also states: “Parking lot to be illuminated to minimum required levels” with at least two different types of lights.

Cambridge-based Benson Group bought the former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Dr. in December 2014. Three months earlier, the company participated in a formal consultation with city planning staff regarding a possible eight-bay service centre with a warehouse and showroom.

Dundas auto service garage proposal gets variances

Beverly Tire hopes to build larger facility next to existing location

News Jun 30, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Hamilton's committee of adjustment has approved three minor variances for a new two-storey, eight-service bay auto repair garage on Osler Drive in Dundas.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, applied to the City of Hamilton to build a 1,500-square-metre garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler, steps away from the company’s much smaller existing location on the former site of competitor Delta Auto. The proposal still needs site plan approval.

Last week, Beverly Tire general manager Shawn Mackenzie couldn’t say if the existing location next door at the north end of University Plaza would continue to operate or be shut down.

“Nothing to report at this time,” Mackenzie stated in an email.

The development proposal received three minor variances, including dropping a parking requirement from 49 to 23 parking spaces, and permitting two parking spaces in the required front yard.

The property is located behind homes on the north end of Tweedsmuir Avenue.

At least three Tweedsmuir residents raised several concerns about the proposal, including having the service bays facing their properties instead of Osler Street, the impact of an eight-metre high sign, and lighting, noise, and emissions issues. One resident noted he recognized the site would eventually be redeveloped with another garage, but had concerns about the proposed design of the structure and its configuration on the property.

Mackenzie said Friday morning there were "no changes at this time".

According to the site plan, an existing entrance from Osler will be removed and replaced with a landscape strip, and a new entrance — with new depressed sidewalk — will be created just east of the old entrance. Site plan drawings indicate the proposed structure will stretch east-west along the Osler frontage, with parking spaces behind it.

The site plan also states: “Parking lot to be illuminated to minimum required levels” with at least two different types of lights.

Cambridge-based Benson Group bought the former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Dr. in December 2014. Three months earlier, the company participated in a formal consultation with city planning staff regarding a possible eight-bay service centre with a warehouse and showroom.

Dundas auto service garage proposal gets variances

Beverly Tire hopes to build larger facility next to existing location

News Jun 30, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Hamilton's committee of adjustment has approved three minor variances for a new two-storey, eight-service bay auto repair garage on Osler Drive in Dundas.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, applied to the City of Hamilton to build a 1,500-square-metre garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler, steps away from the company’s much smaller existing location on the former site of competitor Delta Auto. The proposal still needs site plan approval.

Last week, Beverly Tire general manager Shawn Mackenzie couldn’t say if the existing location next door at the north end of University Plaza would continue to operate or be shut down.

“Nothing to report at this time,” Mackenzie stated in an email.

The development proposal received three minor variances, including dropping a parking requirement from 49 to 23 parking spaces, and permitting two parking spaces in the required front yard.

The property is located behind homes on the north end of Tweedsmuir Avenue.

At least three Tweedsmuir residents raised several concerns about the proposal, including having the service bays facing their properties instead of Osler Street, the impact of an eight-metre high sign, and lighting, noise, and emissions issues. One resident noted he recognized the site would eventually be redeveloped with another garage, but had concerns about the proposed design of the structure and its configuration on the property.

Mackenzie said Friday morning there were "no changes at this time".

According to the site plan, an existing entrance from Osler will be removed and replaced with a landscape strip, and a new entrance — with new depressed sidewalk — will be created just east of the old entrance. Site plan drawings indicate the proposed structure will stretch east-west along the Osler frontage, with parking spaces behind it.

The site plan also states: “Parking lot to be illuminated to minimum required levels” with at least two different types of lights.

Cambridge-based Benson Group bought the former Delta Auto Service at 89 Osler Dr. in December 2014. Three months earlier, the company participated in a formal consultation with city planning staff regarding a possible eight-bay service centre with a warehouse and showroom.