Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro won't need conservation permit

News Apr 16, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire will not need a permit from the Hamilton Conservation Authority for its proposed retrofit of the Metro grocery store at University Plaza, and the addition of an auto service centre.

The company applied to the City of Hamilton for site plan approval on Feb. 7 to permit the conversion, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has the permission of owner RioCan. In a letter to the city, Canadian Tire confirmed it is taking over Metro’s lease, but all involved parties have been silent since and declined to comment.

Conservation authority deputy chief administrator Scott Peck said last week the application doesn’t include any new construction next to Ancaster Creek, and no increase in impervious surfaces.

“As such, the HCA has no requirements relating to the proposal and a permit from the HCA is not required,” Peck stated in an email.

The application includes a 676-square-foot addition into the existing parking lot between Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart for an automobile service centre.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, plans to build a two-storey, 1,500-square-metre motor vehicle repair garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler Dr., just steps away from the company’s existing location at University Plaza.

Planning staff circulated Canadian Tire's application to other city departments and outside agencies, including the Hamilton Conservation Authority, on Feb. 13. They requested comments be submitted by March 6 to be included in an eventual report to the city’s planning committee.

Because the application is for site plan approval, there is no public meeting, but a staff report is expected to go to city councillors.


Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro won't need conservation permit

Parties silent since site plan application in February

News Apr 16, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire will not need a permit from the Hamilton Conservation Authority for its proposed retrofit of the Metro grocery store at University Plaza, and the addition of an auto service centre.

The company applied to the City of Hamilton for site plan approval on Feb. 7 to permit the conversion, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has the permission of owner RioCan. In a letter to the city, Canadian Tire confirmed it is taking over Metro’s lease, but all involved parties have been silent since and declined to comment.

Conservation authority deputy chief administrator Scott Peck said last week the application doesn’t include any new construction next to Ancaster Creek, and no increase in impervious surfaces.

“As such, the HCA has no requirements relating to the proposal and a permit from the HCA is not required,” Peck stated in an email.

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The application includes a 676-square-foot addition into the existing parking lot between Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart for an automobile service centre.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, plans to build a two-storey, 1,500-square-metre motor vehicle repair garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler Dr., just steps away from the company’s existing location at University Plaza.

Planning staff circulated Canadian Tire's application to other city departments and outside agencies, including the Hamilton Conservation Authority, on Feb. 13. They requested comments be submitted by March 6 to be included in an eventual report to the city’s planning committee.

Because the application is for site plan approval, there is no public meeting, but a staff report is expected to go to city councillors.


Dundas Canadian Tire conversion of Metro won't need conservation permit

Parties silent since site plan application in February

News Apr 16, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Canadian Tire will not need a permit from the Hamilton Conservation Authority for its proposed retrofit of the Metro grocery store at University Plaza, and the addition of an auto service centre.

The company applied to the City of Hamilton for site plan approval on Feb. 7 to permit the conversion, noting it does not own the property at 119 Osler Dr., but has the permission of owner RioCan. In a letter to the city, Canadian Tire confirmed it is taking over Metro’s lease, but all involved parties have been silent since and declined to comment.

Conservation authority deputy chief administrator Scott Peck said last week the application doesn’t include any new construction next to Ancaster Creek, and no increase in impervious surfaces.

“As such, the HCA has no requirements relating to the proposal and a permit from the HCA is not required,” Peck stated in an email.

Related Content

The application includes a 676-square-foot addition into the existing parking lot between Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart for an automobile service centre.

Benson Group, owners of Beverly Tire & Auto, plans to build a two-storey, 1,500-square-metre motor vehicle repair garage with eight service bays at 89 Osler Dr., just steps away from the company’s existing location at University Plaza.

Planning staff circulated Canadian Tire's application to other city departments and outside agencies, including the Hamilton Conservation Authority, on Feb. 13. They requested comments be submitted by March 6 to be included in an eventual report to the city’s planning committee.

Because the application is for site plan approval, there is no public meeting, but a staff report is expected to go to city councillors.