In March of 2017, Sobeys showed the public their plans for expansion of the Foodland Supermarket. They want a new enlarged store and the required public meeting and re-zoning approval happened last year. The Site Plan is now with the Planning Department. Changes from the public meeting have been incorporated and Council will be asked to approve a Development agreement at their next Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday March 26. At the same meeting, the developer of the Cedar Shore Estates property on King Street West (near Monk’s Cove) is asking for a subdivision agreement so the building of 14 homes can proceed. This was first discussed in 2015 when the property was up for sale at an asking price of $1.5M (see links below).
At the public meeting and in the Planning & Sustainability Advisory Committee, there were concerns raised about the entrance and exit so the plan was modified. The new plan eliminates all existing entrances/exits and replaces them with one at the south end onto Division and another onto Patterson Street where there are lights controlling access to Division Street. At right is an updated simplified site plan.
It seems the store will still be called Foodland, not Sobey’s. The Site plan also confirms that “similar to the re-development of the No Frills supermarket, the redevelopment of the Sobeys site will be implemented in Stages. The existing supermarket will remain open while the new store is being constructed at the north end of the site. Detailed staging plans have been submitted to illustrate how the site will function during construction to ensure safety of customers and workers.” See links below for details.
Cedar Shore Estates
This project started in 2015 with an application for re-zoning and a public meeting. The re-zoning was approved in July 2016 and now the developer has submitted a site plan for approval. The development has “fifteen (15) residential lots, one of which will be maintained by the existing historical residential building (photo at right) and coach house building. The remaining fourteen (14) lots will be improved by single detached residential dwellings.”
To provide for a future waterfront trail along the lakeshore (per the official plan – as yet not published), 1.12 acres will be conveyed to the Town for use as a public park and trail. This will connect to Monk’s Cove.
The building of houses will be subject to “Architectural Control Guidelines” to preserve the Heritage character of the neighbourhood. The implication is that houses will not all be designed or built by the same developer. It’s expected to be a “high quality residential environment”. The developer plans to preserve “a significant number of existing tree resources” and although some will be removed, “tree removals are recommended to occur outside of the recognized active bird nesting periods between approx. May and August.” Provision will also be made to preserve bat habitats.
The developer has agreed to repair the damaged Lake Ontario shoreline along the subdivision frontage to pre-existing conditions (pre 2017 erosion).
It looks like Cedar Shore Estates will be a plus for the high end housing market in Cobourg.
Below is what the developer expects a typical bungalow to look like.
- Sobeys Site Plan Approval documents
- First Look at Sobey’s Plans – 01 March 2017
- Cedar Shores Site Plan Approval Documents – includes maps of subdivision.
- New Development at Monk’s Cove – 27 November 2015