There was a public meeting last Tuesday to get input on Public thoughts on a development at 900 Division street (which also uses address 9 Elgin Street east) and separately, at the next Council meeting on September 9, Trinity Development Group who manage the Northumberland Mall property are asking for rezoning for part of their land. The 900 Division Street rezoning was approved and will be confirmed at the September 9 meeting but the change at Northumberland Mall will require a public meeting – it’s currently at an early stage. The 900 Division street re-zoning was to allow the conversion of an existing building on the corner property into a Medical Clinic to provide space for up to eight doctors. Existing zoning only allows three. The changes are otherwise minimal – mostly just re-arranged parking to meet requirements. There was no objection from the Public – in fact not even a comment. I understand that the doctors accommodated are moving from somewhere else – but where from was not disclosed.
Northumberland Mall property
Proposed is a new 929 m2 single storey freestanding building with 6 units: one financial, 4 retail and one restaurant with drive through. All access would be from the parking lot; no additional access from Egin Street is proposed. It would necessarily reduce the total amount of parking available for the Mall.
There is no word on any changes to the Mall itself. [Update: At the Council meeting on 9 September 2019, Director of Planning Glenn McGlashon said that up till now, Mall management had not submitted anything related to changes at the mall itself.]
Below is a google earth map of the location of the additions at the Mall property.