Near the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Cobourg’s Planning department received a re-submission of an application for Site Plan Approval that had originally been submitted in 2014. The re-submission on 6 April 2020 was for a significant development on the corner of King Street East and Brook Road North. Since there have been a good number of projects in Planning, I barely noticed it and I did not give it the coverage it deserved – so here it is now. The project consists of four buildings – one is labelled as a Tim Hortons, another is a convenience store and a third shows two restaurants. The fourth building has five retail stores. Both Restaurants and the Tim Hortons have drive–throughs and there is also a gas bar included. It’s not known if the Tim Hortons label is wishful thinking or if it’s factual.
The site plan included is very busy and hard to read if you are not a planner or engineer so I have made a very simplified version which conveys the idea but leaves out many details. The original includes many trees and more detail of the parking so before you criticize the design, check the submitted plan here. And of course, the planning department will be studying the submitted plans to ensure they meet all requirements so the final design will likely have changes. The Planning Department posts all submitted documents on the Town’s web site here. Look under Site Plan applications. The project is called “428-432 King Street East (SPA-04-20)”.
Assuming it goes ahead, this would be a good addition in the East end.