One of the more interesting things to learn from Council meetings is the status of projects going through the Planning and Development Department. The Councillor with the Planning portfolio is Nicole Beatty and once again she gave a comprehensive report at Monday’s Council meeting. You can see her full report in the Links below but with 42 items, let me summarize highlights. For some reason, there are a lot more projects than usual or expected this year. The dollar value of “planning applications in the Planning & Development Services Division already sits at just over 121% of revenue budgeted for all of 2021”. And in the middle of this surge in work, Director Glenn McGlashon has announced his retirement effective 27 August.
The choice of projects below is based on my judgement of the level of interest – if the project you are interested in is not included, download the full report below.
Cedar Shores (King Street West, west of Maher St) – marketing has recently commenced. This project was first mentioned in March 2018 on this page. The project will be selling lots intended for high-end homes. Go here for the Owner’s web site.
West Park Village Phase 5 (Elgin Street west of Canadian Tire): Originally called Van Dyke Homes, there was considerable controversy about the “72 unit mixed residential/commercial development”. Council approved the draft plan and now Nicole reports that: “Municipal staff have been in discussions with the developer’s consultants regarding an upcoming submission for the clearance of draft plan conditions and final subdivision approval, expected in the near future.” This development was the subject of a Post on 8 December 2020 – go here.
Joshani Homes Residential Enclave (377 William Street – south of the Balder project – see below): The Town is awaiting the re-submission of plans and reports for this 14 unit semi-detached/townhouse draft plan of subdivision, following which a Public Meeting will be scheduled in the Fall. The site has been vacant for many years – previously there was an automotive service station, which has since been removed, decontaminated and certified.
Densmore Meadows Subdivision (Densmore Road across from St. Mary’s High School): An application for Zoning By-law Amendment has been submitted by Marshall Homes for a 123 unit townhouse development. The Public Meeting is being held on August 9th [Details here]. This site was pre-serviced for approx. 110 townhouse and apartment units a few years ago, however the development stalled and a new developer has acquired the property with the intent to complete the development.
440-448 Elgin Street West (located across from the Fellowship Baptist Church): An application for approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision has been submitted by Heli Homes for the development of 24 townhouse units on the site. The Public Meeting has been scheduled for September 7th [No details on this available]. First reported here.
Sobeys Foodland: The construction on the new Foodland supermarket at 990 Division Street is well underway. Original report here 27 March 2018.
Brook Road North and King Street East Commercial Development: The construction on the new Tim Horton’s has begun and the gas bar convenience store is expected to begin soon. First reported here.
TVM/Legion Development: Final interior work continues on the new Legion facility. The final condominium documentation has now been registered at the Land Registry Office. Once the Legion is complete and occupied, the existing Legion will be demolished and converted into a parking lot for the Legion this Summer or Fall (no firm timeline has been confirmed as of yet). Most recent report here.
Cobourg Creek Lofts (415 King St W/former Cobourg Star) : The Development Agreement is executed and construction has commenced. Report here.
Balder Corporation Mixed Rental Building (University & William): Construction on this 71-unit mixed affordable/rental apartment building is continuing (majority of the work so far is on-site servicing and the underground parking garage and foundation). More here.
Northumberland Mall Outbuilding: Construction on the multi-unit commercial building is mostly complete. No word on when or even if planned Starbucks will open. Original post re Starbucks here.
Coast Guard Re-Development: The construction tender for the re-development of the Coast Guard station has been deferred due to excessive costs. The tender will be re-posted later in the Fall. Council approval of planned building here.
Beachwalk Flats (179-185 Division Street at Albert St): The applicant is preparing for a re-submission to the Town in the next few weeks. There were objections raised to their original plans – article here.
Joshani Homes Infill Development (296 George St): A number of public submissions has been received by the Town regarding this application and further updates will be provided as information is received. There was a “Letter to the Editor” objecting to this development here.
Canadian Centre for Addictions (420 Division Street – Woodlawn): The application for Site Plan Approval was approved by Council and the owner is finalizing engineering details for a new water service to the building. Article here on re-zoning approval.
Goldmanco (545 King Street East at Willmott St): The application for Site Plan Approval has been approved by Council and construction on Phase 1 of the commercial development will occur once the legal paperwork, financial details and Development Agreement are finalized. This is the long awaited East End Supermarket. Details here.
2 King Street East: The owner is conducting a multi-phase restoration plan for the building at the north-east corner of King and Division Streets in accordance with the approved Heritage Permit. Historic Brick & Carpentry Company is the contractor and the scaffolding has been erected along the south façade of the corner section of the building under Phase 1.
If you are looking for information on properties or projects not included above, download Nicole’s full report or try a search of this site from the box at top right.
- Download Nicole’s full report on Planning Projects.
- When Town organized Public meetings are announced, they will be listed here.
- Update on developments May 2021 – 18 May 2021
- Update on Developments Part 2 – 21 May 2021
- Recent Cobourg News Blog report on five projects (Go here if you are looking for 1025 Elgin West or 357-361 Elgin West)