The owners of the property at the northeast corner of King Street East and Brook Road North first applied for approval to develop the property in 2014 and despite getting approval, never proceeded to build. But in April 2020, another application was made and has worked its way through planning with several changes. I reported on one version in August 2020 – see link below – but the final site plan was up for approval at the Committee of the Whole Council meeting on January 25. Council approved the application. Development will be in two phases with a gas bar and Tim Hortons in the first phase. The plan includes two spaces for Electrical Vehicle chargers and a second phase that includes a drive thru restaurant.
The site plan is shown below. It includes 98 new trees, 111 parking spaces and several bicycle racks.
“The proposed development has been designed to accommodate persons with mobility challenges and disabilities through a connected network of wider (1.8 m – 2.7 m) internal sidewalks, barrier-free curb ramps complete with tactile strips, dedicated painted pedestrian crosswalk, universal washrooms, rooms and spaces designed to accommodate turning radius requirements of wheelchairs, and a fire alarm system with mechanisms to assist visually impaired patrons in the event of fire. The Accessibility Advisory Committee was satisfied with the development plans.”
No changes are required to the Official Plan or zoning and no public meetings are planned.
- Developer re-submits for East End Project – 4 August 2020
- Staff memo about King Brook Site Plan Application
The above was officially approved at the regular council meeting on 1 Feb 2021