Six-unit Freestanding building with drive-thru proposed at Northumberland Mall

COBOURG — A request for rezoning to build a freestanding multi-unit commercial building in the parking lot of Northumberland Mall is coming to council.

Trinity Group has submitted a complete application for an amendment to the comprehensive zoning bylaw on behalf of Northumberland Shopping Centre Inc.

Mark Deon, the senior vice-president of leasing at Trinity, told Northumberland News that the company is planning to build a 10,000-square-foot building near Elgin Street West, north of Dollarama. “It will be a multi-tenant building and we’re in discussions now with a bunch of national and a few regional retailers, but I can’t confirm exactly who at this point,” he said.

He said the project has been in the works for six to eight months after the company first contacted town staff.

“We are working with the owner of the mall on this,” he said. “The freestanding buildings that are there now are all single-tenant uses — they are all fully leased, operational and doing well.”

This will be an opportunity to bring some new businesses to Cobourg, he said.

“We would hope to break ground by the spring of 2020, and with our tenants taking possession by the end of next year,” Deon said. “There will be some exciting retailers coming and we will hopefully be able to announce them shortly.”

The rezoning application proposes changes to the lot frontage definition, permitted uses, lot coverage, and parking and loading standards at the site.

Deon said the company’s planning consultant will make a presentation to council at the upcoming public meeting on Monday, Nov. 25. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor at Victoria Hall, located at 55 King St. W. in Cobourg.

Source:  Northumberland News; by Dominik Wisniewski November 20, 2019