Sale of municipal land to allow the expansion of the industrial park


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The City of Timmins Planning Department was very busy at the September 14th council meeting with three items on the agenda.

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City Planning Director Cindy Welsh presented reports on the direct sale of a property located in the Timmins Industrial Park, a site plan control agreement for 2830 Riverside Dr. and a bylaw. presumptive combining 127 Sixth Ave. and 96 Birch St..

The direct sale of the land will see a parcel in the Timmins Industrial Park, located on St. John Avenue in the Township of Mountjoy, sold to Activation Laboratories Limited.

“So they are expanding their operations and they need an additional site to develop a warehouse,” Welsh explained. “The warehouse will be around 767 square meters and will be used to store their crushed stone.

“A condition of the sale of the proposed land is that the applicant will have to apply for a zoning change, as a warehouse is not a permitted use in the commercial area of ​​the highway. A control of the site plan will also be required.

The selling price of the land is $ 40,500 per acre plus HST, based on an estimated value of $ 4,500 per acre and $ 36,000 per acre for future infrastructure improvements such as roads, sanitary sewers and water pipes in the industrial park.

Welsh indicated that this is the fourth lot in the Timmins Industrial Park that has been sold and there are 14 lots remaining.

“There are also proposals for three of the other lots,” she said. “There is a lot of interest right now in the Timmins Industrial Park and it’s a very positive thing for the city.

Mayor George Pirie added, “This continues to be great news for the City of Timmins. “

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Regarding the site plan control agreement for 2830 Riverside Dr., Welsh said, “It will enable the development of a 1,045 square meter service workshop on the subject property,” a- she said, speaking on the first question.

“The applicant also proposed two additions that would bring the proposal to approximately 1,881,683 square meters. “

Welsh noted that the development would result in the relocation of an existing local trucking company (Dumoulin Trucking).

“They are expanding their operations,” she said.

Welsh added a letter of credit, in the amount of $ 71,518.75, for on-site and off-site work, and digital drawings have already been submitted to the city, indicating company owners are ready to launch the project this fall. .

The written report that accompanied his presentation indicated that the funds are required by the municipality before the issuance of any building permit and will be released in accordance with the city’s comprehensive site plan control by-law.

“The review process has been very favorable,” she said.

District 1 Council. Rock Whissell added, “I drive around the site pretty much every day and I think what they’re doing on this site is going to be something really beautiful.

“So I have full confidence that this will be a very, very beautiful building in our community. “

Welsh indicated that the last point of the planning department was with a request from J. Tech Plumbing and Heating Inc. to consider residential properties located at 127 Sixth Ave. and 96 Birch St. N. in one parcel, which will be known as 127 Sixth Ave. .

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“There is an existing unit on the property at 127 Sixth Ave. She said. “The applicant plans to demolish the existing dwelling and build a triplex on the existing foundations.

“So that’s a really good infill development at this corner of Sixth Avenue and Birch Street.”

The written report that accompanied this presentation notes that City of Timmins Zoning By-law 2011-7100 delineates the lands in question as
Third Residential Density (NA-R3), which allows a triplex.

However, to allow development to proceed, the applicant will need to apply for a minor exemption through the city’s adjustment committee.

The vacant lot at 96 Birch Street N. will be used for parking the proposed triplex.

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