Project – Thorold |1040 Thorold Stone Road
Brand – Petro Canada and Tim Hortons
Amenities – 0.98 Acre with a 4 pump Gas Canopy, Convenience Store, and Tim Hortons
Scope and Status – Site Plan Approval and Shell Building Permit. Phase-I Construction Complete in 2015
5 Acres Plaza : Situated right at the boundary of Niagara Falls and Thorold, this gate way site went thru a rezoning process whereby the current agricultural zoning was changed to Highway commercial. This change in zoning allowed for a Petro Canada Gas Station and a Tim Hortons to be developed on this site. Complexity of this project stemmed not only from its location or from the fact that there was no servicing present but also from the rules, regulations and the jurisdiction of the various agencies involved namely the Ministry of transportation, the Niagara Region and the City of Thorold .
This site still has potential for future development and as March 2017 the Phase-2 is scheduled for addition of two or more restaurant pads. The development approval process is scheduled to start soon.
One of the pioneer projects in this area, 5 Acres has now become a standard that the city is now referring other new developments in this area to take reference/inspiration from.