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Zoning OK'd for NewRoads' 28-acre auto campus on Green Lane

'The plan proposes 500 high-quality jobs for our residents and will be a key stimulus to help fast track the development of a new business park in East Gwillimbury,' says Mayor Virginia Hackson
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NEWS RELEASE
TOWN OF EAST GWILLIMBURY
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The Town of East Gwillimbury has received a new Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) from the Province of Ontario to permit an auto campus at 1656 Green Lane East. The MZO provides for the development of a prestige auto sales campus complete with seven automobile dealerships, potential training centre to lead the development of the Green Lane Employment Area as designated in the town’s Official Plan.

“The town would like to thank the Province of Ontario for granting the order. When this application was brought to the town, we knew it would be a great fit for our community and would be the catalyst for economic growth along the Highway 404 corridor. As part of our Advantage EG program, the town wanted to move the application forward at the speed of business. The plan proposes 500 high-quality jobs for our residents and will be a key stimulus to help fast track the development of a new business park in East Gwillimbury,” said Mayor Virginia Hackson.

In December 2019, NewRoads Automotive Group submitted a development proposal to develop a 28-acre auto campus along the north side of Green Lane, east of Leslie Street and west of Highway 404. The Town requested a MZO from the Province to expedite the process to rezone the land in alignment with the Official Plan and the objectives of the Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan. In January 2020, Town Council endorsed the use of the MZO to zone the lands for the Auto Campus use.

The Town of East Gwillimbury Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan, which outlines the land use, urban design guidelines and proposed future road infrastructure for this area, was recently adopted by Council and has been submitted to York Region for review and approval, anticipated this fall.

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