Barrie Ontario, Park Place

In 2003 North American Development Group acquired the former Molson Park in Barrie Ontario. The site is some 200 acres in area and does not include the former Molson brewery lands.

RGR were retained prior to the acquisition to provide advice on the development potential of the property and to assist in negotiations with the vendor. Subsequent to acquisition RGR was retained to oversee the development approval process that involved official plan and zoning bylaw amendments as well as master and tenants specific site plan approvals.

To obtain these approvals extensive negotiations were required with the Ministry of Transportation for Ontario, the Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority and the City of Barrie among others. RGR was and remains responsible for management and coordination of all consultants and their submissions.

As the market changed and the project evolved further amendments to both the official plan and zoning bylaw were required and multiple specific site plan approvals were obtained. RGR continues to work with North American most recently successfully completing approvals for construction of a Target department store, an LA Fitness health club, revisions to the retail village and several restaurant pads.