Brookdale-401 auto dealership plaza planned

In this city planning department drawing, the auto dealership plaza is proposed for the section in red (A). The planning advisory committee will consider removing a development hold on the property and also merging abutting land (B) to make way for the development, which includes a gas bar and restaurant. (Photo/City of Cornwall)

CORNWALL – The northeast corner of Brookdale Avenue at Highway 401 will likely be the future home of an auto dealership plaza and a number of other amenities.

Cornwall’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) will consider removing a partial so-called development “hold” on nine acres of property on Monday during its meeting. The change would also include merging a small, crescent-shaped piece of land next to it.

The land at 3001 Brookdale Avenue is the former Cornwall Freightline Inc. property and is immediately south of the Cornwall Mazda dealership.

This is the last piece of land on Brookdale Avenue, north of Highway 401, that has a hold on development, states a city report.

The developer has plans for an auto dealership plaza and restaurant, along with a convenience store and gas bar.

This is just the first step in the development, which also has to go through a full site plan control review and approval process.

Other issues that need to be addressed are the developer’s commitment should the city extend water and sewer north of Highway 401 and buffering and landscaping to shelter the residential development east of Brookdale.

The planning documents circulated to various agencies such as the MTO, the Cornwall Fire Department and Economic Development show no objections to the proposal.

The PAC meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at city hall (Monday is Family Day).

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