Corporation looking to develop portion of property on Highway 12 near Beaverton

A corporation is looking to secure two small pieces of municipal property to proceed with commercial development on Highway 12 outside of Beaverton.

The agenda for Monday (March 18) night’s council meeting includes correspondence from a consultant representing Beaverton Commons Inc. to assist with developing a portion of the land it owns on the west side of the highway, north of Beaver Avenue.

“These lands include the former rail line. The proposal would see these lands developed as an extension of the existing commercial uses immediately to the south. In order to create a regular development parcel, our clients wish to acquire the sight triangles which were associated with the former rail crossing,” reads a letter that will be discussed at the next meeting of the Township’s administration committee.

Sale of that land will require a public meeting and the passage of a bylaw declaring the land surplus to the needs of the municipality.

In an interview over the weekend, Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden said she was unsure of the company’s plans.

“We haven’t seen anything concrete yet. I feel they are just getting their ducks in a row and we will see movement this year,” she said, noting that a few rumours have been circulating.

“It’s all speculation until we see the paperwork.”

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