Developer eyes retail project at Innes and Mer Bleue roads

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A developer is asking the city for permission to build a commercial project at the corner of Innes Road and Mer Bleue Road in Orleans.

The 82,192-square-metre site is one of the last undeveloped pieces of land on the south side of Innes Road.

The plan, proposed by Vaughan-based Smart Real Estate Investment Trust, calls for construction to take place in three phases.

Phase one would see the construction of four buildings – a 6,660-square-metre retail building; two restaurants with between 630 and 743 square metres of floor space; and a mixed-use commercial building with 486 square metres of floor space. All four buildings would be one storey, though the larger retail building would have a mezzanine.

That larger building would have three tenants, according to the site plan.

Development applications for phase two and three have not yet been filed with the city, but current site plans suggest that phase two would have a similar scope, while phase three would consist of four smaller buildings.

SmartREIT also plans to develop the attached property, along a planned extension of Vanguard Drive, for commercial and industrial use. However, it has not yet released any plans related to that development.