Business park land sells


A vacant section of Kincardine’s Highway 21 business park is one step closer to development.
Last week, Smart!Centres development firm put up a sign on the property advertising retail development opportunities. The Smart!Centres controlled land is South of Sobey’s on the east side of Highway 21.

Earlier this year, Kincardine council approved the rezoning of the lands to allow for commercial development. A second parcel of land in the same area was rezoned in the spring. Municipal staff was unable to release any details on the development plans, but did confirm the land has changed hands.

Smart!Centres is one of Canada’s largest retail development companies. The group owns retail complexes in more than 60 communities across Ontario, including Hanover and Owen Sound.

There is no official word on potential retailers that will use the space. Smart!Centres has a long list of retail partners, including: Wal-Mart, HMV, Roots, Winners, Indigo Chapters, Reitmans, Loblaws and Canadian Tire.

Smart!Centres have cropped up across the country since the company’s founding. It’s been a long haul for founded and chief developer Micheal Oweners.