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Kirkland

Kirkland rezones site for commercial development

A former gas station site is being rezoned in Kirkland to allow for a proposed commercial development that includes a pharmacy.

The 26,223-square-foot lot being rezoned is on Hymus Blvd. just west of Stillview Ave. It abuts the Vivalis, an upscale seniors complex that offers specialized health care, which opened up about five years ago in Pointe-Claire.

The two properties are owned by the same promoter, Groupe Maurice.

“It is a zero lot line. In other words, they can be built right up to the boundary limit (on both sides),” said Samir Massabni, Kirkland’s head of urban planning and engineering.

The building being proposed to house the pharmacy will have about 7,000 square feet of floor space. The project is valued at about $840,000.

The proposed one-storey commercial development lies in Kirkland, while any extension of the existing seniors complex will be in Pointe-Claire.

“Think of it as a semi-detached with the commercial, pharmacy and offices in Kirkland and the new part of the residence in Pointe-Claire. So the zoning on the two sides of the boundary could be different,” said city clerk Tim Seah, adding the new pharmacy will physically contact the extension of the residential complex in Pointe-Claire.

Earlier this month, council unanimously adopted the second draft of the rezoning item, which is expected to come up for final approval at the Dec. 3 meeting.

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