Clock Tower wannabe developer, Bob Forrest, is aiming to buy a ‘surplus’ parking lot in Barrie’s downtown core which Chris Simon says "could net the city a cool million"

Chris Simon, who used to work for the ERA newspaper and is now a journalist with the Barrie Advance, should know better.

Every second house in Newmarket now sells for a "cool million" so if Forrest is picking up prime land for that kind of money he is on to a winner. (I exaggerate for effect but you know what I mean.)

Barrie's business development officer Peter Dyck says:

"Forrest has determined that project feasibility will require them to be able to increase the density of the lands above the current zoning."

That's my Bob!

Barrie councillors will decide tomorrow (Monday 20 March).

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Update on 28 March 2017. Barrie Council refers parking lot sale back to staff.


Town turns the page on Hollingsworth Arena

Plans to redevelop Hollingsworth Arena have been laid to rest - at least for the moment.

At tomorrow's Committee of the Whole (20 March 2017) Newmarket staff will be falling over themselves to say they have done due diligence and have concluded that Sandro Sementilli is not the man the Council should partner with.

The Town of Newmarket and Mr Sementilli always struck me as rather strange bedfellows.

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