SCUGOG: More development is in store for Port Perry's south end in the future, as Scugog Township and the property's owner discuss what shape such a project will take.
A sign for Stockworth Developments recently went up at the property northeast of the Simcoe
St. and Oyler Rd./King St. intersection, which formerly housed the Johnson Controls plant. The property has remained vacant since Johnson Controls closed and demolished the plant in the early 1990s.
According to Community Services director Don Gordon, discussions have only recently begun with the developer, which also owns the property to the north containing Canadian Tire and Crabby Joes. Mr. Gordon explained that since a formal application for development has yet to come forward, the exact type of development is still in discussion. However, he added that both commercial and residential uses for the property have been considered by the developer.
The future of the property has occasionally been a topic of discussion around the Scugog Council bench in recent years, particularly during talks regarding the township's Official Plan update in 2009, a document which will guide planning and growth in the township over the next few decades.