DAN CEARNS The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: The Lindsay Bob Mark New Holland dealership has expansion plans. “We purchased a piece of property right down the road from our current Lindsay store. It’s less than a mile away, and there’s about 12 or 13 acres there. So a lot more room,” owner Darryl Buttar told The Standard. “We’re planning on building a new store, and there’s lots of extra room for possibilities to happen in the future. There could be other businesses that we may try to attract to come in on the property as well.” Bob Mark New Holland is a farm and construction equipment supplier. Mr. Buttar expanded on the types of businesses they may want to attract in the future. “Nothing is firm or specific at this point in time. I guess we would like to see stuff that is tied to the agricultural industry,” he said. The expansion is currently going through the City of Kawartha Lakes’ zoning bylaw change process, and was discussed at a planning advisory committee meeting in July. In that agenda, the property is described as being “on the north side of Little Britain Road, south of Highway 7, and part way between Angeline Street South to the east and Bridle Road to the west.” “The owner is proposing to relocate an existing farm implement dealership (Bob Mark New Holland) to the southeast portion of the property, as an existing permitted use. The applicant is applying, on behalf of the owner, to re-designate and rezone the property, to permit highway commercial uses appropriate for the site, in addition to the existing established abattoir and permitted farm implement sales and supply establishment use. The farm implement sales and supply establishment use is permitted in both the current and proposed zone categories. The current proposed development consists of four free-standing buildings, each developed on private services,” read the report included in that meeting’s agenda. Mr. Buttar explained why they’ve decided to go through an expansion. “We are maxed out, at our current property, for room, both inside and out. We need more space. It’s time to get into something that is bigger, both inside and out. We’re still probably a couple years away from actually getting to the building process. But it’s definitely in the plans,” he stated. The business is currently based at 2197 Little Britain Road.