By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express
City-owned lands north on Simcoe Street have been deemed surplus to the municipality’s needs.
The land in question is located between 1549 and 1561 Simcoe Street North, in between Glovers Road and Selleck Lane.
It is zoned residential (R2), permitting low-density residential uses.
According to a staff report, it was determined the city doesn’t need the land as it is not required for “any identified core city purpose,” and it would also reduce Oshawa’s level of risk and future maintenance costs.
Lastly, staff believe selling off the property would result in additional revenue which could be used for “higher importance” projects.
The owner of the properties at 1549 and 1561 Simcoe Street North has shown interest in acquiring the city lands.
Staff will report back to the development services committee with a disposal strategy for the land including recommendations for determining value and a method of disposition.