Clocktower Application

A cut out image of the Town's zoning by-law

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395 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON
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The Town of Newmarket is pleased to announce that through a very cooperative process with Main Street Clock Inc. (MSC Inc.), a settlement has been reached for the future development of the historic Clock Tower and 184-194 Main Street, Newmarket. This development proposal will mostly consist of renovation within the existing building and could include office, residential and retail uses.

The community can expect the Clock Tower to generally look similar to how it looks today, with heritage elements being maintained. The front of the buildings on Main Street will be restored using appropriate heritage conservation techniques. This development will help to continue to refresh and revitalize Newmarket's downtown core, while paying tribute to the rich history and heritage of the area.

For more information, please view the full media release and the Minutes of Settlement.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Background 

The Town of Newmarket has received an application for a zoning by-law amendment as part of a development application for the properties of 178-194 Main Street South, known by many Newmarket residents as the Clocktower. This page provides information on the application, its status, and opportunities for you to voice your opinions on the proposal.

Some documents ​on this page are not accessib​le for screen readers or users with visual disabilities. The Town of Newmarket i​s committed to providing information in accessible format and will, upon request, work with you to provide documents in a format that meets your accessibility needs. Contact Planning Services with a request if you require assistance.

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Current Status

The application for a zoning by-law amendment for the Clocktower has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Leo Longo of Aird & Berlis LLP has been retained as the Town's external le​gal counsel. The appeal is being heard under case number MM130083​. ​​To follow the progress of the appeal or find dates and times of hearings, visit the Towns webpage dedictaed to the OMB hearing. 

Applicatio​n Do​cuments

Documents from the application are posted below for your information. These documents were provided by the proponent of the application.  Additional documents are available at the Planning Department from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

​​Document Title​Description
​Elevations and Sections​
​Elevations​
​A view of the elevation of the proposed building from Main Street and from Park Avenue.​
​Elevations
​A view of the elevation of the proposed building from the Market Square.
​Apartment Section
​A cut-away look of the proposed apartments.
​Clock Tower Section
​A cut-away look of the proposed main clocktower building.
​Clock Tower Section
​An elevation of the proposed building alongside the neighbouring Trinity United Church.
Site Plans and Floor ​Plans
​Site Plan​
​A layout of the proposed site.
Main Floor
​A layout of the proposed main floor.
Second Floor
​A layout of the proposed second floor.
Third Floor
​A layout of the proposed third floor.
​​Fourth Floor
​A layout of the proposed fourth floor.
Fifth Floor and Sixth Floor
​​​A layout of the proposed fifth and sixth floors.
Seventh Floor
​A layout of the proposed seventh floor.
Parking Level P1
​A layout of the proposed parking area.
​Parking Level P2
​A layout of the proposed parking area.
​Parking Level P3
​A layout of the proposed parking area.
​Shadow Studies
​Existing Shadows
​A picture of the existing shadows on Main Street.
​Proposed Shadows
​A visualization of the shadows from the proposed development.
Views
Rendering of Proposed Building
​A visual rendering of the proposal.
From Market Square
​A visual rendering of the proposal from the Market Square.
​From Park Avenue
​A visual rendering of the proposal from Park Avenue.
​From Water Street and Prospect Street​
​A visual rendering of the proposal from Prospect Street.
​​From Main Street north of Park Avenue
​A visual rendering of the proposal from north on Main Street​​.
Studies
​Planning Rationale Report
​​A report discussing the proposal and relevant Town, Region, and Provincial policies and legislation.
Transportation Study
​A report discussing the transportation considerations of the proposed development.​
​Heritage 
Heritage Impact Assessment
​A report provided by the applicant regarding the heritage impact of the proposed development.
​​Heritage Peer Review
​A review of the above report prepared indepdendently by ERA Architects.

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