Costco move gets MAMOT ap­proval

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

The de­ci­sion paves the way for Costco's move to the Plateau into a build­ing with area of ap­prox­i­mately 140,000 sq. ft at the cor­ner of Plateau-sain­tjoseph Blvd and Mon­seigneur-fortier Blvd.

Costco also plans to build a ser­vice sta­tion that can serve 24 ve­hi­cles at a time, an ad­di­tion that many ob­servers, in­clud­ing Sher­brooke MNA Luc Fortin, think will be ben­e­fi­cial to con­sumers.

In a vote split 13 – 6, coun­cil al­lowed the con­tin­u­a­tion of the pro­ceed­ings to bring the gi­ant re­tailer from King St. West, to the be­hind the Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre. Smaller com­mer­cial build­ings, in­clud­ing drive-through restau­rants, are ex­pected to be added to land owned by Im­mex So­ciété im­mo­bil­ière.

Many cit­i­zens ex­pressed fears about the re­lo­ca­tion, cit­ing in­creased traf­fic, green­house gas pro­duc­tion, and tran­sit ser­vice.

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