Originally Posted by stu_pendousmat2
Thats about all I have heard too, my g/f lives about 2 mins away from that area so Im around it often, but as of now I have no idea besides what you just said...hopefully we will see some things popping up around there soon!
I think the city will twice mapleton street until highway 2 corner. Each corners of mapleton and highway 2 will get a development. But i`m not sure if the Coop Mountain will be across Costco or overthere.
Metro retail mecca grows again
Tenants for big box retail project off Mapleton Road near Costco to start construction by spring
By Rod Allen
Times & Transcript Staff
As published on page A1 on November 25, 2006
A lightning-fast clear-cutting job on the last undeveloped corner of Northwest Moncton's mighty Trinity Power Centre will have the rumour mill spinning among Atlantic Canada's shopaholics this weekend.
Moncton's Ashford Investments Ltd. - one of Toronto-based Verdiroc's partners for a proposed downtown convention centre and currently involved in such projects as the renovation of the old YMCA headquarters on Highfield Street - created a new company division called Mapleton Power Centre to buy the 33-acre lot across from the Costco Store just north of the Mapleton Road ramp off Wheeler Boulevard.
A crew with a tree harvester worked through the night Thursday to clear the heavily treed lot because the developers are in a hurry.
But for what?
The rumour mill will just have to keep spinning for a week or two, Ashford President Patrick Gillespie laughed in an interview yesterday.
Gillespie said grubbing and levelling work will begin immediately and continue as long as weather permits because tenants are lined up and ready to start construction no later than next spring and, in at least one case, possibly before that.
However, the tenants want to handle their own press as they see fit and Ashford itself won't be making any formal announcement about the project for at least a couple of weeks, said Gillespie, adding that publicity is in the hands of Hawk Communications.
Hawk President Bill Whalen was unavailable for comment yesterday.
Frampton Lane was recently extended to connect with Mapleton and, according to the City of Moncton's planning department, the Ashford project will rely on that new intersection at the bottom of the hill for shoppers' access and egress.
About five acres of the property will be required for setback from the brook running alongside it and for roadways, and the remaining 28 for parking and several retailers.
Gillespie said the site is designed ideally for several 'big box' stores.
However, for the time being shoppers will have to just throw some names on a wish list - Santa might be reading about retailers like L.L. Bean, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Jacob Connection and such restaurant chains as Jack Astor in the coming weeks - and wait patiently.