CHESTERVILLE — MacEwen Petroleum Inc. of Maxville has announced plans to redevelop and expand their current operations in the village of Chesterville. The proposed site plan, which includes the demolition of two houses and an expansion west along Queen Street, is subject to a rezoning application that has been submitted to the Township of North Dundas.
“We are very excited about our plans to expand in Chesterville and make the layout of our site safer and more user-friendly,” said Chief Operating Officer Peter MacEwen. “We explored many options; our chosen plan makes a significant investment in Chesterville, showing our desire to have a strong presence in the village for years to come.”
In order to expand their current operations in Chesterville, the company purchased two adjacent residential properties to the west of their existing property. The work will include demolishing the two houses, current convenience store, and gas pumps. A new 3,000-square-foot modern convenience store will be built, complete with three pumps, and 12 parking spaces.
MacEwen’s investment in the project is estimated at $1.7 million. MacEwen worked closely with the United Counties of SDG Department of Transportation and Planning Services and the Township of North Dundas to time the development with the impending reconstruction of Queen Street (County Road 37) taking place this summer.
As part of the road reconstruction, Queen Street will be moved slightly north at its intersection with Main Street (County Road 7). This intersection realignment will provide better on-site parking and site access, and will improve the safety for both the road users and facility patrons.
“We are very grateful to be working with MacEwens and thankful for their investment in Chesterville. They are an excellent local SD&G business, and this is a great example of working together with a developer to achieve a positive outcome,” said North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan. “This will make the intersection and business safer for everyone, and it will look beautiful to see the whole new street, sidewalks, and redevelopment of the MacEwen site at the same time.”
The total project value, including both the MacEwen development and reconstruction of Queen Street from County Road 43 to Main Street (County Road 7) is $3.2 million. The public meeting to rezone the properties, as part of the expansion plans, is scheduled for July 2018.
MacEwen Petroleum Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated fuel and convenience provider that has built and sustained strong customer relationships for more than 40 years. For decades, they have supplied Maxville, Ontario and the surrounding region with heating oil and diesel, and reliable service. Now, MacEwen is recognized as a leading Canadian independent petroleum and convenience store company.