OMB waves green flag for CMS

Developers of the Canadian Motor Speedway (CMS) project in Fort Erie, Ontario are delighted to announce The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has given the green flag for the historic racing and entertainment complex to finally proceed.

The OMB had initially approved CMS close to a year ago, however an additional appeal hearing last year to review the disqualification of an appellant’s witness put CMS on hold. That appeal has now been dismissed removing the most difficult aspect of the approval process for the motor-tainment complex.

CMS will now enter the final detailed site plan approval phase after waiting more than six years after the complex was first proposed for the east side of the Queen Elizabeth Highway, between Gilmore and Bowen Roads in the Town of Fort Erie.

While CMS works with Fort Erie on final site plan approval, investors are evaluating an appropriate time to stage a ground breaking, with a target to complete the facility by the third quarter of 2015.

ABOUT THE ONTARIO MUNICIPAL BOARD (OMB): The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is a Provincial institution which hears applications and appeals in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters including official plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision plans, consents and minor variances, land compensation, development charges, electoral ward boundaries, municipal finance, aggregate resources and other issues assigned to the Board by numerous Ontario statutes.