As Niverville continues to grow, its residents are starting to see potential in the future development of the town and are acting on it.

A request to rezone nearly 65 acres of farmland west of Niverville was presented to Town Council Tuesday night. The section of land is currently zone for agriculture and the landowner would like to change it to commercial use.

The property is located between Krahn Road on the east to Wallace Road on the west, for the first 1,000 feet south of PR311 with currently no intention for its use noted.

Map of Niverville with requested rezoned area marked in red. Map of Niverville with requested rezoned area marked in red. 

Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck says, “We had a landowner purchase land and the land is currently zoned Ag and they're asking for it to be changed to commercial so that they have potential to do a commercial development. They obviously are buying it for residential/commercial reasons. So for now they (council) said let's do the zoning change from Ag to commercial for this area which then allows them (landowner) to adjust the plan and we'll see what happens.” 

Council was unanimous in passing the First Reading of the zoning change.

Mullberry Road at PR-311 intersection under constructionThe Mulberry Road at PR-311 intersection remains under construction. 

Meanwhile, the PR-311 remains under partial construction as commercial development continues on the south side between Krahn Road and the railroad tracks.

Dyck says he is excited for the Mulberry intersection to be completed, “the traffic lights installed. Then we have the hotel that started scratching-ground on the other (south) side and it's all that business going in from the south into this area and then, of course, the housing development and all that happens here will also morph into that intersection.”

New hotel construction has begun on Niverville's west side. New hotel construction has begun on Niverville's west side. 

Though the Mulberry intersection traffic lights are on back-order there's clear evidence of commercial construction along PR311 south with all the mud on Drover's Run Road and billboard signs starting to pop up.