Your business can live here – right on the edge!
The Town of Yarmouth works closely with real estate and development companies in order to help satisfy the needs of prospective businesses and organizations looking to locate here. The following resources are available to help you locate available real estate within our community.
For private commercial properties available for sale or for lease within the Town of Yarmouth, see the links below.
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Starr's Road Sites
Why Starr's Road
Starting or owning a business on Starr's Road presents many benefits. Firstly, it is the entrance to the town and the main retail hub for the region –offering a variety of businesses along the street. Starr's Road offers comprehensive parking, retail stores and dining locations that are reputable in name and size – generating numerous jobs within the region.
Starr's Road Region
Future plans for Starr's Road
In the interest of the community, the Town is currently working to encourage business expansion by promoting the improvement of store facades of new sites- making the Starr's Road district more visually pleasing to customers and visitors. In addition, the planning team is in the process of creating new zoning specifications which will remove the current zoning regulations to allow small businesses and start-ups to be constructed adjacent to Starr's Road. The Council is planning to remove mandatory parking and setback requirements and is implementing a site plan approval process to speed up the building process. The parking on Starr's Road will be assessed to identify places for beautification and possible vegetation. The aim of these changes is to allow Starr's Road to look urban and chic, reduce heat island effects, as well as promote and support a walkable community area. These changes will allow Starr's Road to become an attractive entrance to the Town of Yarmouth.
The heart of Yarmouth lies in its downtown core. Yarmouth Town is working to ensure that this commercial area remains as vibrant and economically attractive as possible. This area currently houses smaller businesses, financial institutes and new businesses under the Commercial Zoning By-law and obtains a larger number of foot traffic than other areas of the town because of its positioning. In addition, it is the entrance to the town from the international ferry terminal during the summer season.
Downtown Commercial Area
Future of Downtown Yarmouth
The Town of Yarmouth is working with current and future businesses in the downtown core to create activities that will encourage a larger volume of traffic to the area and therefore will generate larger profits. The Town has enforced rules to preserve the historic residential buildings and to maintain and ensure that the facades and signage designs remain visually appealing and fitting to the area. By limiting new businesses and professional offices to the downtown Commercial Zone (C-1), and the Waterfront Commercial Industrial Zone (WCI-5), the establishment of new business and professional offices to the Downtown area, in particular, the (C-1) and (WCI-5) zones, will promote the use of existing parking facilities and consider the development of new parking facilities to accommodate for new businesses and activities. In addition, this will create a high density residential development in the Central Business District.
Waterfront Area – (Water Street)
Currently, the Yarmouth Waterfront area allows commercial and industrial businesses to reside in its zone and currently supports an attractive lineup of shops plus a gallery, antique shops, each with ocean views.
Future of Water Street
Yarmouth’s Town Council is looking forward to creating a ‘working waterfront’ with additional uses such as tourism attractions, offices and industrial facilities. The Town Council will collaborate with the Waterfront Development Corporation to create a development plan for the waterfront area. In addition, in the longer term, Water Street will need to be raised or a breakwater created to preserve the street. Therefore, it is important as a new business to take into consideration the rising water level but to enjoy the development of seasonal businesses which will bring more traffic to the area. These future plans are attractive to new investors in the area as the Council is promoting mixed use of the area, therefore encouraging a variety of customers to the waterfront region increasing the volume of customers and profits.
Please consider the town zoning map and zoning requirements when making decisions about future development opportunities: Land Use By law