Tue, 28 Jul 2015
Current or potential new business owners to Oakville can now easily search for real estate opportunities in town with FindOakville.
The new state-of-the-art map-based online tool allows users to search for available commercial and industrial buildings as well as vacant employment land based on their own specific search criteria. Properties are then displayed on an interactive map. Users are able turn on and off additional layers of data, allowing them to access important information investors look for when making decisions about where to locate their business.
“Attracting and retaining companies remains a priority for Council,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The new FindOakville tool makes it easier to identify potential sites in our community. This will help prospective investors in their decision to invest and ultimately succeed in Oakville.”
The town developed this tool using a powerful web mapping program called Geocortex that creates interactive maps. By linking active commercial real estate listing data feed from the Oakville Milton District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) to the interactive map the town is able to provide the most up-to-date available listing in real time.
“We recognize that access to timely information is important in making investment decisions,” said Dorothy St. George, director, Economic Development for the Town of Oakville. “FindOakville is one of the many ways in which our team can help companies match site locations with their specific needs.”
With this new site selection tool, users will be able to quickly find the zoning of the properties of interest, look up active development or site plan applications as well as building permits issued near those properties, access aerial photos, find Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) property boundaries, create and print maps and individual property reports.
The tool provides an additional venue for the local real estate community to showcase their listings and available sites. The public will also be able to contact the town’s Economic Development department to have commercial or industrial properties added to the site.