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Old Posted May 7, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Holy cow — Holyrood: Bypass road helps drive new potential, new growth

Source: The Telegram, May 7, 2012.

Sharon Metcalfe is hoping to ride the tsunami of development expected to come her way.
Earlier this year, she bought The Pantry Bakery and Cafe and is anticipating success as the development boom that’s swept through the Northeast Avalon in recent years reaches this picturesque Conception Bay town.
“That’s the reason we sort of got into it, because we saw the potential of a growth area,” Metcalfe says.
The sights and sounds of growth are all around Holyrood — real estates signs, new homes, cleared lots, the buzz of heavy equipment, the roar of dump trucks, the “beep, beep, beep” of big rigs backing up.
Things are going forward at an unprecedented rate in the town of 2,100.
At a meeting last Tuesday, council dealt with nine applications for residential development, two for commercial garage extensions and one for a commercial development.
Those might not be big numbers in St. John’s or Paradise, but the figures are huge for Holyrood, considering the town issued just six building permits in all of 2002.
And there should be many more applications on the way. Permits will soon be sought for two subdivisions being developed, one with 60 homes and another with 40-plus.
Holyrood’s development dial is expected to be turned up a notch or two when an extension to the Conception Bay South Bypass Road opens this fall.
The road will be 2.8 kilometres away from Holyrood, making access to the capital region easier than ever.
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