RONA's move to the old Dearborn building on Goderich's Highway 21 southern outskirts has hit a snag.
The Ministry of Transportation is holding things up.
The MTO is worried about potential highway flooding from the low-lying property, and wants a storm water management plan in effect for the whole Industrial Park before it gives the nod.
The Ministry's reluctance may finally force resolution of a 35 year old problem.
The property was originally developed in the mid-1970's, when storm water management was not part of the site plan agreement process.
Nearby development has worsened the run-off problem and future adjacent projects may further compound the issue.
The developer will front the costs of required retention ponds and/or berms, but wants compensation from the municipality for work which may benefit the Town and/or other future tenants of the Industrial Park.
Negotiations between the Town and the developer, Intervivos Investments, are continuing.