ccv concept plan

New concept plan for Cedar Crescent Village at Port Elgin Main Beach. G.M. Diemert Architect Inc. image.

On Monday, November 22, Council approved an alternate plan and design concept for Cedar Crescent Village to put the project back in motion.

In a Town of Saugeen Shores media release, based on the approval, the commercial buildings, market, and program spaces will be located away from the waterfront. The new location allows the development process to continue in a way that connects people with the waterfront while conforming to the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority’s regulations. Pending Town permit approvals, Phase 1 of the Village is back on track to open as planned by May 2022.

“We’ve had an exciting plan in place for a long time to revitalize our waterfront. I’m thrilled that after a long delay, it is starting to move forward again,” said Luke Charbonneau, Mayor of the Town of Saugeen Shores. “This development will boost our local economy, be a draw for visitors and residents and improve the overall quality of life in Saugeen Shores.”

Next steps for Cedar Crescent Village will be for Town staff to continue to work with the developer to advance the final project plans and return to Council with the details. The developer will then move forward with permit applications from the Town to start construction.

The plans for the Village include a restaurant, commercial retail spaces including an ice cream store, market space, activity spaces and washrooms, to be located at the harbour at the Port Elgin Main Beach.

To view Saugeen Shores Council's discussions on the new Cedar Crescent Village layout, visit

ccp location plan

The new plan offers a smaller footprint than the previous plan. G.M. Diemert Architect Inc. image.