With the future of an east-end parcel of land resting in the hands of the Ontario Municipal Board, a Guelph committee this week nonetheless got an idea of what city staff would like to see there.
Members of the planning and building, engineering and environment committee got a peek at the staff vision for the intersection of Watson Parkway and Starwood Drive, which is one of five “community nodes” in the city.
Urban designer David de Groot said each of the nodes is “intended to be a focal point of the community.
So Close you can TASTE it.
Serene Condominiums is coming soon to Guelph and is getting ready to open the doors to their presentation centre at Gordon and Arkell Roads.
Forget freezies or swimming pools – the Grand River Conservation Authority is recommending trees as one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer.
For any landowners within the Grand River watershed with a property larger than one-hectare, or 2.5 acres, and looking to plant trees next spring, the conservation authority is offering to help.
New Highway 7. Shovels in the ground. In three years.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made the construction pledge Friday while meeting with editors and writers at The Waterloo Region Record.
“You’re going to see construction begin there in the medium term, and by that I mean certainly within three years,” he said. “I thought long and hard about that before I gave you that.
GUELPH— Single-detached housing starts fell in the second quarter of this year, compared with the same period a year earlier, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reported this week.
It’s a difficult balancing act to develop homes in an area without destroying the heritage value of what used to be there, said Jeremy Grant.
While strolling through the dusty construction site on Downey Road, the planning and development manager of Seaton Ridge Communities Ltd. explained how the builders worked to find this balance on this project by repurposing materials from an old stone barn that stood on the property for more than 100 years.
The City of Guelph will go to mediation with a dozen local homebuilders in an attempt to settle a long-brewing lawsuit over development charges.
The city announced Wednesday all parties will meet with a mediator on Friday.
“The city values its business relationships with Guelph homebuilders,” Scott Worsfold, the city’s deputy solicitor, said in a press release. “The mediation process is a less confrontational approach than a court hearing, and results in lower legal costs for both parties, with each party having an equal say in the outcome.”
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City council will hear arguments for a zoning amendment on Tuesday that hopes to clear the way for a stacked townhouse development on Gordon Street.
Podium Developments needs the amendment to allow 27 stacked townhouse units in two separate buildings at 803 and 807 Gordon St., which is located just south of Harvard Road on the west side of Gordon St., adjacent to the Days Inn Motel.
Currently the 0.41-hectare location is zoned to allow detached housing, not the type of four-storey, connected units the developer has planned.
The Guelph area continues to be a hot residential real estate market, though the trend appears to favour vendors these days.
“In Guelph it’s still very much a seller’s market,” Guelph & District Association of Realtors president Jeff Matteis said Monday.
“It’s a very strong seller’s market. There’s very good, strong demand,” local Re/Max Real Estate Centre sales representative Leslie Field concurred. “First-time home buyers are very active.”