Guelph Bungalow May Be Replaced By Six-Storey Apartment Building

  • 10/2/17
  • |          Guelph

A single home on Gordon Street may soon be replaced with an apartment building.

On Oct. 10 at city hall, there will be a public meeting for the development of 1300 Gordon St. Pending approval, the bungalow on the site could be replaced with a  six-storey, 32-unit apartment building. There would also be a 46-spot parking lot for the property, with 43 of those spots being for residents.

The new building, proposed by Carousel Estates Homes, would join a number of other multi-residential buildings along that stretch of Gordon south of Edinburgh Road South.

It is expected the building would be completed by the end of 2020.

Plans are also being made to address a recognized deer crossing for the area.

According to an environmental impact study completed by Waterloo-based Natural Resource Solutions Inc. for the proposed development, a 10-metre undeveloped corridor through the property must be maintained in order to allow deer that use the area to continue to pass through.

There is also a 10 m corridor on the neighbouring Salvation Army. According to the concept plan for the proposed development, the new corridor would sit directly beside the one on the neighbouring property.

Between October 2015 and March 2016, a deer movement study — which involves setting up motion-triggered wildlife cameras — found that white-tailed deer were among the animals most frequently setting off the cameras.

In another report, also authored by Natural Resource Solutions Inc., 22 of the 162 trees inventories on the property are anticipated to be removed. Of those 22, six were identified as being in poor health or are classified as a fruit tree. Under the city’s tree bylaw, fruit trees and trees deemed to be in poor health that are cut down do not need to be compensated for, meaning the developer would be responsible for providing just 16 trees to the city.

Those wishing to speak to city council at the meeting are asked to call the city clerk’s office at 519-837-5603 or via email at no later than Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

Written comments will be accepted by the city clerk’s office until 10 a.m. on Oct. 6.

Planning documents and background material are available for viewing during regular office hours at city hall through Planning, Urban Design, and Building Services.

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