South Guelph Development Coming Back To Council

  • 05/18/18
  • |          Guelph

A proposed commercial development from three years ago will be making its way back to council next month — but this time, the developer is also looking to include residential.

A public meeting has been scheduled for June 11 at city hall for the revised application for 132 Clair Rd. W. Under the new application, the landowners are looking to divide the property for a number of different uses: a commercial block, stacked townhouses, apartments, future development blocks and a stormwater management block.

The property is located in between the recently opened Longo’s grocery store and the Clair Road Emergency Services Centre.

When the proposal first came to council in late 2015, the residential components were not included.

According to the resubmission letter, the initial development was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board — now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) — “for non-decision in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act.” The appeal is listed on LPAT’s website, but with no hearings scheduled or past ones listed.

Prior to its current owners, Sobeys Capital Incorporated had owned the property at 132 Clair Rd. W., with plans to build a Sobeys grocery store on the site.

In 2013, the City of Guelph approved construction on the property. However, the land remained vacant.

The public meeting for the new proposal for 132 Clair Rd. W. is slated for June 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.

Those looking to register as a delegate for this meeting are asked to contact the city clerk’s office no later than 10 a.m. on June 8. The clerk’s office can be reached at 519-837-5603, via email at or in person at city hall.

Delegates can also register online at

Written comments can also be submitted to the city clerk’s office, and will be accepted until 10 a.m. on June 8.

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