Proposed Third Metalworks Condo Above Guelph’s Height Limits

  • 07/27/17
  • |          Guelph

Fusion Homes is looking to construct a condominium for the Metalworks development that is taller than its land zoning permits.

Set to be heard at the committee of adjustment on Aug. 10, Fusion Homes is seeking a variance for the third phase of the project to allow a 12-storey building. Under the zoning for the land, the maximum height is 10 storeys.

In a letter attached to the application to the city, Neal Hallock, Fusion Homes’ director of land development and highrise, says the “proposed minor variance will have minimal, if any, impact on the surrounding neighbourhoods”.

Should the variance be granted, Fusion Homes says shovels could be in the ground as soon as the summer of 2018.

Pending approval, this would be the third condominium tower on the site, joining an already-completed 10-storey building and an 11-storey building currently under construction.

The application does not indicate how many units would be in this building.

Sitting on the land formerly occupied by the W.C. Wood appliance manufacturing plant, there will be more than 600 condominium units on the Metalworks site once it is completed, with five residential towers planned.

Earlier this year, it was announced that a heritage building complex on the north end of the site would be turned into a small-scale distillery, restaurant, and office space.

There are plans for the distillery to produce vodka and gin by Christmas 2018, with whisky coming three years later.

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