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Huge new development proposed for south Guelph

Tricar wants to build a 491-unit complex just south of Brock Road Nursery on Gordon Street

A developer wants to build a six-building, 491-unit residential development on Guelph's southern tip.

The proposed high-density development by the Tricar Group, located on land just south of Brock Road Nursery at 1888 Gordon Street, would include two 14-storey buildings, one 10-storey building and two four-storey buildings.

The units would be predominantly apartments along with 21 townhouses.

The 3.19 hectare site currently contains a house and an accessory building.

A statutory public meeting on the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendment needed for the proposal takes place at City Council's planning meeting on April 10 starting at 6:30 p.m. The public has to register in advance to appear as a delegation on the matter.

The developer needs a zoning by-law amendment that would allow 14 storeys. Currently 10 is the maximum for that property.

The applicant also is seeking:

  • an official plan amendment from "general residential" to "high density residential"
  • townhouses as a permitted use
  • density easements that would allow 175 units per hectare as opposed to the current 150 units/hectare
  • side yard and distance between building allowances

Access to the development would be off Gordon Street and Poppy Drive. Parking would be provided by 700 underground parking spots.

Tricar, which owns the 18-storey condominium on Macdonell Street, made the new application earlier this year.

No decisions will be made April 10.

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