City of Guelph picks location for 25-acre park

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Acquiring land for a 25-acre park could cost the City of Guelph more than $37 million, the landowner said at a virtual council meeting this week.

Lawyer Trenton Johnson, who represents Thomasfield Homes said the $37.4 million price is based on “the highest and best value of the land at full market value as designated residential.”

He advised council to delay the decision for further consultation with various landowners in the area.

“We strongly object” to the location, he said during the virtual council meeting.

Council voted  in favour of putting the park on Springfield Golf and Country Club on the east side of Gordon Street south of Clair Road, upholding an earlier committee vote to put the park on the Springfield property.

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