Developer plans new 500 to 800 home subdivison in Barrie

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

At least 500 new houses are coming to Barrie, but the development could actually grow to over 800 homes on Mapleview Drive East.

Jones Consulting Group submitted an application for a zoning by-law amendment and plan of subdivision on behalf of Honeyfield Bemp 2 Ltd. and Bemp 2 Holdings, recently, for property at 515 Mapleview Dr. E., located on the south side of the road between Dean Avenue and Madelaine Drive, according to BarrieToday.ca.

The purpose of a red-line revision to the draft subdivision plan would be to enlarge a mixed-use block on the west side of the property and for minor adjustments to residential lots and streets – increasing the plan to 847 homes, depending on the future built form on the proposed mixed-use blocks, according to the developers.

Since the draft plan was approved in 2017, the developer decided to adjust frontages and the layout to create a more compact built form, and enlarge the neighbourhood mixed-use, say city staff.

The previous zoning-bylaw amendment and draft plan of subdivision were approved in 2017. A staff report is expected before the end of the year.

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