Ontario Construction News staff writer
A project proposed at McKay Road West and Veterans Drive in Barrie includes more than 2,100 homes, an elementary school and mixed-use development block.
Michelle Banfield, the city’s director of planning and building, says the planning department has issued conditions of draft-plan approval for H&H Capital Group – a step that will lead to the first phase of development at 124, 180 and 228 McKay Rd. W.
It’s an 86-acre site currently zoned agricultural.
Through the technical review process, Banfield says “several items of importance” were identified as conditions of draft-plan approval, including provisions for affordable housing and traffic-calming measures that meet the city’s approval.
“This will allow for the construction of 327 single-detached residential units, 359 townhouse units, one elementary school, one neighbourhood park, and one mixed-use block that includes 100 high-density residential units which will be home to approximately 2,152 future Barrie residents,” Banfield wrote in a memo to council.
The applicant is “working toward satisfying the draft-plan conditions,” Banfield said, in order to allow for registration of the subdivision and building permits to be issued.
Subdivison servicing is expected in 2020 and construction should begin in 2021, Banfield said.