Terra View Homes plans 34-acre energy efficient community in Guelph

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Terra View Homes is says it is gearing up for the launch of residential home sales in its NiMa Trails project in Guelph’s north end, beginning this fall.

The 34-acre project will include 360 units of multiblock and single-detached homes built to the Net Zero Ready standard in a variety of layouts,  from 1,700 to 3,600 sq. ft.. The multi-phase community infrastructure for Phase 1A and 1B is nearing completion, the company says.

The site will also include proposed commercial and office space, a community trail, three wetland areas, and a large community park.

“It is incredibly exciting to finally be launching this project and all it has to offer to those looking to purchase a new home in this vibrant community,” Terra View Homes president David Brixsaid in a statement on Tuesday. “We’re looking forward to bringing this unique addition to the Guelph residential market.”

The development will include Terra Condos, scheduled to break ground in the coming months. Selected as one of the 16 projects chosen to be a part of the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Building Standard pilot program in 2017, the construction of Terra will help create and inform the CaGBC’sZero Carbon Building Standard for energy efficient buildings and future building stock across the country., the developer says.

“Terra Condos is set to be one of the first of its kind in Canada—a modern, socially responsible boutique condo building that leaves zero carbon footprint by drawing on green power from solar and geothermal energy sources,” the statement says.

The Terra condo building will encompass four storeys with 15 customizable two-bedroom condo suites in addition to one two-bedroom plus a den suite, the statement says.

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