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General Suburban Updates and Rumours
(09-18-2017, 09:21 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Noticed that the development lands between Greenhouse Rd and Hopewell Creek along highway 7 are well in to the grading and SWM pond creation phase. A huge number of large machines all lined up along there on Sunday.

Is there anything preventing full development between Kitchener/Cambridge and Guelph? I'd imagine withe the upgrades to hwy 7 that this would be very desirable development land. In a few decades will it be the quad-cities?
Waterloo Region has a development boundary. Unless they change the boundary, development won't occur past Breslau as you can see in this image. 
[Image: Map-7.jpg]

Does Guelph have something similar? It would be unfortunate if those rural areas were absorbed by the suburbs. I love cycling through that area.
Ontario's Places to Grow Act map for the area clearly shows non-urban (eg countryside) uses between Waterloo and Guelph with no plans to merge the two urban areas.
*sigh*...so much "Prime agricultural land" still within the boundary.

I suspect that despite the plans, the space between Guelph and KW will still go. There's going to be pushback against such policies of course, and even if they are eventually locked down, the enormous investment the highway represents is likely to going to make economic concerns overriding in that area. It's the same reason I would strongly oppose any highway through the greenbelt. No matter how strong the protections are, money is incredibly powerful, and when the government has such substantial investments in infrastructure, it's very easy to let the line move a little bit.
How many interchanges are planned for the new highway between the Region's countryside line and it's Guelph equivalent (if there is one)?
Elmira Road is Guelph's urban growth boundary, so I guess that interchange is within the boundary- just. Likewise for Shantz Station- is it just outside or just inside our boundary?
This news about redevelopment of the Satellite Motel for affordable and market housing struck me as good news in terms of affordable housing, and good news for Hespeler Rd. As long as somebody saves the rocket ship .... Wink

A for lease sign out front of The Descartes building has recently been marked leased.

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