The site plan application for the development on the former Sherwood Forest School site will be presented at a public participation meeting before the Planning Committee of City Council at City Hall on January 7th no earlier than 5:15 pm. Our Councillor, Phil Squire, is a member of this committee.
The city’s report outlines what will be built on the site (15 single detached vacant land condo units) as well as the landscaping plan. Four single family homes will also be built along each of Wychwood Park and Finsbury (see the drawing in the report). Access to the development will be via Wychwood Park at Scarlett. A widening of the road in this area will be required.
The agent for the developer has told us that construction of the 15 condo units would likely start in March 2019. The single family lots have been offered for sale and will be built by others.
This is the culmination of a process that started when the school was slated for closure in 2012. The development is keeping with what the neighbourhood was presented with at the AGM and the meeting held at the Medway Arena in April.
If you have questions, you can contact (519-661-CITY) the planner who wrote the report, Vanessa Santos (x4847) or her manager, Michael Pease (x7601). One or both of them will be back in their offices on January 2nd.
The open house to discuss amenities for the rest of the site, which will become a city park, is slated for the evening of Wednesday, February 6th (time and location to be announced). You will be getting a letter from the City with details.