Development at the former Sherwood Forest School site
If you have concerns during the construction, there are two contacts.
- Dave Tennant from Forest Park Homes is the developer. He has been very good to work with and having roots in the area, wants to see things go well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, a City has a “subdivision ambassador” – Jeff Shaughnessy. He acts as a go-between with the public, developers, and City Councillors for all matters related to new subdivision development. Although he doesn’t have a ‘magic wand’ that can solve all issues, he knows the temporary impacts to the surrounding area during development can raise some questions. He can be reached at P: 519.661.CITY(2489) x 4931 | C: 519.852.5220 or email@example.com
New Park Amenities for Sherwood Forest Park
The city is still set to construct the park this fall. This will depend on a few factors including the weather. The actual start date will be up to the City’s contractor, but the City will provide an update when start up nears. The first action on site will be removal of some trees in poor health. (The developer will be removing some trees as well on the part of the site that will be used for housing).
Park amenities will include a playground, open green space, large ‘park’ trees, a pollinator garden, seating areas, and pathway connections to the sidewalks. With the emphasis the City heard for trees, part of the plan includes making arrangements for larger caliper trees than would typically be planted in neighbourhood parks. The playground also will have more features than is typical for Neighbourhood Parks, including a play structure with multiple slides, and a separate area with two bays of swings (four total; one designed for toddlers, one that is accessible, and two standard size ones). The playground equipment is tentatively set for October installation.
If you have questions, the contact for this project from the City is listed below. She welcomes your questions.
P: 519.661.CITY (2489) x 1871 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an update from the developer:
We have ordered a sign directing traffic from the site from Wychwood to Annadale out to Wonderland, it’s hard to control the trades and suppliers arriving at the site vs. departing.
Next week fencing will be installed along with sediment control and tree protection. We are waiting on locates before we start moving earth, likely late next week.
We are going to start with the interior condo road/sewers 1st (September 18 – October 31). We will connect the water on Wychwood and Storm and Sanitary on Finsbury. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. Each are ½ day to a day job.
The big disruption will happen when we install the services to the 4 lots on Wychwood and 4 lots on Finsbury. This will take place end of October to the 1st 2 weeks of November. Two weeks prior to starting we are required to post signage and apply for a road closure permit through the City. The City will distribute the information to emergency services, LTC and I assume the different boards of education.
When we get closer to starting on Wychwood and Finsbury I will keep you updated daily if required.
Construction of the new housing on the portion of the site outlined in red will be starting next week. The first part of the work is always the most significant with dump trucks and excavators on site. The developer is meeting with his contractor next week to sort out details including which streets trucks will be using (the shortest route is usually the least disruptive) and the timing of the various parts of the project. We have also asked for a contact number so that anyone with concerns can get in touch. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Levin by Tuesday and he will pass them along right away so the developer has them in time for his meeting with his contractor.
Proposed Changes to the Metamora Entrance to the Medway Valley
The city is considering changes this spring to the Metamora entrance to the Environmentally Significant Area. In addition to replacing the railings, the following is proposed.
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