Larger homes planned, clubhouse eliminated from Waterford subdivision plans
Site of Villages of Waterford subdivision. (File Photo)
Tweaks have been made to the Villages of Waterford subdivision.
Larger homes, more standalone homes, and bigger frontages are in the works now that the housing count has been reduced from the original 218 in 2008 to about 135.
As well, a clubhouse activity centre similar to the facility in the Villages of Long Point development in Port Rowan has been eliminated.
Steve Edwards, a planning consultant with GHD of Whitby, explained to Norfolk council last week that the clubhouse concept has been deemed redundant.
“Adequate facilities in the area exist so that was removed,” he said.
This year will be a pivotal one for construction in Waterford. This is the year construction begins on a new, expanded sewage-treatment plant on Thompson Road West.
Construction of the Villages of Waterford subdivision is contingent on new capacity at the plant.
Construction of the new plant will coincide with the installation of new, in-ground infrastructure for the subdivision. The Villages of Waterford subdivision will be built on the former Hare farm in the north end of Waterford immediately west of Russell Street and Woodley Road.
Edwards said it will take three years to build the housing units. In-ground servicing will cost about $10 million while home construction will be worth about $60 million.
Proposed road names include Gibbons Street, Pursell Street, Hare Street, Beemer Street and Amber Street.
There have been concerns about the 30-acre subdivision creating drainage issues for residential areas to the south. Council heard last week that this shouldn’t be a problem as the developer will construct an on-site stormwater retention pond to collect and gradually release runoff.