Category Archives: Planning & Development

A Parking Problem or a Driving Problem?

Streets in Ward 5 have a parking problem, there’s no doubt about it.  Essex Street is overwhelmed, and nearby overflow streets on Kent, Fountain, Surrey and Nottingham are just as crowded.  Why ?  Because they are within walking distance of … Continue reading

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Council Decision on 180 Gordon Scheduled for March 5

There has been significant community interest related to the townhouse condominium project proposed for 180 Gordon Street.   The application is scheduled to return to Council for a decision on Monday, March 5th.  A copy of the AGENDA  and PLANNING REPORTS. … Continue reading

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High? Low? Slim? Wide?

I had a call from a constituent today about one of the Environics survey questions re: highrise buildings in Guelph. For those who don’t know, the city is conducting a survey on the many issues that Guelph is currently facing … Continue reading

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CTV News Coverage of 716 Gordon Development Application

Thanks to RR, who sent a link to the CTV news clip re: 716 Gordon Street development application presentation to City Council on January 17, 2011.   View it here:

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Guelph Tribune Article re: 716 Gordon Development

Scaled back high-rise plans likely: councillor By DOUG HALLETT, Guelph Tribune News Jan 11, 2011 The proposal for two university student high-rises is likely to be changed significantly before council holds a final vote on the issue, says Coun. Leanne … Continue reading

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