Public meeting for 214-home Cornwall subdivision

A 214-home subdivision will be built at this site, looking northeast at the end of Cameron Crescent in Cornwall, Ont. The Cornwall Planning Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting tonight. Picture taken Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated at 8:19 a.m. Monday to correct a reference to the florist shop on Baldwin Avenue. The property is the former Whittaker Brothers Florist, not Roy’s Florist as is stated in the planning notice of public meeting.

CORNWALL – The public will hear details tonight (Monday) on a 190-lot subdivision in the north-central section of Cornwall.

KEM Development has plans to build on 35 acres (14 hectares) of land, east of Pitt Street and immediately south of South Branch Road.

This is the continuation of the first two phases of the Northwoods Forest Subdivision, off Mercier Avenue East, Mauricy Street, Cameron Crescent and Laidlaw Avenue.

The next eight phases will see a total of 214 units, comprised of 127 single homes, 39 more homes on smaller lots and 24 semi-detached units.

In addition to having the public meeting to have the plans reviewed, there are zoning amendments sought to reduce the depth for some of the rear yards from 10 meters to 9 meters (32.8 feet to 29.5 feet) and allow one lot with a rear yard of 8 meters (26.2 feet).

The same developer also has plans to turn the former Whittaker Brothers Florist property at 304 Baldwin Avenue into a subdivision with six homes, which is also part of the public meeting.

Cornwall’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting starts at 7 p.m.

Looking south from the intersection of Julien Street in South Stormont and South Branch Road, these woods will be the future site of a 214-home development. The subdivision is the subject of a public meeting at the Cornwall Public Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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