Knocking it out of the park
New development gets park ahead of schedule
The front ending agreement that was reached with Mattamy is a policy that was established after the last municipal election. This agreement asks the developper to construct parks as it builds the new community, so that those moving into the homes won’t have to wait years to enjoy their public green space.
"It’s something I heard a lot at the door during the last election," said Blais. "Families would be waiting six or seven years for a park to be built and by that time their kids had grown and weren’t in need of a play structure anymore.
In addition to the front ending agreement, Mattamy is also contributing an additional $355,279 above and beyond what would otherwise be spent on building the parks.
The two parks have a total value of $904,304 with the City contributing $549,023 from development charges and Mattamy contributing $355,279, over one third of the cost.
Plans for the Phase one park, which is believed to be completed by the end of the year, include a play structure, shade structure, pathways and more.