Simcoe housing project OK’d
A Brantford developer has received the green light to build townhouses on a vacant section of the former Norfolk Co-op property in downtown Simcoe.
“This application would have a positive impact on assessment growth, water and wastewater revenue and tax revenues,” senior planner Alisha Cull said in a report to Norfolk council, which approved the 14 townhouses last week.
The property begins at Stanley Street and Head Street South and runs nearly the entire length of Head Street South.
Developer Danny Dedominicis was represented by J.H. Cohoon Engineering, also of Brantford.
Norfolk council had plans this year to rebuild Head Street South but deferred the project because of the townhouse application.
By putting off the rebuild for a year, Dedominicis and the municipality will be able to co-ordinate the installation of services at the townhouse development with the installation of services beneath the travelled portion of Head Street South.
The project’s approval is subject to nearly 60 conditions related to landscaping, the planting of trees, cash-in-lieu of parkland, a traffic study and other considerations.