New Condo Development Proposed in Collingwood’s West End
Back in 2006, a property in Collingwood’s west end, on the site of the former Beaconglow Motel, was approved for a hotel/condo development that never happened. In 2012, the 7 acre site was acquired by Harhay Developments and recently, they have brought forward their applications for a residential condominium plan with a commercial component.
The new plan calls for four, three-storey buildings with a total of 192 condo units made up of 84 one- bedroom units and 108 two- bedroom units. The site plan shows156 apartment units and 36 townhouse units with amenity spaces located in the middle and adjacent to each of the buildings in a “t” style format.
Parking is a combination of 158 underground parking spaces beneath the four buildings with additional surface parking around the site perimeter. The plans call for amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a playground and in addition, the plan includes a one-storey commercial plaza of about 11,000 sq ft.
At a public meeting last week, there were mixed reviews. Some area residents are concerned about traffic and noise impacts – especially on units in Lighthouse Point. Others supported the concept as being a better alternative to the currently approved condo/hotel zoning. You can read more about that here.
It will take time for this application to work its way through the planning approval process but developers are currently projecting occupancies in 2019.