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County approves affordable 50-Unit mixed family & seniors building in Bradford West Gwillimbury

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The County of Simcoe County Council has approved a new 50-unit affordable housing project mixed family and seniors building in Bradford West Gwillimbury. This comes on land generously donated to the Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC) for this purpose by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

​These donated lands at 125 Simcoe Road, at the intersection of Simcoe Road and Marshview Boulevard, will create an attractive streetscape with good connectivity to transit and adjacent walking trails. The building will be within walking distance of the Town's future civic plaza, downtown commercial amenities, elementary schools, ample green space parks, and the nearby GO Station.​

Impact on Housing Targets:

  • In 2014, the County set a target to create 202 new affordable housing units in Bradford West Gwillimbury

  • ​Once this development is complete in 2023-2024 (pending approvals), the County and our partners will have achieved a minimum of 63% of our housing goals for the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury​

Updates

November 10, 2022

​The County has begun site preparation​ for the new affordable housing build in Bradford West Gwillimbury, including fencing and the addition of excavation and construction materials to the site. ​

July 5, 2022

November 26, 2021

The County of Simcoe is hosting two virtual public information sessions on Monday, December 6, 2021 using Microsoft Teams Live 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m to share background information and to seek input and feedback about the proposed building design and site layout.

Please R.S.V.P. your interest in attending a virtual public information session by e-mailing BWGdevelopment@simcoe.ca by December 2, 2021. This will ensure the link to the event can be provided to you in a timely manner. Additional information is available on this media advisory​.

November 29, 2021

Additional information about the proposed affordable housing development, to date, is available at County of Simcoe Social and Community Services and Housing  Development in Bradford West Gwillimbury Fact Sheet.​

December 7, 2021

The County would like to thank all those who took part in our Public Engagements on Monday, December 6. View our presentation here. You can also watch our evening Public Information Session. ​

February 28, 2022

The County of Simcoe has submitted application to the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury for Site Plan Control Approval (SPA). As part of the County's SPA submission the following plans and studies were included in support of the application:

  1. Site Plan with Zoning Matrix, dated December 15, 2021, prepared by MCL Architects;
  2. Concept Elevations, dated December 15, 2021, prepared by MCL Architects;
  3. Archaeology Phase 1 and 2 (Archaeological Assessment), prepared by AMICK Consultants Limited;
  4. Servicing & Stormwater Management Report, dated December 15, 2021, prepared by Pearson Engineering;
  5. Engineering Drawing Set, dated December 2021, prepared by Pearson Engineering Ltd. which includes the following:
    • D-1 Notes and Details 1 of 2,
    • D-2 Notes and Details 2 of 2,
    • G-1 Site Grading Plan,
    • S-1 Site Servicing Plan,
    • TM-1 Pre-Development Storm Catchment Plan,
    • TM-2 Post Development Storm Catchment Plan &
    • P-1 Environmental Protection Plan;
  6. Electrical Site Plan, prepared by Tristar Engineering;
  7. Lighting Plan with Photometric Analysis, prepared by Tristar Engineering;
  8. Landscape Plans 1 - 7 & Details, dated December 15, 2021, prepared by JDB Associates Ltd.;
  9. Tree Inventory & Preservation Plan, dated December 15, 2021, prepared by JDB Associates Ltd.;
  10. Environmental Impact Study, dated February 23, 2022, prepared by Cambium Inc.;
  11. Traffic Impact Study including parking analysis, dated February 1, 2​022, prepared by JD Northcote Engineering Inc.;
  12. Geotechnical Investigation, dated January 2022, prepared by Peto MacCallum Ltd.; and
  13. Environmental Noise Assessment, dated February 1, 2022, prepared by Valcoustics Canada Ltd.​​​

April 26, 2022

The County of Simcoe has provided a second submission to the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury for Site Plan Control Approval (SPA). As part of the County's SPA submission the following plans and studies have been submitted and/or updated, based on comments received from review agencies:

  1. Site Plan with Zoning Matrix, dated December 15, 2021, revised April 11, 2022, prepared by MCL Architects;
  2. Concept Elevations, dated December 15, 2021, revised April 11, 2022, prepared by MCL Architects;
  3. Hydrogeological Site Assessment, dated April 8, 2022, prepared by Peto MacCallum Ltd.;
  4. LSRCA Hydrogeological Submission Acknowledgement and Checklist, dated April 25, 2022, prepared by Peto MacCallum Ltd.;
  5. Geotechnical Review of Drainage Channel Side Slopes, dated April 21, 2022, prepared by Peto MacCallum Ltd.;
  6. Stormwater and Servicing Report, dated December 15, 2021, revised April 2022, prepared by Pearson Engineering;
  7. Engineering Drawing Set, dated December 2021, revised April 20, 2022, prepared by Pearson Engineering Ltd. which includes the following:
    • ND-1 Notes and Details 1 of 4,
    • ND-2 Notes and Details 2 of 4,
    • ND-3 Notes and Details 3 of 4,
    • ND-4 Notes and Details 4 of 4,
    • G-1 Site Grading Plan,
    • SS-1 Site Servicing Plan,
    • STM-1 Pre-Development Storm Catchment Plan,
    • STM-2 Post Development Storm Catchment Plan,
    • STM-3 External Storm Catchment Plan, and
    • EP-1 Environmental Protection Plan;
  8. Electrical Site Plan, dated September 2021, revised April 8, prepared by Tristar Engineering;
  9. Lighting Plan with Photometric Analysis, dated October 20231, revised April 12, 2022, prepared by Tristar Engineering;
  10. Landscaping Drawing Set, dated December 15, 2021, revised April 14, 2022, prepared by JDB Associates Ltd. which includes the following:
    • Landscape Plans 1 - 8 & Details; and,
    • TP-1 -Tree Inventory & Preservation Plan; and​​​
  11. Planning Rationale, dated April 2022, prepared by Rachelle Hamelin, RPP, County of ​Simcoe.

Quick Facts:

What and Where?

  • The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has donated lands at 125 Simcoe Road for the purpose of affordable housing

  • Proposed 50-unit affordable rental mixed family and seniors building, includes a County of Simcoe Social and Community Services office on the ground floor

  • The location at the corner of Simcoe Road and Marshview Boulevard creates an attractive streetscape and good connectivity to transit and pedestrian walkways
  • The building will be within walking distance to the Town's future civic plaza, downtown commercial amenities, elementary schools, ample green space parks, and the GO station

Why?

  • This will assist in achieving the County's 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy's (AHHPS) targets, providing affordable accommodations for those in need of housing

  • A commitment has been made through the AHHPS to achieve a​ minimum of 2,685 new affordable housing units throughout the region by 2024

  • This new low-rise building will create an additional 50 units in the area, allowing more people to have stable and affordable housing where they can continue to contribute to their community for themselves and future generations

Building Design

  • MCL Architects created the preliminary design with respect to the development

  • Incorporates a strong residential feel that is harmonious with the existing neighbourhood and compatible with future civic use of nearby land

  • Promotes age friendly and accessible buildings that are inclusive of both families and seniors
  • The four-storey structure is anchored with brick on lower floors for a residential look that is cost effective and energy efficient