Affordable housing units bump up size of proposed London apartment

An eight-storey apartment building may rise near Sarnia and Wonderland roads after a city council committee approved the 129-unit development Tuesday. The recommendation by council’s planning and environment committee for the proposed mid-rise tower at 520 Sarnia Rd. will go to city council for final approval. Horizen Developments plans to build the tower on the […]

Builder seeks second crack at Fanshawe College-area highrise plan

Its plans for a highrise apartment building across from Fanshawe College shut down by politicians, the developer behind the project is now asking city council for a do-over. Zelinka Priamo Ltd., on behalf of Red Maple Properties, is requesting its plan for a 24-storey residential tower at Oxford Street and Ayreswood Avenue be referred back […]

Condo builder prevented by court from reselling homes amid legal fight

Condominium buyers locked in a legal battle over whether the builder of their Tillsonburg homes can cancel the purchase and resell the units have been buoyed by a recent court ruling that prevents the units from being resold. Ontario Superior Court Justice Spencer Nicholson issued a “certificate of pending litigation” over the property, meaning the […]

Riverfront wrecking ball may set stage for showpiece development

The newest owner of London’s prime riverfront real estate has applied to demolish the former health unit building – a bid to clear 50 King St. and a possible harbinger of a landmark development. York Developments owns the site and the historic former courthouse next door, at 399 Ridout St., showpiece land at the forks […]

Politicians OK plan to weed out barriers to urban agriculture

From greenhouses to shipping containers, London is looking for new ways to grow food within city boundaries. Politicians on city council’s planning committee on Monday endorsed zoning changes and an addition to the London Plan to clear the way for more urban agriculture. The goal is to encourage Londoners to grow food, including in areas […]

How big is too big? Developer pitching 24-storey tower near Fanshawe College

A proposal to replace eight houses with a large student rental building on the “front step” of Fanshawe College is getting a frosty reception at city hall. The properties are on a future rapid transit line, with another apartment building next door, but the 24-storey proposal is double what’s allowed for the site under city […]

‘Outrageously slow’: Developer slams city for delays in housing-rich project

The redevelopment of the former London Psychiatric Hospital lands into a sprawling residential community is taking far too long, a developer says. Old Oak Properties bought the site at Oxford Street and Highbury Avenue for $17 million more than two years ago and applied for rezoning earlier this year after meeting city demands. But it […]

Little opposition anticipated to heritage designation at old Victoria Hospital site

City staff wants it to happen. The developer wants it. And a council committee likely does, too. A report going to city hall’s planning and environment committee on Nov. 22 urges council to give heritage protection to two buildings at 370 South St., the old Victoria Hospital lands, as part of a redevelopment of the […]