Tag: London planning

  • Coming to a London neighbourhood near you: Infill battles

    There’s a battle brewing in London neighbourhoods, a showdown pitting residents against city hall, and the fabric of communities is at stake. In one corner, city hall has an aggressive plan to build 47,000 homes and it wants nearly half of them on sites where buildings once stood, called infill development. That means townhouses and […]

  • 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 eyes vacant plot near downtown for 36-townhouse project

    A company plans to build 36 townhouse units on a vacant plot in London’s SoHo neighbourhood, a project that would spark growth in an area badly in need of it, say city politicians and a local businessperson.

  • 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 […]

  • The long road to London’s new policy for changing street names

    London is looking for a new plan on where and how to rename problematic streets, buildings and parks. A review of the existing policies at city hall won’t come back to council until 2023, a delay staff say is necessary to talk with community experts and get it right. “We need some time to really […]

  • 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 […]