Belgrave expansion detailed at special public meeting
BY DENNY SCOTT
Morris-Turnberry ratepayers had their first glimpse of how Belgrave will continue developing during a special information meeting last week.
On Tuesday, May 29, at the Belgrave Community Centre, the Belgrave Community Growth plan was unveiled, revealing that approximately 79 acres of municipal land would be severed and sold, save a 9.8-acre parcel the municipality will develop for residential properties. The lands in question are on the southeast corner of the community, running north to Brandon Road. Six lots for sale will be created as a result of severances from the property ranging in size from 1.8 acres to 54.2 acres. As part of the plan, a subdivision will be created off the east end of Parker Drive and, depending on road and property layout, could include 17 to 20 lots. A parcel on London Road is also being kept with the potential of another 35 to 45 residential lots to be created someday.
The land parcels for sale are to be ready later this year, according to staff, though council hasn’t yet decided what method to use to sell the land (auction, request for proposals or other means may be used). The properties within the subdivision, once council chooses a prefered layout, could be ready to be sold as early as the fall of 2020.
The municipality is currently undertaking studies for the six surveys and will next seek out valuations on the lots. At that point, the municipality will be in a position to decide how to sell them. The current plan for the municipality is to develop and sell the residential lots once they are ready for market.