Special Council meeting this Wednesday Apr. 18th regarding 75 Dublin Street

75 Dublin isn’t in Ward 2, but it’s a controversial development proposal involving a proposed complex on top of Church Hill that would have an impact on the heritage aspect of Guelph’s most prominent view and on the immediate neighbourhood.  I won’t comment on my ‘take’ on this till I hear all the delegations and the full staff report, but I think it’s an important meeting for determining our growth and urban ‘built-form’ standards. The meeting is in City Hall council chambers at 6 pm.

Here are two links to recent articles and editorials about the issue.

Hope to see some of you Twovians there.

https://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion-story/8388088-land-swap-for-34-macdonell-could-be-a-win-win/

and

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/75-dublin-st-saga-before-city-council-for-special-meeting-again-893342?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email

 

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One response to “Special Council meeting this Wednesday Apr. 18th regarding 75 Dublin Street

  1. melissa dean

    Hi James
    Thanks for sharing this information. The mayor has publicly stated:“Protecting our character, our culture, our heritage, the way that our city has that neighbourly and welcoming community feel. It is something that we must always protect as we continue to grow,” Feb. 2018
    The Church/Basilica of our Lady has been designated a National Heritage Site. To erect a massive condo development right beside it which will block the views of the Basilica and detract from its majesty would be a tragic and irreversible decision. In addition, it will tower over the adjacent historic neigbourhood, and shade the playground of Central School. I urge anyone interested in the preservation of our City landmarks and heritage to attend this Council meeting on Wednesday.

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