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Waterdown South to house 8,900 residents

Waterdown South to house 8,900 residents

By Dianne Cornish,

Waterdown residents got a preview Wednesday night of what to expect in upcoming residential growth. Details of the draft secondary plan for Waterdown South were unveiled for about 60 residents attending a public information meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Hall on Centre Road.
Waterdown South is a 180-hectare (444-acre) land mass bounded by Dundas Street East, Mountain Brow Road, Flanders Drive and Kerns Road. Within the next five to 10 years, it is destined to hold 3,500 dwelling units and 8,900 residents.

Paul Lowes, a planning consultant hired by the City of Hamilton, outlined the preferred plan, which includes a mixture of low-density and medium-density housing, a seniors’ lifestyle development between Evans and Kerns Road, a neighbourhood plaza on the south side of Dundas Street, three parks, and designated sites for public and Catholic elementary schools.

The plan also includes a four-lane arterial road, which runs north-south through the subdivision lands, exiting onto Dundas Street opposite Burke Street. The road is being proposed as a continuation of the Waterdown Road corridor which will branch off onto Mountain Brow Road before heading northerly on the arterial road on the west side of Waterdown South.

A collector road will serve as an east-west spine through the area.

Residents asked questions about increased traffic, patterns of road traffic, protection of natural heritage features, school accommodation pressures, bike paths and traffic signals.

A final version of the Secondary Plan is expected to be presented at a public meeting in September when it will come before Hamilton city council.
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