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Guelph's Innovation District is now in its secondary plan

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The City of Guelph has jumped the next hurdle in its plan to develop 1,000 acres of land into an urban village.

The future space on the east end of the Royal City will feature homes, businesses, parks, trails, and shops.

The secondary plan which is now in effect focuses on the future site of mixed-use communities that will provide people with a place to live, work, shop, play, and learn.

Melissa Aldunate is a Manager with the City of Guelph’s Policy Planning and Urban Design Services. She tells 570 NEWS what the space, like Cambridge’s Gaslight District, will look like. “It’s going to be an urban greenspace with beautiful homes and buildings, and a place where the city’s tech and health sectors can thrive. There’s two parks, and a number of trails.”

The “Innovation District” as it’s called, was approved by city council in 2014. Now the next step is working with Queen’s Park, which is one of the majority landowners of the development.

The GID lands are bordered by York Road to the north, Watson Parkway South to the east, the City of Guelph official limit to the south, and Victoria Road South to the west.