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09-30-2011, 08:00 PM
This new development is well on its way to having services in. More greenfield development in west Waterloo. 610
09-30-2011, 08:34 PM
There is a lot of information on this development located here (http://city.waterloo.on.ca/Portals/57ad7180-c5e7-49f5-b282-c6475cdb7ee7/DS_DA_DevApp_documents/Vista_PlanRt_3.pdf):
Thanks for posting BigCityBoy.
09-30-2011, 10:33 PM
Yep, unfortunately this development is being built-out by a conglomerate of your usual suspects - eastforest et. al, fusion, etc. Unfortunately not Thomasfield. More champions of chintz, i imagine. Lots of vinyl, cheap as chips and with limited lasting qualities. Still, there's nothing like perserverance in what was an open market for builders about ten years ago and Eastforest has definitely taken the bulls by the horn. In my opinion a crying shame for the recent housing stock in K-W and through no fault of their own - if it sells, build it. Why go the extra tenth of a mile?
09-30-2011, 10:49 PM
So will this be as far west as suburban Waterloo will extend?
09-30-2011, 10:55 PM
Yes, unless they amalgamate Wilmot. it's right up against the line - that road to the west is actually in Wilmot. There was a broo hahaha when there was a request to tar and chip it and someone went ahead and did it before it passed council. Not sure if that was the Waterloo side or the Wilmot side but i believe it was Wilmot who went ahead and did it while it was still up for debate - much dissent between the two councils (you can imagine)...none on the part of the developers, of course, as it allows heavy vehicles to pass much more easily along that line. There is much speculation that Wilmot will be amalgamated with Kitchener, at least.
10-01-2011, 12:48 AM
There is much speculation that Wilmot will be amalgamated with Kitchener, at least.
From what I understand, the townships are less than keen to either amalgamate or cede territory to Waterloo, Kitchener, or Cambridge. Given the province's push for Places to Grow, I don't see it happening anytime soon. Kitchener and Cambridge have ample greenfield space within their boundaries already.
10-01-2011, 01:14 AM
Of course Wilmot is opposed to an amalgamation. They have the voting rights of what, 14,000 in a region of 525,000 plus? It's not on the cards for the immediate future but some feel it is is inevitable in the mid to long term (i.e within 20 years). In that case, Alder Lake will be the largest and most desirable real estate lake-front location from here to Conestoga. Buy it up, boys. The future is right around the corner. Currently. lake-front on Adler is worth about $280-380 k's . in the future, that will be worth millions.
10-01-2011, 10:47 AM
For those interested here is the Region of Waterloo's Growth Management Strategy. Which shows that Waterloo will not extend past the Wilmot Line
10-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Hi BigCityBoy, out of curiousity, you indicated "Unfortunately not Thomasfield". Are they considered good builders?
10-07-2011, 10:32 PM
Hi KWrealestate - yes i would consider Thomasfield to be one of the better builders in the Waterloo-Wellington area - unfortunately they are largely Wellington County based. Their houses are very well-built and designed. One of their only developments in Waterloo region is located at Hopewell Heights in Breslau.
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