Students envision new life for gritty corner of old Galt
By Kevin Swayze, Record staff
Living and working, learning and farming.
That’s the future University of Waterloo planning students see for my rough little corner of old Galt...
...Every year, Hammond assigns third-year students to research and create redevelopment plans for real problem spots. In recent years, student projects have reimagined the former MTD lawn mower factory on Ottawa Street in Kitchener, abandoned land at the west end of Hamilton Harbour, and an industrial corner in old Oakville.
Last summer, Hammond wanted to turn her students loose in Hespeler Village. But with some redevelopment already happening there, Cambridge planning commissioner Janet Babcock pointed Hammond to the forgotten Dundas-Beverly district of Galt.
Students were told to design an environmentally thrifty, compact residential and work district.