As many as 4,500 residential units coming to Welland waterfront

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Published May 19, 2022 at 11:07 am

Welland has confirmed that a developer, LIV Communities, will be building between 3,800 and 4,500 residential units in the lands known as Northern Reach.

That area, situated to the west of the recreational canal from Woodlawn Road north to Merritt Road, containing some 62 hectares of waterfront property, will now see development will contain a mixed-use residential and a commercial block that features outdoor patio areas with a canal and park views.

“This development will showcase our city’s natural beauty along the canal,” said Welland CAO Steve Zorbas. “With splash pads, playgrounds, washrooms, and more in the central and neighbourhood parks, our community is afforded some wonderful amenities to enjoy and get active. We’re excited to see LIV’s vision come to life.”

Welland will also gain a half million dollars to its coffers as LIV Communities will give $50,000 per year for 10 years for the naming right to a City-owned Facility. The city has not yet said which facility.

A major connection in the development will includes a pedestrian bridge from Merritt Island to the Seawall Mall area. The developer will also work with the City to explore the feasibility of a potential beach area or alternate public swimming feature near the Canal Trail.

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