Former Oakville hospital lands sold, plan for residential site moves ahead
Published May 4, 2022 at 4:31 pm
The sale of future residential lands on the former Oakville hospital site have been finalized.
Fernbrook Homes has agreed to purchase the lands, which include the former Oakville Trafalgar High School (OTHS), and follow the Town of Oakville’s approved draft. That includes a plan for a subdivision which allows for 19 single detached dwelling lots along MacDonald Road and Allan Street, 16 townhomes internal to the site and a new public street on the lands.
As part of the sale of the property, Fernbrook Homes is also committing to construct all dwellings to complement the existing mature residential neighbourhood and maintain the character of the community as intended in the Town’s official plan.
“This milestone marks a significant step forward in redevelopment plans for the former hospital site,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “There’s been a lot of engagement and collaboration between the town and neighbouring residents on the redevelopment of these lands to ensure it reflects the needs and wishes of local residents.
“I am confident Fernbrook Homes will fulfill our expectations and deliver a resident area that complements the character of the current neighbourhood.”
The Former Hospital Site Project was launched in 2016 and focuses on the Town working with community partners to create a vibrant community centre and park, future residential area and seniors-oriented housing district.
That includes conservation of OTHS as part of the seniors-oriented housing, as well as a passive park space (Wyndham Parkette) along Allan Street.
“We’re very excited about the possibilities this new community in beautiful, historic south east Oakville is going to offer homeowners,” said Joe Salvatore, President and CEO, Fernbrook Homes. “We are committed to offering homes that will complement and enhance the historic charm of this well-established neighbourhood.”
The overall site master plan was endorsed by Town Council back on June 27, 2017.
Redevelopment of the former hospital lands is being rolled out in phases with the building of the Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre and Neighbourhood Park which opened in September of 2020.
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