New Niagara Falls development gets okay to build townhouses, semi’s


Published March 6, 2023 at 3:38 pm

Developer Forest Gate Group will build 26 semi-detached homes, 109 townhouses and 140 stacked townhouse apartments at 3770 Montrose Rd.

The former Canadian Tire plaza on Montrose Rd. in Niagara Falls is about to see a lot of new housing after city council lifted the holding order on the site at last week’s meeting.

That opens the door for developer Forest Gate Group to build 26 semi-detached homes, 109 townhouses and 140 stacked townhouse apartments on the 4.54 hectare site at 3770 Montrose Rd.

While the lot was rezoned from commercial to “residential low density, group multiple dwelling zone” last year, the city’s planning act slapped a holding on the property “to ensure the landowner submitted a record of site condition on the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Brownfields Environmental Site Registry, and to provide a copy of the Ministry’s acknowledgement to the satisfaction of the Niagara Region.”

When Forest Gate Group satisfied that pre-requisite, the city yanked the holding. “The Region is satisfied the
requirements for lifting the H symbol have been met and have no objections. Therefore, Staff are satisfied the H symbol can be lifted from the subject lands,” said the planning report.

The new subdivision will be in the Carmel neighbourhood and will be surrounded by low-rise residential (detached homes), a major road corridor (the QEW is directly behind the property) and commercial uses.

With 270 units in total on the site, 51 per cent will be the stacked townhouse apartments, 40 per cent will be straight townhouses and nine per cent will be semi-detached housing.

There will be 129 townhouses in the 3770 Montrose Road development in Niagara Falls.


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