What's planned for the land behind the mall?

August 9, 2023
What's planned for the land behind the mall?

A fourth large housing development proposed for West Royalty could soon be heading to a public meeting. Flourish Development Group is seeking a development concept plan to build more than 250 housing units on an eight-acre parcel of land between Canadian Tire and Mount Edward Road. If the development is eventually approved, it would consist of a mixture of stacked townhouses and apartment buildings, ranging in height from 2.5 to 6 floors, and would be built in two phases over five years.

๐Ÿ”— Plan: here's a link to a PDF presentation for this project (1.7MB)

The proposal went before Charlottetownโ€™s planning board Tuesday. While some members had initial hesitations, the board voted unanimously to recommend that council send the concept plan to a public meeting. Some members felt not enough information was available to fully answer potential questions about a proposed north / south collector road that will eventually connect Spencer Drive to St. Marthaโ€™s Court.

If this development is triggering dรฉjร  vu, you're far from alone. Just last month, a public meeting discussed a concept plan for a large housing project situated immediately north of the current proposal.

During Tuesdayโ€™s planning board meeting, a member highlighted the fact that this development is just one of several in the area. They inquired about the total number of units planned among all the proposals but didn't receive a response. Fortunately for readers of Island Edition, I took it upon myself to uncover that information during my day off on Monday. I even made a map!

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โ€So, what's planned for the land behind the mall? Here's a breakdown:

This map shows four separate developments georeferenced into a single map with shapes showing proposed buildings, shaded by number of floors. Island Edition map.

โ€Sherwood Crossing - APM Commercial (announced 2020)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Apartment Units: 314 units
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Townhouse Units: 36 - 48 (18 completed)

โ€St. Marthaโ€™s Court - Dunn Group / Evolve Group (announced 2021 / 2023)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Apartment Units: 136 units (24 completed, 45 under construction)
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Townhouse Units: unknown

โ€257 to 269 Mount Edward Road - RYCH Investments Inc. (announced 2022)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Apartment Units: 438
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Townhouse Units: 26

โ€247 toย 251 Mount Edward Road - Flourish Development Group (announced 2023)

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Apartment Units: 217
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Townhouse Units: 36

Total Units: 1,203 - 1,215

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Apartment Units: 1,105
๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Townhouse Units: 98 - 110

Note: these numbers are based on available documents. While best effort was made to give accurate totals, some conflicting information made the task a bit challenging. Like any proposed development, expect changes.

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