Boblo subdivision plan includes 209 additional lots

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Windsor Star/Julie Kotsis

A proposed subdivision for the south end of Boblo Island that developers say would double or triple the current tax base received unanimous support from Amherstburg councillors Monday night.

Developer Dominic Amicone and vice-president of Amico Properties Cindy Prince presented the draft plan for the 209-lot development that would see 160 single detached homes and 49 semi-detached homes added to the island’s approximately 200 units on the north end.

That figure is substantially less than the “fullest potential” design that would have created 1,800 lots, said Prince in addressing council and a large public gathering.

In addition, Prince said 25 acres – or 32 per cent of the project’s area – will be dedicated green space. Situated mainly in the centre of the development, the forested area will “attract endangered species currently on the island” and allow for connections to the water’s edge to create “wildlife corridors,” Prince said.

To ensure the protection of the shoreline, the developer will retain ownership of a strip of land around the perimeter of the island so no docks can be built. And a designated national environmentally protected woodlot at the southern tip will continue to be undeveloped. [Read More]