Essa councillors approved an upset limit of $886,000 for construction
of a 2.3 hectare park in Baxter ahead of the 250 residential unit
subdivision by Brookfield Homes.
Brookfield has proposed building the multi-faceted park ahead of its
housing construction, with the agreement calling for a 2018 timeline.
The majority of funding will come from the prepayment of the parks and
recreation component of development charges - which is $775,000 ($3,100
x 250 homes). Essa will contribute the difference.
The proposed park is expected to include a dog park, playground, splash
pad, basketball court, washroom, parking, asphalt trails, gazebo, and