Baxter development will include options for residents to tap
into urban services
Brookfield Homes' cost to build 253 new houses in Baxter will include
paying for designing and constructing the sanitary sewer pumping
station, shallower wet well and force main that will connect the new
subdivision to the sewage plant in Angus. Additionally, a water pumping
station and watermains that tap into the Collingwood to Alliston
pipeline to service it.
The developer is required to build enough capacity to accommodate
existing residents in the community the opportunity to connect, though
Essa mayor Terry Dowdall told Free Press Online, "at this moment we
have not discussed mandatory hook-up."
"We will be reaching out to the residents for comments, and to let them
know that if they do hook-up at the same time as the new development it
will be the cheapest option as costs will be shared with a larger
amount of users," he said.
Brookfield, which is currently building in Treetops Alliston, and
Tottenham, purchased the draft plan approved C.L. Marshall Farms
property in 2016. It is located between Denney Drive on the east, and
the CP tracks on the west, and north of Murphy Road.
Construction on an approximate $1 million park gets underway this year.
Other works include an external stormwater management block on the east
Denney Drive and traffic signals at the intersection of Murphy
Road and Denney Drive.
"The sewage pumping station will be setback and finished with siding to
appear as if a residence so as to blend in with the neighbourhood,"
according to a planning report. "It is proposed to be positioned in the
park adjacent to washrooms and a splashpad to help to discharge the
wastewater from these facilities."