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Baxter development will include options for residents to tap into urban services

Posted February 8, 2018

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 side of 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."

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by Tony Veltri