And with time running out on the current term of council and an October
2018 municipal election, the County is looking for "renewed options" to
Innisfil Heights, located in the area around Innisfil Beach Road and
Hwy 400, is a designated employment area in the provincial growth
plan, and is tagged with a "potential for 2,700 new jobs by 2031 plus
additional spinoff employment."
Full infrastructure upgrades are estimated to cost approximately $200
million, which was beyond Innisfil's debt capacity, and without
development prospects for upfront funding.
"Though final decisions have not yet been made on the exact details, it
is anticipated that water and wastewater infrastructure will be
required along Innisfil Beach Road," according to the report to County
councillors on the March 13 agenda. "The County will be widening and
reconstructing this corridor beginning in 2018, and provisions are
being made within the first intersection contracts at County Road 4 and
County Road 54 to accommodate water and wastewater piping to avoid
going back after the intersection contracts are complete. It will be
necessary to work with the Town to determine the exact location and
configuration of other
infrastructure. The Town is also asking for the County to place a trail
within this corridor to connect to the Innisfil Heights area."