The smallest unit is almost $300K, so none of the many retail workers on the strip will be moving in any time soon.
The most expensive is under $450K.
Add in another $25K if you want a parking spot.
A storage locker with indoor parking for your bike will add $5K.
Don’t forget property taxes and condo fees of 40 cents/sq.ft plus $30 for parking (per month). Each unit has its own gas furnace and air conditioner, so everyone pays their own utilities.
Bells Corners needs more residents but not much is happening apart from empty promises from the councillor. The problem-plagued stacked townhouse project between the new mosque and the legion was the last time housing units were added in Bells Corners, which helps explain why our population has decreased in the past 5 years.
Is everybody happy with the Gow’s project at the former restaurant site? Several groups (affected nearby residents and businesses) are opposing the developer’s plans.
They oppose allowing the developer to provide less than the required number of parking spaces and the other variances he is asking for, arguing that they don’t want more parking and traffic problems on their street. Already some of these Lynwood Village residents have no-parking-any-time zones in front of their homes, a privilege virtually no one else is denied.
One resident argued that the bizarre Northside intersection will become even more chaotic, congested and dangerous because of the new development. I guess their argument is “Bells Corners condos are good, but this is the wrong spot for them. NIMBY please.” Many nearby residents are still bitter about how powerful business interests allegedly cooked up the back room deals that got the controversial intersection built in the first place, with Jan Harder drawing up the final plans on a paper napkin.
The first round went to the opponents of the boutique-inspired condos at the Committee of Adjustment hearing.
The next step is a public hearing on the site plan this spring. If, as expected, the developer wins the second round, then it’s full speed ahead getting people to open their wallets. So far four buyers (average age 50+) have reserved a unit – no stairs to climb! Two of the units have been staked out by Lynwood Village homeowners who want to downsize and stay in the neighbourhood. If you’re curious the sales center is open Wednesdays 3-7 and Sundays 1-5.