Concept drawings, showing what city-owned land by the sea might look like, are now on the city’s website for viewing.
The concepts outline the planned architectural concepts for the property that the city is selling – subject to due diligence – to Bayloc Developments Inc. with Zancor as a partner.
The property spans approximately 8.4 acres, between Spruce Street and Third Street, north of Mosley Street and south of Beach Area 1.
The redevelopment of city-owned land in the prime beach area will include mixed-use buildings with retail space and restaurants on the ground floor, and residential units above, with multiple interactive public access points to the beach. A public square to host events and gatherings is also part of the project. All of this is consistent with the design principles of the Downtown Master Plan and Urban Design Guidelines.
The city is planning investments in streetscape to support the revitalized area, including the creation of an elevated waterfront promenade – where Beach Drive currently exists – with various pedestrian features.
Concept drawings available for review include mapping that shows where structures and features will be located.
During the 120-day due diligence period, Bayloc and Zancor will work with planning staff to refine their development concepts. Work will also begin on a Master Development Agreement to establish an overall planning framework for the project which is to be presented to council for consideration during the due diligence period.
Bayloc – doing business as Baycliffe Communities – is an experienced builder with projects across Ontario, including Whitby, Ajax, Brampton, Bolton, Burlington, Woodbridge and Wasaga Beach. Corso Milanoa Woodbridge development, comprises 200 homes and 120 condominium apartments in a multi-story, mixed-use development.
Zancor Homes is another veteran builder with projects across Ontario. King terraces in King City and Branch in Oakville are some of the company’s promising multi-story condominium developments. The recently completed Expression the multi-story mixed-use residential development on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill features ground-level retail as well as multiple floors of residential units. Zancor has a long history of building in Wasaga Beach, including one of its newest projects – River bank.
Visit the city’s Build Wasaga portal to learn more about our efforts to redevelop municipally owned land on the main waterfront.