More housing developments on the horizon for Chatham-Kent

Rendering of mixed-use building proposed for Queen Street North in Tilbury (via municipality of CK)

A handful of new housing projects are going up for Chatham-Kent council approval on Monday night.

In the first case, councillors will vote on whether or not to approve a by-law amendment that would allow for the building of a new mixed-use commercial/residential building in Tilbury.

The proposed location for the building is Queen Street North near Louise Street, which is currently a vacant lot.

“The building is planned to contain 32 residential apartment dwellings within the second to fourth storey and commercial space at ground level,” read the staff report.

Councillors will vote on a by-law amendment to permit the development of some new townhouses in Chatham as well.

Site of proposed townhouses on Park Avenue West in Chatham

If approved, the plan is to construct one 4-unit townhouse dwelling on Park Avenue, just east of Howard Street. According to the report going to council, each unit would have a detached garage.

The community of Blenheim could also be getting some more homes. Municipal staff is recommending a by-law amendment to permit single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and townhouse dwellings to be added to the existing Lanz Park Subdivision on Lanz Boulevard in order to adapt to changing housing needs.

“This subdivision was approved by municipal council in 2004,” the report stated. “At the time of draft approval, the plan included a mix of single-detached dwellings on both sides of Lanz Boulevard and townhouse dwellings at the end of several cul-de-sac streets off the north side of Lanz Boulevard…At this time, the developer is proposing to begin construction of the next phase of the subdivision. Continuing the development pattern of prior phases, the developer is proposing to amend the zoning of all the remaining lands, including the final phase, Phase 5. These amendments will allow for single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings and townhouse dwellings. This change is in response to increasing market demand for varied housing types.”