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(Message started by: SteveH on Dec 21st, 2009, 12:37am)

Title: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyond
Post by SteveH on Dec 21st, 2009, 12:37am
With all of the construction expected over the next few years I thought it would be good to post a summary of the planned projects in Cornell. The private projects can change their schedule at any time. Let us try to keep specific questions/comments on individual projects to their own threads that were previously started in this forum. Let me know if I missed any projects.


PUBLIC PROJECTS

Multi-use Pathway - The town will continue to extend the mult-use pathway along Donald Cousens Parkway from 9th line down to 14th ave.. This will be done in sections based on development so it will likely take more than 5 years to complete. The first priority for the multi-use pathway is to extend the pathway in Milne Park up to Toogood pond and over to Bob Hunter Park (no longer going through Cornell). This portion is to be completed in the next 5 years. Update: Construction for phase 1 starts fall 2013. Completion by 2017

Bus Terminal - This terminal is planned for south of the Hospital near Russell Woods Drive. Update: Construction starts in fall 2016 with completion by end of 2017

Central Park - 35 Acre park will include baseball diamonds, soccer fields, gazebo, skate park, tennis courts, basketball courts, plaza, ice rink, water play area and parking. Construction has been budgeted for $7.8M Update: Completion by 2018


PRIVATE PROJECTS (HIGH-DENSITY)

All of these plans were approved a few years ago and since then the Cornell Precinct plan was developed which shows much higher heights along Hwy 7. These plans will need to be redone before they decide to build.

Macwood and Springhill Condos - 6-12 storey condos (1400 units) are planned North-West of Hwy 7 and Cornell Centre Blvd. They currently have sewage allocation for 289 units which they plan to use to build the first 300 unit condo building on the NW corner of Hwy 7 and Cornell Centre Blvd. Update: Delayed Indefinitely

Lindvest Condo and Retail - The first phase of 1,300 condo units, 50 live/work and commercial/retail/office buildings on the South side of Hwy 7 were approved 5+ years ago. Update: Delayed Indefinitely

Markham Wellness District - They are still working on the plans for this project. They are trying to encompass all of the land holders on the north side of Hwy 7 between 9th line and Bur Oak which will likely contain many high density buildings. They will need to update the Cornell Secondary plan first before they can bring specific projects forward. Update: Delayed indefinitely

Woodhaven Retirement Residence - Plans have been approved for this 5 storey building situated between the existing Woodhaven building and Bur Oak Ave. Update: Delayed Indefinitely

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by smokey78 on Dec 21st, 2009, 12:42pm
Thanks for the updates Steve.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SW20_MR2 on Dec 21st, 2009, 2:36pm
Great news about the construction of DCP south of 407.  I can't stand 9th Line now that they make you go around Boxgrove.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Dec 22nd, 2009, 3:39pm
I will be glad when the road projects are completed. It will be 3 years from start to finish for the 9th line widening, once it is completed in the spring.

The transportation and public projects are pretty much committed right now, so we should not see any further delays with these. Hopefully this will encourage the private projects to start moving forward in the next year or two.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by ty64 on Dec 25th, 2009, 6:29pm
Steve,
Merry Xmas to you and thanks for all the invaluable information you have provided to us in Cornell this year.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers TY

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Shaun_C on Jan 5th, 2010, 10:15am
Steve,

Thanks as usual for all the great updates on what's going on in the community.  Have you heard any word on what happened to the movie theatre that was rumoured to go up at Markham/Major Mack? I see a Metro supermarket is ready to open soon!

shaun

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 5th, 2010, 11:14am

on 01/05/10 at 10:15:30, Shaun_C wrote:
Steve,

Thanks as usual for all the great updates on what's going on in the community. Have you heard any word on what happened to the movie theatre that was rumoured to go up at Markham/Major Mack? I see a Metro supermarket is ready to open soon!

shaun


I haven't heard anything new about the theatre.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by smokey78 on Jan 5th, 2010, 12:38pm
A Metro is opening up there soon??

Hope this is true.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Shaun_C on Jan 5th, 2010, 2:07pm

on 01/05/10 at 12:38:57, smokey78 wrote:
A Metro is opening up there soon??

Hope this is true.


That's what I heard.  I thought the big building they were building just North of the Home Depot was the movie theatre.  But I've heard it's a Metro supermarket.. and when I drove by it, it does look like a supermarket. hehe  There's also a TD bank in the plaza

shaun

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mbds on Apr 7th, 2010, 4:23pm
Noticed in the article on Ballantry Homes in last weekend's Star + on their website as well that a new Cornell phase is coming in Summer 2010.
Haven't seen anything similar on Mattamy's site yet.
Any word on the format of this phase, Steve H? I certainly hope it upholds the present rear lane concept of Cornell. Mattamy was pushing for a front load arrangement last time around....sure hope they've put that to bed or Cornell will lose it's uniqueness.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Apr 7th, 2010, 5:32pm
I haven't seen anything yet for Mattamy/Ballantry.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Apr 7th, 2010, 9:33pm
I just saw it on their website also.. that it's coming Summer 2010. I am assuming it will be in CV but where would they build the new homes?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Apr 7th, 2010, 9:55pm
Just to clarify that any Mattamy/Ballantry plan needs to be approved by Council first before they can sell anything.  They would need to get it approved between now and June in order to sell this summer.  We'll have to wait and see.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mom888 on Apr 10th, 2010, 6:44pm
Well there is a Yellow Pages Listing for the Castlemore Address and phone number so it looks positive :)

http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Markham/Metro-Supermarket/6508908.html


on 01/05/10 at 14:07:02, Shaun_C wrote:
That's what I heard. I thought the big building they were building just North of the Home Depot was the movie theatre. But I've heard it's a Metro supermarket.. and when I drove by it, it does look like a supermarket. hehe There's also a TD bank in the plaza

shaun


Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Josie on Apr 13th, 2010, 8:59am
If you go to the Garden Homes Website, there is a link to Register for Cornell there as well.  It seems to be Original Cornell based on the logo used.

Does anyone know anything abou this?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mbds on Apr 13th, 2010, 2:42pm
Interesting...had never even heard of Garden Homes....only a registration form, so no info on their site. As long as it's lane-based, I'm okay with it.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on May 5th, 2010, 2:40pm
Ballantry Homes website now says Fall 2010.  I have confirmed that Mattamy is bringing forward new plans (no details yet).

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mom888 on May 5th, 2010, 10:51pm
Looks like Ballantry, is concentrating on finishing off Phase 3 in Heritage Meadows and not in Cornell yet.

Received an email this week they are having a Grand Opening this Saturday May 8th:

http://app.simplycast.com/email_view.php?group_idno=5724204&outgoing_idno=5748053&email_idno=1062

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on May 10th, 2010, 6:50pm
The home prices are so high.. 1440 sq ft town home for approx $370,000. Is it more expensive in that neighbourhood than Cornell?

Wasn't that the price the builders had for semi's approx 1500 sq feet in Cornell 2 yrs ago?


Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Shaun_C on May 10th, 2010, 10:52pm

on 05/10/10 at 18:50:15, amiyum wrote:
The home prices are so high.. 1440 sq ft town home for approx $370,000. Is it more expensive in that neighbourhood than Cornell?

Wasn't that the price the builders had for semi's approx 1500 sq feet in Cornell 2 yrs ago?


Ami... most of the new homes further west of Cornell are more expensive.  I think it's based on proximity to the 404.  Cathedraltown is crazy! hehehe.  Semi-detached for 500k. :P

But I honestly don't mind being on the edge of Markham.  I like my quiet :)

shaun

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by ty64 on May 11th, 2010, 9:22pm
I concur with Shaun, I prefer my space & quite, far away from the 404 as possible, but still in Markham !

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on May 12th, 2010, 8:24pm
Actually I was referring to the new release of Ballantry homes west of hwy 48 and below Homedepot, it's just 5 minutes
from us and far away from 404. Besides we are close to the 407 if that counts.

If I'm understanding correctly that postal code is more expensive than Cornell.

which brings me to another question, are home prices pretty much the same in UC, CV, CR and GC for compariable homes?  Somewhere else on the site someone mentioned that the home proximity to the school were factors in their decision to pay $75K over budget for a semi in CV.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mixedfruit on May 29th, 2010, 1:24am
Hello Everybody, do the Cornell neighbourhoods ever look pretty now that summer has brushed everything in tones of shimmering green!

Since its summer season, that means its also construction season. Yesterday I noticed that the parcel of land to the East of the Grand Cornell community and South of Hwy 7 was being de-greened by huge earthmovers. Is this a sign of imminent construction? Is this specific parcel a retail-based one or are they doing prep-work to extend burk oak avenue down to the 407? Anyone else notice this or have any other additional information to contribute? It would be much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mbds on May 29th, 2010, 10:05am
Not sure but perhaps SteveH could shed some light.
I'm hoping it's our long-awaited retail centre that's finally underway.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on May 29th, 2010, 2:34pm
Yes, it is Lindvest preparing their lands. All the details are posted here.

http://www.cornellvillage.ca/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=urban;action=display;num=1182281208


Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mixedfruit on Jun 2nd, 2010, 5:36pm
thanks so much SteveH! They seem to be on a tight schedule as they're working quite hard

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 2nd, 2010, 7:59pm
In the past Linvest had said they would not start building until they had a lease signed for the grocery store.  I wonder who it will be?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 22nd, 2010, 5:17pm
I have updated the first post in this thread. That should be all the updates for a while.

Now we get to watch our community develop.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Ghost_Ford on Jun 25th, 2010, 7:47am
Would anyone know what the plan is for that piece of land at the SE corner of 9th Line and Hwy 7(between 9th line and "Future" extension of  Bur Oak)? That's the area just north of Grand Cornell...

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 25th, 2010, 3:37pm

on 06/25/10 at 07:47:50, Ghost_Ford wrote:
Would anyone know what the plan is for that piece of land at the SE corner of 9th Line and Hwy 7(between 9th line and "Future" extension of Bur Oak)? That's the area just north of Grand Cornell...


For details you can check the link 5 posts above this, but basically this area will contain 150 stacked townhouses.




Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by I_Love_Cornell on Sep 1st, 2010, 12:04pm
Can anyone shed some light on what the hec they are doing to the road along 16th between Ninth and Donald Cousens?

Thank you!

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by simOn on Sep 1st, 2010, 1:55pm
I believe it's just asphalt resurfacing. It was a crummy extension for quite a few years so they've decided to dig it up and re-pave it so it's gonna feel new and smooooooth again. :)

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by YeePee on Oct 18th, 2010, 4:32pm
As we already know ,Donald Cousens Parkway will be  will be terminated at Steeles Avenue  and then we are at mercy of City of Toronto. The link shows the new alignment as proposed by city of Toronto.  Look at Page 9 for the map .

http://www.dcptomorningsidelink.ca/pdf/YR%20Report%2003%2025%202010.pdf

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by simOn on Oct 19th, 2010, 4:21pm
It's a good thing that it continues into Toronto, right? I have no clue how to think at this moment. :|

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by YeePee on Oct 19th, 2010, 4:43pm
If you read through that York region proposed a continuous alignment where the Donald Cousens parkway goes parallel to train tracks and meet at the junction where morning side meets Steeles ( red marked ) . The new proposal as per Toronto is discontinuous alignment where we go south on Donald Cousens meet Steeles and then Steeles will be widened. I see a large traffic in Steeles and sewells road . By diverting traffic to Steeles people will choose to take all alternate routes to reach morning side Ave. I am not sure how long it will take them to extend Morning side to Steeles. But residents at the sewells road can expect more traffic on their streets. The Plan is to have Donad Cousens to meet Steeles by next summer which technically happend ,but a small strip between New Walmart and Box grove bypass where the byepass take a 90 degree turn  has to be completed. .

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Dec 13th, 2010, 10:00am
I updated some of the known timelines.  :)

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by anwarazam on Dec 14th, 2010, 1:51pm
Thanks alot steveH.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Dec 20th, 2011, 7:58pm
Some of these projects that were slated for 2010 and 2011 haven't started as yet,  therefore completion is even further away from stated timelines.

I believe once the bus terminal is in place, the condo projects will start.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Feb 3rd, 2012, 9:41pm
Some interesting information on schools, library and the hospital from Jan 19th meeting.
http://www.mycornell.ca/
Heard Cornell Centre will eventually close off nearer to hwy 7and replace by the park and there will be another street towards hwy 7

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Feb 19th, 2012, 10:33pm
I noticed that the Donald Cousens Parkway and 14th Avenue are now open.

The Fire station looks finished with a fire truck inside for the past week. An official opening is likely just weeks away.

The Black Walnut school should open this fall and the Community Centre (spring 2013) and Hospital (end 2013) seem on target for opening. Basically all of the public project are moving forward and on target for completion.

But there is no movement with the large private projects along hwy 7. I am not sure what it will take for them to get going. Very frustrating.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Feb 20th, 2012, 8:17am
Thanks for the update Steve.

You are right it would be great to see some movement with the other projects. I'm anxiously looking forward to the completion of strip between 9th line and bur oak. Progress is slow in comparison to some other communities in Markham.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by YeePee on Apr 13th, 2012, 4:44pm
Any one has got any update on Cornell  Bus Terminal -  Is it still planned for the south side of Hwy 7 near Donald Cousens Parkway ?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Apr 13th, 2012, 10:02pm
The town is now looking at the North side of Hwy 7, South of the Hospital.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on May 14th, 2012, 2:06pm
The Cornell Secondary Plan was apparently deferred to 2013.

This is the 4th deferral and expected to be the final.

http://www.york.ca/NR/rdonlyres/q3rdfzuanwxgodhottfewvnd5md3srmkevk3sdjc3d4htnzqgqiktlab2agcvvpbubvwnh2sxowrk6mjef7vwhhxra/rpt+2+cls+7.pdf

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 20th, 2012, 10:03am
I have provided updates to these projects on the first posting in this thread.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by mbds on Jan 21st, 2013, 12:31pm
So let's see...we've lived here for over 15 years now, and still no local grocery store, restaurants, cafes or other shops & services beyond the plethora of nail salons & physio places.
Delayed indefinitely!
Methinks I'll be in a retirement home or pushing up daisies before these developers complete the live-play-work-shop-within-walking-distance of the Cornell vision.
Discouraging.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by bartimus on Jan 21st, 2013, 5:36pm
Seriously.. I've only moved in last September and I'm alrady getting discouraged. There isn't even a bus route that goes from my area (Cornell Center/Riverlands) to markham GO Station. I definitely see the lack of close-by amenities to the Cornell area. If I was one of the original Cornellers I would be furious.. The community centre is nice but... where's my coffee shop within walking distance? Would be nice to have a starbucks or second cup nearby. Grocery store should have been here years ago..

Wondering what they're waiting for? If I don't see progress in 2-3 years I'm out :-[

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Jan 21st, 2013, 8:27pm

on 01/21/13 at 17:36:21, bartimus wrote:
There isn't even a bus route that goes from my area (Cornell Center/Riverlands) to markham GO Station

If you and others would like services to the GO station, send an email to Rick.Leary@york.ca, TransitInfo@york.ca and the regional Councillors advising them of your issues and the YRT changes you would like to see.
Last August YRT came out with a plan to cut some of the 201 Shuttle service this FY, however based on all the emails from the riders expressing their concerns the YRT GM directed staff to continue proving uninterrupted service and monitor further this year.

If there is enough people requesting for services to expand to Cornell Rouge or Grand Cornell, it will happen. However you all have to email them about it.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by bartimus on Jan 22nd, 2013, 5:43pm
Thanks amiyum. Good idea, I'll do that

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:04pm
Cornell Gates Secondary plan amendment has been deferred again to 2014. This is the fifth deferral and at this point I would say means absolutely nothing. It will just keep getting deferred until they are ready to build. I have updated the project list to reflect this.

http://www.york.ca/NR/rdonlyres/26xeeer2e7mqo5j6on3yyyyyd4zhvbf7u6nfag57qf3thzkxudklp7y4kzbyd26qyv2ghjf5amx3xmvafyspknulzg/jan+9+PEDC.pdf

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Adam_W on Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:05pm
Almost 15 years ago, in Cornell's infancy, a few of us made depositions at a council meeting regarding plans to NOT have any busses run through Cornell Village as there was not enough density to warrant any busses.
In my deposition I pointed out that there are busses along Church Street where there is 1 house every 200', in the same street frontage in Cornell Village there is 11 townhouses. Also reminded them of the idea of New Urbanism and its premise of less cars.
That was pretty much the end of the argument from the Town Council and Markham Transit.
From the citizens depositions buss routes were mapped through Cornell Village.

The housing density in Cornell has been a very useful argument tool in other issues and committees I have been a part of.

Remember when the laneways were tar and chipped? This was a cost cutting measure.
It was suggested that I be a member of the residents committee who would speak to the town regarding the laneways: My argument to get the lanes repaved back to asphalt was that there is more voting power and more tax revenue in 200' in Cornell than in other areas.
I suggested that if The Town wanted to save money to do it where tax revenues were less then they should tar and chip Church Street.
Two weeks later our laneways were being re-surfaced to asphalt.

Call or email Jack Heath, he answers his own phone when you call, and ask him about plans for busses in your areas. He can at least point you in the right direction, and if your argument is sound he has the ability to bring the issue up in a Council meeting.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 24th, 2013, 5:33am
The new bridge at Reesor Road and 16th is completed.  16th Avenue is now open.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 24th, 2013, 4:29pm
Move-in to new Hospital building planned for March.

http://www.yorkregion.com/news/article/1570124--markham-stouffville-hospital-readies-for-its-own-big-move

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SW20_MR2 on Jan 24th, 2013, 10:22pm
Our baby is due right around the time the new wing is being opened, so we hope to be one of the first to check it out. :D

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Jan 24th, 2013, 11:17pm

on 01/22/13 at 19:04:34, SteveH wrote:
Cornell Gates Secondary plan amendment has been deferred again to 2014. This is the fifth deferral and at this point I would say means absolutely nothing. It will just keep getting deferred until they are ready to build. I have updated the project list to reflect this.

http://www.york.ca/NR/rdonlyres/26xeeer2e7mqo5j6on3yyyyyd4zhvbf7u6nfag57qf3thzkxudklp7y4kzbyd26qyv2ghjf5amx3xmvafyspknulzg/jan+9+PEDC.pdf

Appreciate the update on these Steve.
Maybe some of the projects that completed some time now can be removed from the list.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by amiyum on Jan 24th, 2013, 11:46pm

on 01/22/13 at 19:05:03, Adam_W wrote:
...along Church Street where there is 1 house every 200',.... My argument to get the lanes repaved back to asphalt was that there is more voting power and more tax revenue in 200' in Cornell than in other areas.
I suggested that if The Town wanted to save money to do it where tax revenues were less then they should tar and chip Church Street.

Great points. With Cornell density, all the development and tax revenue, i dont get it. Like you said we have more homes per km than other areas they weren't putting gravel. The community bus and a few others run empty all day and they aren't cutting those services.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 24th, 2013, 11:57pm

on 01/24/13 at 23:17:36, amiyum wrote:
Appreciate the update on these Steve.
Maybe some of the projects that completed some time now can be removed from the list.


I'll do a cleanup after the Hospital expansion opens.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Feb 4th, 2013, 4:37pm
New expansion will open on March 10th.  New facility preview will occur on Sat. Feb. 16th from 2-4pm.

http://msh.on.ca/sites/default/files/Preview%20Open%20House_Poster.pdf

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Feb 4th, 2013, 5:08pm
With a date confirmed for the Hospital opening I have cleaned up the 1st post in this thread. As you can see only the Catholic elementary school project is planned for the next year with all other projects delayed. I don't expect any further updates on projects for a long time (likely many years).

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by Cinderella on Feb 5th, 2013, 10:22am
Does anyone know what is planned for the open field across from the Yee Hong Centre - south side of White's Hill in between Bur Oak and Walkerville.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Feb 5th, 2013, 10:49am

on 02/05/13 at 10:22:36, Cinderella wrote:
Does anyone know what is planned for the open field across from the Yee Hong Centre - south side of White's Hill in between Bur Oak and Walkerville.


It is owned by the catholic church but they have already come out and said the property is too small for a church.  So eventually it will be sold but that will likely be many years from now.  

The Cornell Secondary plan does have a provision for condos/retail for that property.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Feb 5th, 2013, 11:44am
The Secondary plan shows two options for the Catholic Church lands (SW of Whites Hill & Bur Oak). The first option is all the lands are used for a church. The 2nd option is the west half is used for a church and the East half used for Retail/residential. See page 61.

http://www.markham.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4A41B466-466E-4976-BA29-B50E5F321145/0/cornell_apr07.pdf

The lands north of Yee Hong are designated for Residential.

Either way nothing has been planned for these sites.



Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Apr 22nd, 2013, 4:08pm
Updated Multi-Use Pathway project with latest information.

Multi-Use Pathway (http://www2.markham.ca/markham/ccbs/indexfile/Agendas/2013/Development%20Services/pl130423/MUP%20Design%20Const%20Phasing%20Plan%20-%20Presentation.pdf)

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by Adam_W on Apr 24th, 2013, 8:52am
Re: The lands that Steve H mentions at SW Buroak & Whites Hill.  Both parcels of land are still full blocks on Registered Plans.  This means that prior to any further construction on these lands (other than uses the properties are already used for) will require applications to the City of Markham and the Committee of Adjustment.  With that said the public will have a chance to put forward some input into a developers proposed revisions for the land use, and proposed zoning/subdivision of the lands.
Notifications of the impending changes would be sent out to land owners within a radius (300 metres) and signage erected on the properties regarding the nature of the proposed change and public meeting dates and written submission info.
If your interested keep your eyes open for the big white and yellow signs.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2010 and beyon
Post by indigo on Oct 6th, 2014, 9:26pm

on 01/21/13 at 12:31:41, mbds wrote:
So let's see...we've lived here for over 15 years now, and still no local grocery store, restaurants, cafes or other shops & services beyond the plethora of nail salons & physio places.
Delayed indefinitely!
Methinks I'll be in a retirement home or pushing up daisies before these developers complete the live-play-work-shop-within-walking-distance of the Cornell vision.
Discouraging.


I hear you. ???

I posted a thread asking if we will be getting in a 24/7 grocery store to see if anyone knows.

But to your point, even just a grocery store would be good - Seems long overdue!

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I originally posted it in general but then moved it to this forum thinking it was more suitable here.

But now I see how little traffic is in this forum, I may move it back.
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On the up side, apparently there is a new bakery and coffee shop (with ltd hours):

http://www.cornellvillage.ca/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=AllCornellDevelopers;action=display;num=1410034198

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 24th, 2015, 11:53am
Here is the latest on the Multi-use Pathway.

http://www2.markham.ca/markham/ccbs/indexfile/Agendas/2015/Development%20Services/pl150127/MUP%20Revised%20DSC%20Presentation%20Jan%2027,%202015.pdf

For those not familiar with the eastern portion of this Pathway here is an update on the Bob Hunter Memorial Park (14th ave and Reesor Rd - next to Box Grove) that is also a part of Rouge Park. Most of these trails already exist with the remainder to be completed in 2015.

http://www2.markham.ca/markham/ccbs/indexfile/Agendas/2014/Development%20Services/pl140610/Cedarena%20Permit%20Presentation.pdf

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 25th, 2015, 12:41am
I have updated the central park and transit terminal projects with the latest information.  It looks like the lease for the grocery store fell through so I have updated the Lindvest project to Delayed.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by bartimus on Jun 25th, 2015, 9:59am

on 06/25/15 at 00:41:34, SteveH wrote:
I have updated the central park and transit terminal projects with the latest information. It looks like the lease for the grocery store fell through so I have updated the Lindvest project to Delayed.


Is that in regards to the 'Cornell Woods' plaza? Does that mean that whole development will be delayed?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 25th, 2015, 12:28pm

on 06/25/15 at 09:59:33, bartimus wrote:
Is that in regards to the 'Cornell Woods' plaza? Does that mean that whole development will be delayed?


Yes, this relates to Cornell Woods.  Any commercial development needs a lead tenant and for Lindvest they have always stated they needed a grocery store to sign up before they would build anything.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by Adam_W on Jun 26th, 2015, 9:19am
Steve H, where do we find the updated (or original) Viva Terminal and Park status reports you mention above?

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jun 26th, 2015, 10:39am

on 06/26/15 at 09:19:39, Adam_W wrote:
Steve H, where do we find the updated (or original) Viva Terminal and Park status reports you mention above?


You can find the details in this presentation and minutes.

http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1262363/26219175/1431402161440/Colin-Campbell-CRA-AGM-Presentation-2015+.pdf?token=6iupsah34jwv9JM%2F6PtGlyHIZHM%3D

http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1262363/26219166/1432571825297/Cornell_CRA+_2015_AGM_Minutes.pdf?token=6iupsah34jwv9JM%2F6PtGlyHIZHM%3D



Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by EMC2 on Jul 10th, 2015, 1:38pm
Good to see that they are planning to build 4 lit tennis courts in the new Cornell Park.  There aren't too many tennis courts in close proximity to our area.  Hope that they will have a proper surface, and not of the black asphalt variety that chews up the balls!

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by bartimus on Jul 10th, 2015, 2:06pm

on 06/27/15 at 21:19:01, amiyum wrote:
Was the grocery store Sobeys? seems like they are going through a major restructuring
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/06/26/sobeys-to-eliminate-1300_n_7670216.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-business&ir=Canada+Business


I remember hearing that Sobeys was the store, so it could be linked to their restructuring.
I wonder how hard it is to find grocery store that is interested. I figured they'd want to jump at such opportunity.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by indigo on Oct 5th, 2015, 6:57pm
Sobeys closed their 24 hour store on McGowan not long ago so I would say it is doubtful they would be opening another now.

I hope some 24 hour store opens nearby.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 25th, 2016, 10:13pm
Here are few more details on the bus terminal from the 2016 York Region budget.

http://www.york.ca/wps/wcm/connect/yorkpublic/ff85ffdc-9b48-44fd-b548-3d4132a59aea/nov+19+regional.pdf?MOD=AJPERES


- Cornell Terminal an 11-bay bus terminal located in the vicinity of MarkhamStouffville
hospital in the City of Markham
- Conceptual design and engineering work to commence in early 2016, and
construction work to start in the Fall
- Projected to be in service by end of 2017

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by Shaun_C on Jan 26th, 2016, 12:21am
Thanks as usual Steve!

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by Cinderella on Jan 26th, 2016, 10:23am
Hi Steve.  A few years back you confirmed that the empty field that is at the south/west corner of Bur Oak and White's Hill (across the street from the Yee Hong Centre, boarded by White's Hill, Bur Oak and Walkerville) was owned by the church but that it was unlikely they would develop the site and might sell it.  Is there any update on this piece of land as to what will be built there and when?

Thanks.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by SteveH on Jan 26th, 2016, 10:43am

on 01/26/16 at 10:23:29, Cinderella wrote:
Hi Steve. A few years back you confirmed that the empty field that is at the south/west corner of Bur Oak and White's Hill (across the street from the Yee Hong Centre, boarded by White's Hill, Bur Oak and Walkerville) was owned by the church but that it was unlikely they would develop the site and might sell it. Is there any update on this piece of land as to what will be built there and when?

Thanks.


There is not update on those lands.  I believe the church still owns it.

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by CornellMarkham_KCB on Apr 2nd, 2017, 8:52am
The Cornell Woods site www.cornellwoods.ca is no longer pointing to the Lindvest retail development in Grand Cornell. Any idea what's going on with the retail plan for that area?


Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by YeePee on May 3rd, 2017, 6:29pm
Hi All ,Steve,
What is happening on the North East Corner of HWY 7 & 9th Line?. I see a plan amendment notice .I thought that area was marked for the Transit Terminal ?
EeePee

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by CornellMarkham_KCB on May 4th, 2017, 7:13am
There was a proposal put forward for the North East Corner of Hwy 7 and 9th line last year.

Also just below the hospital there are starting construction of the Viva/YRT terminal.

Information on both are here
http://www.keepcornellbeautiful.ca/Cornell-Markham/real-estate-development

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by CornellMarkham_KCB on May 4th, 2017, 7:32am

on 04/02/17 at 08:52:47, CornellMarkham_KCB wrote:
The Cornell Woods site www.cornellwoods.ca is no longer pointing to the Lindvest retail development in Grand Cornell. Any idea what's going on with the retail plan for that area?

Apparently this project is still a go but about 2 years out

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by bartimus on May 4th, 2017, 4:11pm

on 05/04/17 at 07:32:22, CornellMarkham_KCB wrote:
Apparently this project is still a go but about 2 years out


thanks
2 years from now? So target is now 2019?

Also, how did you confirm this? Did you get this from Lindvest?

thanks again for the update. I am awaiting this development patiently

Title: Re: Summary of Cornell Projects for 2013 and beyon
Post by CornellMarkham_KCB on May 4th, 2017, 5:40pm

on 05/04/17 at 16:11:49, bartimus wrote:
thanks
2 years from now? So target is now 2019?

Also, how did you confirm this? Did you get this from Lindvest?

thanks again for the update. I am awaiting this development patiently


From Ward 5 Councillor Colin Campbell's office. I just emailed and asked about it



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