It is full steam ahead for a new subdivision project in Walkerton.
The County of Bruce, the Municipality of Brockton and the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority have all provided their stamp of approval for the JDR Subdivision project.
The project involves the construction of 75 homes on the old Brant Central School property, it will be a mix of 45 single dwelling and 30 semi detached homes.
Councillor Chris Peabody is very pleased with the new subdivision project saying there is a real need for new residential in Walkerton.
He says the former Brant Central School site will make an ideal location for new homes in Walkerton.
Developer Don Tremble agrees, saying the parcel of land is a perfect fit for his newest subdivision project.
Tremble has been working towards the Walkerton Brant Central School site project for two years and is thrilled to have all of the approvals now in place.
Work has already begun on servicing the land, the roads will go in by June with actual construction starting in late July.
Tremble says this timeline should allow for some new homes to be complete before Christmas.
Currently there is only one other subdivision in the works in Walkerton and that is the Turner subdivision located behind the Walkerton District Community School.
Peabody says Phase I of the project is complete with Phase II scheduled to begin this Spring as well.
The new JDR subdivision project at the Brant Central School site will not only address a housing shortage, it will also contribute to the local economy with economic spin-offs.
Tremble says his project is sure to provide an economic boom for local trades people.