“Fenelon Trails” Development Overview & Public Information Session Recap
Applications have been submitted to the City of Kawartha Lakes for the “Fenelon Trails” subdivision development on County Road 121. A public information session was held on Tuesday, November 14th in Fenelon Falls, the following is an overview of the development and a recap of the information session.
Development Overview: TOR Construction Ltd has submitted applications to the City of Kawartha Lakes for a residential development that includes:
- 427 single detached dwellings
- 242 townhouse dwellings
- One mixed-use density block
- Three medium-density residential blocks, totaling 894 dwelling units.
Public Information Session Recap: On Tuesday, November 14th, TOR Construction Ltd hosted a public information session to share details about their application and development plans for the Fenelon Trails subdivision. The event drew a significant turnout, sparking passionate conversations about existing challenges such as affordable housing and infrastructure strain, namely congested bridges, and limited school space. TOR Construction Ltd responded by indicating that they believe these issues fall within the city’s purview for resolution. However, the development team did share that, according to their analysis, the addition of 894 new homes would not necessitate the construction of another school.
Scott Waterhouse, the project’s planner, took the stage to provide a comprehensive overview of the submitted plans. He highlighted the inclusion of various studies, including archeological, environmental impact, and traffic studies. Scott emphasized that these documents are available as public records with the city and can be requested via email.
Community Input: Questionnaires were distributed at the session, aimed at capturing input. These responses will be shared with the City of Kawartha Lakes as part of the development application. You are encouraged to reflect on the following questions:
- What retail/commercial uses do you believe are needed in this area, and what would you like to see along Kawartha Lakes Road 121?
- What housing types are needed for the Fenelon Falls community? (e.g., bungalow, two-storey, townhouses, apartment units)
- In your opinion, what is one crucial aspect of the development for the Fenelon Falls community?
- What are the top three challenges you anticipate for the community as growth and development occur?
Next Steps: The City of Kawartha Lakes will schedule a public meeting on this matter, providing further opportunities for community engagement and dialogue.