Kilworth Heights
Mixed Use Development

Kilworth Heights
Mixed Use Development

Kilworth Heights West is an exciting 120 acre development in Middlesex Centre, Ontario that combines residential, commercial, institutional and open space. Nestled in the lower Thames River Valley, the development is proximal to London’s lifestyle, education, shopping, world-class medical centres, and a thriving arts and business community, while offering access to the best of the country, river, ponds, a provincial park, hiking trails and open spaces.

Don de Jong, Principal at Tridon Group, has a 20 year relationship with NPG’s John Henricks, and reached out for assistance in moving this important project forward.

Kilworth Heights West is an exciting 120 acre development in Middlesex Centre, Ontario that combines residential, commercial, institutional and open space. Nestled in the lower Thames River Valley, the development is proximal to London’s lifestyle, education, shopping, world-class medical centres, and a thriving arts and business community, while offering access to the best of the country, river, ponds, a provincial park, hiking trails and open spaces.

Don de Jong, Principal at Tridon Group, has a 30 year working relationship with NPG’s John Henricks, and reached out for assistance in moving this important project forward.

Client

Tridon Group

Location

Middlesex Centre, Ontario

Date

2017 to present

Scope of work

Draft Plan of Subdivision
Expert Testimony
Urban Design
Zoning / Site Plan

Aligning Stakeholders

As project manager and lead planner, John Henricks completed a redesign of this multi-use Plan of Subdivision and ultimately brought the 120 acre residential, commercial, institutional, and open space development to a form that was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

NPG acted as a liaison between the landowner, municipal staff, and other planning consultants representing other owners in the area, including local residents. Under our leadership, all issues originally identified in advance of the OMB hearing were resolved such that the landowner and the municipality approached the OMB with a common position.

 

Participating Builders 

Kilworth Heights West features an impressive collection of builders with expertise that offers a range of designs from traditional to modern for both townhomes and condos.

Specific issues and concerns resolved 

The redesign was needed primarily to address nearby residents’ concerns that most new traffic generated from this development would travel through their streets to gain access to Glendon Drive. This was due principally to the original collector road design. While respecting the original concept overall, NPG’s revised collector and local road design demonstrated to the satisfaction of all parties that most traffic would bypass the existing neighbourhood. The redesign also resulted in a more efficient local road design and improved pedestrian connectivity throughout the subdivision and to other parts of the community.

Other issues that were resolved included: urban design, on-street parking, road widths (using standard Municipal ROWs), potential modifications to Land Use Schedules, addressing consistency with the PPS, conformity with the Official Plan, the public/private interface planned along Glendon Drive, and confirming that the new plan of subdivision had adequate regard to Section 51(24) of the Planning Act.

Development Map

The Kilworth Heights West development in Middlesex Centre takes a comprehensive approach to creating a mixed use residential and commercial spaces that support and address the local housing. The exciting 120 acre development features a mix of detached housing lots, townhomes and, condominiums, as well as commercial, institutional and open spaces that seamlessly flow.  

Kilworth Heights West Apartments

Moving forward, NPG Planning Solutions continues to work with Tridon Group on the full execution of this multi-phase development. The current work is centered around the development of Kilworth Heights West Apartments. NPG is working with Tridon to ensure that the apartments seamlessly integrate into the overall redesign. Other NPG staff such as Jeremy Tran are providing insight and assistance with technical support needs for the overall project, and happy residents, tenants, and other stakeholders are enjoying the outcome of this excellent project.