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Chicopee Subdivision

Kitchener Ontario

Project Summary

Chicopee Subdivision is located in Kitchener, Ontario. This scenic

4 Phase subdivision project included road reconstruction, stormwater outlet monitoring, and design integration for a 6m tall retaining wall in a confined ravine. 

Project Highlights

Heritage Preservation: 

The Chicopee subdivision is situated by a ravine. An existing heritage designated stone wall was integrated into the neighbourhood plans to feature the historic element. Additionally, Meritech has been conducting annual surveys to monitor the pond outlet and ensure there hasn't been any erosion along the creek. 

Design and Planning: 

After the original parcel was designed and approved, adjacent lands were purchased to allow for additional "waterfront" building lots backing on to a redesigned stormwater pond. The pond is home to a thriving wildlife ecosystem including amphibians, fish, and great blue herons. 

Trail Access: 

This walkable neighbourhood design incorporates trail connectivity to The Walter Bean Trail system, a 50 km trail system along The Grand River, connecting Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.  

Diverse Neighbourhood Lifestyle:

This neighbourhood accommodates a range of lifestyle needs with single detached homes, condos, and townhouses. Some of the townhouses were pre-designed, to ensure that when the client was ready to build the units, the necessary sewers and roads were already complete. The design also features a beautiful park and playground overlooking the nearby ski hill. 

Client        Valley View Heights Ltd.

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