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Posted on Monday, May 09, 2022

Owen Sound City Council has approved a site plan application to permit the construction of 6 purpose-built 4-storey multi-unit residential buildings totaling 224 units, as well as a common amenity building, a parking area, landscaping and a network of sidewalks at 1144 1st West Ave.

The development proposal comes from Hansa Financial & Property Management Inc.

The property is the location of the former BCK Foundry where propellers were cast for Canadian-built vessels until it closed in 1996. The factory buildings were removed in the early 2000s and ownership of 8 acres has since been vacant.

The site is a former brownfield site with fully serviced utilities, access to public transit, and walking distance to amenities in the city’s riverside district, making it ideal for developing strong, livable communities that promote the long-term prosperity and social well-being. -be.

More information on this and other projects is available on the City’s website at

For more information, please contact Amy Cann, Planning and Heritage Manager at 519-376-4440 ext. 1232 or by email at [email protected]

Fast facts:

  • The Application for Site Plan Approval proposes the construction of six (6) purpose-built four-storey multi-unit residential rental buildings with a total of 224 units at 1144 1st Ave W.
  • A number of studies, including a site condition report and a traffic impact study, were submitted in support of the applications.
  • The proposal is consistent with the policies of the City’s 2021 Official Plan and meets the requirements of the City’s Zoning By-law