City council discussed many important changes to the city of London at Tuesday nights council meeting. A number of bills were passed, specifically the McCormick Secondary Area Plan, which is one of the only rural and rundown areas left in the city. The area at 1156 Dundas will now be transformed into an urbanized area that will mirror already built areas in the city, along with having a path from the CP railway crossing to downtown for easy street access.
Paul Hubert from Ward 8 says; “The McCormick Secondary plan project is a significant opportunity for a transformation of a run down neighborhood.”
The area covers approximately 87 acres of land expanding the city’s border along Quebec Street and Burbrook Place to the west, the north side of Dundas Street to the south and Ashland Avenue and McCormick Boulevard along the east.
Jesse Helmer from Ward 4 adds; “Its taken a number of years to find resources and the right contractors to make this possible, and I would just like to commend everyone in the planning of this project. It’s really nice to see such great support from the community.”
Helmer also notes that although the planning will take about 9 months and the transformation 4-5 years, it will make great use of the unused area, along with helping and supporting local business in the long run.