Even in our economy, there are a lot of construction projects going together in Windsor. Here’s a list of some of the in-progress developments in the city…
Amica Retirement Residence
A $50 million project on Riverside Drive. It’s been in the works for two years now. Most of the floors are complete, the concrete pours are stopping soon. More renderings of the project.
New French Public Highschool
La Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest (or the Centre-Southwest District School Board of Ontario) is constructing a first for Windsor: a French public highschool, on Totten Street. The new school will be built on the lands of Superior Park. Part of the plan for the school includes redeveloping the other side of the road (north part of the park) to replace what’s being lost at Superior Park.
Addition to John McGivney Children’s Centre
A $16.8 million addition and renovation to the Centre. “The John McGivney Children’s Centre provides rehabilitative services to the Windsor and Essex County community, enriching the lives of children and youth with disabilities and
special needs by helping them reach their full potential.”
New Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church
A new church is going up in Southwood Lakes, next door to former Windsor Mayor Mike Hurst. The new Sts. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church is a $3.6 million project. Their current location, an older church on Langlois avenue was sold and will be demolished.
Charlie Brooks Peace Fountain Terraces
The terraces at the Charlie Brooks Peace Fountain location are closed for reconstruction. This million dollar project was first planned out a while back, and includes new flower beds, brick restoration on the terraces, a new walkway against the river, new lighting, washroom renovations and more.
The fate of the fountain itself in question. Part of the City’s 2009 budget included a recommendation to not put the fountain in the water due to costs. Four options were presented including building an entirely new fountain, but since Cogeco Cable wasn’t covering the budget session due to the strike, and the 2009 approved city budget is not online, I’m not sure which option they chose. Hopefully the fountain will be back in the water next year.