City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?

Many eyes have been looking for this final decision on the part of staff: the approval or disapproval of the resubmitted plan for 75 Dublin Street North. So is the City of Guelph finally ready to get behind the project 17 months after turning it down in the first place? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 18 Meeting?”

3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting

Tuesday’s meeting at City Council about the new old proposed development of 75 Dublin Street North left almost everyone involved with a sense of deja vu, but it also likely left observers with a few lingering questions. Let’s consider the big three… Continue reading “3 Things from the 75 Dublin Street Meeting”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 27, 2018

Delegates will fight again to persuade council to not build a five-storey development at 75 Dublin Street again. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of tonight’s council meeting, you can follow me on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for February 27, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 27 Meeting?

Remember in 2016 when a five-storey building was proposed at 75 Dublin Street, and the application was kind of rushed through to take advantage of a federal grant, and there was an outcry because the building was flush against Central Public School, and then staff said they could only build a four-storey building there, and then nothing happened? Well, back to square one (and we don’t mean the mall in Mississauga.) Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 27 Meeting?”

75 Dublin: They Hate It. They Really, Really Hate it

If the way to measure a good decision is to make sure nobody’s happy with it, city council did a heckuva job last month when they passed the bylaw allowing for the construction of a four-storey condo tower on Catholic Hill. The bad news? All parties have a recourse for their dissatisfaction. We’re off to the Ontario Municipal Board, folks! Continue reading “75 Dublin: They Hate It. They Really, Really Hate it”

Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2016

It’s that time of year for lists, a glorious time for ranking and evaluation people, places and things that happened in 2016, and Guelph Politico is no exception to the trend. So submitted for your approval below are the Top 10 Political Stories of the Year. Share. Discuss. Dissent. It’s all good. Continue reading “Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2016”

The Majority Opinion Seems to be Against 75 Dublin Development

At council Monday night there will be a final decision about the proposed apartment building to be constructed at 75 Dublin St. N. The process has been very controversial with the speed at which it’s been done, the effect on the heritage landscape, and the placement immediately next to Central School all being considerations. Public reaction seems negative for the most part, but there are three groups in particular that might tip the balance against the development’s approval. Continue reading “The Majority Opinion Seems to be Against 75 Dublin Development”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 28 Meeting?

This coming Monday, council will be back in session with decisions on two of the most important issues of the fall, the City’s reaction to the Nestle renewal for their Permit to Take Water and the development of the old tennis courts at 75 Dublin St N. What way will this all shake out? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 28 Meeting?”

School Kids Star in Video Protest Against 75 Dublin Development

Perhaps taking inspiration from the young kids that came out for protecting local water resources at Committee-of-the-Whole last week, neighbours against the proposed apartment development at 75 Dublin Street North have made a video featuring Central Public School students who are not eager to learn and play in the shadow of a five-story building. Continue reading “School Kids Star in Video Protest Against 75 Dublin Development”