Dispute over land for Franklin roundabouts goes to Ontario Land Tribunal

Dispute over land for Franklin roundabouts goes to Ontario Land Tribunal

CAMBRIDGE — A dispute over compensation for land to construct roundabouts on Franklin Boulevard shall be earlier than the Ontario Land Tribunal later this yr, a decade after expropriation of the property commenced.

A listening to date has been set on the tribunal, which decides land planning disputes, for Nov. 20 with about 14 days scheduled for the continuing.

In an electronic mail, lawyer John Doherty from Gowling WLG, representing the property house owners, mentioned he couldn’t touch upon the applying whereas it’s earlier than the tribunal.

A regional report in 2014 mentioned the Area of Waterloo was required to pay property house owners 100 per cent of the appraised worth of their property. The area budgeted $54 million to rework Franklin from 2015 to 2021.

The properties expropriated by the area had been a mixed 6.9 acres of vacant land on the west facet of Franklin between Fundamental Avenue and McLaren Avenue at 350 and 352 Franklin.

Regional council approved workers to start out expropriation proceedings in August 2013 for the primary part of a large overhaul of Franklin Boulevard to enhance visitors movement.

Part 1 of the Franklin Boulevard hall enhancements was from south of Fundamental Avenue to north of Clyde Street and from south of Bishop Avenue to north of Pinebush Street and began in 2015.

The primary yr of development spanned 5 kilometres and included six roundabouts.

The area expropriated land from 79 property house owners for the primary part. The property at 350 and 352 Franklin was taken partially and for everlasting and momentary easements.