As you drive down Brock Road in Pickering, you crest a hill and get a glimpse of the Ajax-Pickering landscape. It is roof tops as far as the eye can see. And the Town of Ajax has recently approved plans for 1400 more rooftops to be built.
A massive housing development has been approved for northeast Ajax.
Council’s community affairs and planning committee on Monday approved a 1,420-home subdivision proposal from Sundial Homes. The project, at the southwest corner of Rossland and Audley roads, would be built in phases and, depending on the market, take about five years to complete.
Construction would begin along Rossland and move southerly, towards the existing Lexington County subdivision, said Chris Matson, the development manager for the project.
“It’s driven by marketing. We need to generate sales and activity,” Mr. Matson said.
The project includes conventional single-detached homes, detached homes, semi-s and townhouses with rear lanes, and back-to-back townhouses.
The variety of housing types and sizes makes the project “diverse,” Mr. Matson said.
Services will start going in this year and construction of the houses is to begin in the winter or spring of next year, he said.
“There’s a good blend of housing types and sizes,” said Mayor Steve Parish. “I like the treatment along Rossland and Audley. It lends itself to transit usage. I think it does what we want it to do.”
Sundial is the builder of the houses at Bayly Street and Monarch Avenue.
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