New housing development in Picton


The residents of Prince Edward County (PEC) will soon have a chance to dive into the details of a new waterfront housing development project.

According to a report in the Picton Gazette, Port Picton Homes will be holding two public sessions to give the public an opportunity to view artist renderings and a three-dimensional model of the $160 million development, situated east of the Picton Harbour municipal boat launch.
Once completed, the 24 acre property will be the site of 14 single family homes along the water and will also feature two dozen semi-detached and townhouses, along with as many as six mid-rise, five story buildings.

David Cleave of Port Picton Homes says the project is going to be “ambitious” and is expected to be “done in phases that are driven in sales,” to address the housing need in Prince Edward County.

County Mayor Steve Ferguson said the development adding to the tax base would be “welcome news.”

“It certainly helps the tax base and will help our water and wastewater hookups as well. We’ll have to wait and see how that unfolds.”

Port Picton Homes is reportedly hoping to present a draft submission to the County by the end of January, and are counting on approval from the municipality in the summer, so that they can start breaking ground in the fall.

Cleave adds they hope to have the development fully phased in within the next seven years or so.

The sessions feature presentations and a question & answer session and will be held January 24 at the Picton Town Hall and February 7 at the Prince Edward Community Centre, both at 7 p.m.