Developer proposes nine-storey mixed-use building on Wellington Street in Hintonburg

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The owner of a property on Wellington Street West near the O-Train tracks wants to turn a two-storey office building into a nine-storey mixed-use development, the city says.

The irregularly shaped parcel of land is located where Wellington Street turns into Somerset Street at Garland Street.

The city says the unnamed developer wants to build 57 residential units in addition to retail space at ground level.

The proposed project, which requires zoning and an official plan amendment to proceed, is symbolic of the gentrification – and condo projects – that have crept eastward from Westboro, along Wellington Street West, through Hintonburg.

One block away, Windmill Developments recently turned an auto dealer lot into the six-storey Eddy condominium building.