September 09, 2020, by Tracy Hanes
A strategic alliance has been forged between the city, City Housing Hamilton (CHH) and Roxborough Park Inc. (RPI), a partnership of Urbancore Developments, Carriage Gate Homes and the Effort Group, to create a game-changing project in Hamilton.
This project will transform 13 acres in the city’s east end into a $400-million, master-planned community modelled on affordability, adaptability, inclusivity and diversity.
When completed in five to seven years, the neighbourhood — to be called Roxboro — will include nearly 800 new, mixed-income units of various types that will be built in up to four phases.
Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla was instrumental in bringing the vision together. When he learned that the old Roxborough Park School site was available, he reached out to Sergio Manchia, a developer-planner who helms Urbancore Developments.
The project will address the critical need for more affordable housing in Hamilton and will be a catalyst for the revitalization and diversification of the McQuesten neighbourhood.
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