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Some of the old buildings on the Chedoke brow lands were torn down earlier this week. A housing development for the site is planned.

Hamilton brow lands buildings demolished

No word when development on former Chedoke site will begin

By Mark Newman, News Staff

West Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead says the old buildings that were torn down earlier this week on the Chedoke brow lands were non-residential and did not have any heritage designation.

Whitehead said Valery Homes/Valery Properties had obtained demolition permits from the city. No site plan has been filed with the city.

The company purchased the 24-acre property in December 2012 with the stated intent of building 204 housing units on the land including a cluster bungalow townhouses down the middle of the site and a cluster of three-storey condominium townhouses (with optional lifts) and a 54-unit, four-storey condominium complex, possibly aimed at retirees, on the north-west side of the property.

Valery Homes/Valery Properties did not reply to requests for comment from Hamilton Community News.

“There is no application in as of yet for the development,” said Whitehead, who added he has not heard from the developer about the project. He noted some of the buildings that were torn down had been targeted by vandals in the past.

Paul Valeri, vice president and general manager of Valery Homes/Valery Properties, said previously that they would like to see construction on the brow lands begin by the spring of 2015.

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