Dundas Parkside property to be assessed for cemetery after Aug. 21

News Jun 16, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The former Parkside Secondary School property is expected to be turned over to the city's parks department on Monday, Aug. 21, for staff to begin assessing how much of the cleared site will be used for a cemetery.

Contractor Budget Environmental has completed demolition and removal of the building, and was finishing grading and placement of topsoil on Friday. Crews have already removed fencing, and installation of sod is about to begin, with expected completion on Friday, June 23.

"(The) contractor is to maintain sod for eight weeks after completion of installation (is) confirmed," said the city's director of environmental services Craig Murdoch. "Expected turnover to parks is Monday, Aug. 21. As such, there is no further information from parks. We will not start planning the cemetery until the site has been handed over."

Once planning of the cemetery is done, the city can determine how much of the property will not be needed for the cemetery use,  how much can be used for residential development, and how much can be added to the park.

The financial plan for the project includes estimated proceeds of $2.5 million from future development of unused portions of the Parkside property.

Dundas Parkside property to be assessed for cemetery after Aug. 21

Contractor completing grading and sodding of site before city takes over

News Jun 16, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The former Parkside Secondary School property is expected to be turned over to the city's parks department on Monday, Aug. 21, for staff to begin assessing how much of the cleared site will be used for a cemetery.

Contractor Budget Environmental has completed demolition and removal of the building, and was finishing grading and placement of topsoil on Friday. Crews have already removed fencing, and installation of sod is about to begin, with expected completion on Friday, June 23.

"(The) contractor is to maintain sod for eight weeks after completion of installation (is) confirmed," said the city's director of environmental services Craig Murdoch. "Expected turnover to parks is Monday, Aug. 21. As such, there is no further information from parks. We will not start planning the cemetery until the site has been handed over."

Once planning of the cemetery is done, the city can determine how much of the property will not be needed for the cemetery use,  how much can be used for residential development, and how much can be added to the park.

The financial plan for the project includes estimated proceeds of $2.5 million from future development of unused portions of the Parkside property.

Dundas Parkside property to be assessed for cemetery after Aug. 21

Contractor completing grading and sodding of site before city takes over

News Jun 16, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The former Parkside Secondary School property is expected to be turned over to the city's parks department on Monday, Aug. 21, for staff to begin assessing how much of the cleared site will be used for a cemetery.

Contractor Budget Environmental has completed demolition and removal of the building, and was finishing grading and placement of topsoil on Friday. Crews have already removed fencing, and installation of sod is about to begin, with expected completion on Friday, June 23.

"(The) contractor is to maintain sod for eight weeks after completion of installation (is) confirmed," said the city's director of environmental services Craig Murdoch. "Expected turnover to parks is Monday, Aug. 21. As such, there is no further information from parks. We will not start planning the cemetery until the site has been handed over."

Once planning of the cemetery is done, the city can determine how much of the property will not be needed for the cemetery use,  how much can be used for residential development, and how much can be added to the park.

The financial plan for the project includes estimated proceeds of $2.5 million from future development of unused portions of the Parkside property.