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Jun 14, 2017

Despite some remaining concerns about building height and impact on heritage in the area, city council has formally endorsed plans for the “Gaslight District” development proposal.

“This is a transformational project for the city,” said Coun. Pam Wolf, whose ward includes the former Southworks foundry lands in west Galt where the project is planned. “The best way to preserve heritage buildings is to reuse and repurpose them.”

Plans for the Gaslight District redevelopment project on the Southworks Outlet Mall lands cleared a major hurdle this week, receiving a number of approvals from city council.

They include official plan (OP) amendments related to building heights and setbacks, zoning changes and authorization to demolish parts of one of the buildings and sections of another.

May 2, 2017

As proponents of the Gaslight District project announced this week they have locked down their major business tenants, they have also submitted a new plan for the proposal to the city.

Speaking to the Preston Hespeler Rotary Club Thursday (April 27), HIP Development’s director of development Joel Doherty said new plans to revamp the $120-million project were submitted Tuesday.

“We’ve listened to what people had to say and we’ve made some changes,” he told Rotarians.

Apr 26, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — The Gaslight District is getting a jolt of electricity.

The head office of Energy+, the hydro utility serving customers in Cambridge, North Dumfries and Brant County, will move into the mixed-use development that's planned for the historic Southworks and Tiger Brand properties in Galt in early 2020.

Apr 26, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Energy+, Cambridge’s electrical distribution company, is getting back to its roots in downtown Galt.

Utility officials announced they have found a new home, following a two-year search, and now plan to set up shop in HIP Development’s $120-million "Gaslight District" project.

Energy+ will be making roughly 20,000 square feet of the former Southworks building off Fraser Street its new administrative headquarters in 2020, bringing more than 70 jobs to the west Galt location.

Mar 23, 2017

“The most magnificent idea to ever hit our community  – The Gaslight District.  This project is the catalyst for change for the biggest ever project in any of [Cambridge’s] core districts.”

"A development that every community would love to have.”

 - Greg Durocher, President of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

In this edition of "The City" Greg Durocher discusses the latest project coming to Cambridge; The Gaslight District.

Mar 1, 2017

"Scott Higgins, of HIP Developments, agrees that while the tech sector is vitally important, it is not the whole economic development picture. “Great tech jurisdictions not only have the ingredients like great schools and a tech ecosystem of VC, incubation, accelerations, etc. but perhaps even more so they must be fun places to live and work. We need more great public spaces to play in. We also then need awesome urban buildings to live in. If we don’t build awesome and innovative places to live young people won’t want to stay (or come) and call Waterloo Region home.”

Mar 1, 2017

Tradition meets tech, and the past will literally serve the future, at the new Waterloo development known as 181 King. Scott Higgins, CEO of HIP developments, explains, “Our Region leads the nation in tech and design driven enterprises. HIP believes our real estate projects must also lead in this regard. So 181 King will be the first regional residential high-rise to highly focus on design and advanced smart home technologies for automation and energy conservation.”

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