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Meadowview Estates subdivision debuts on “Parade of Homes”



By Ron Giofu


A brand new subdivision in Amherstburg has made its debut on the Windsor-Essex Home Builders’ “Parade of Homes.”

Prospective home buyers and curious onlookers got their first look at the Meadowview Estates subdivision, which sees homes currently under construction on the 34-acre site at the corner of Meloche Road and Simcoe St.

“It’s slated for 140 homes,” said Jason Laframboise, who developed the site with builder Norbert Bolger. “It’s a mix of semi-detached and single family homes.”

Realtors Jason Laframboise and Mitchell Deslippe stand in one of the model homes in the new Meadowview Estates subdivision.

Laframboise and Mitchell Deslippe are selling the units Bolger is constructing with Laframboise stating that single family homes are custom builds. The semi-detached units come in two sizes, with 1,255 square foot units costing $299,900 and 1,470 square foot units selling for $339,900.

Interest in the subdivision has been great, even greater than Laframboise and Deslippe anticipated.

“It’s taken off so much faster than we thought it would,” said Deslippe. “It’s fantastic.”

“Sales are definitely exceeding what we thought they would,” added Laframboise.

Laframboise said, “we literally just completed our first model” and that comes after ten years of work by himself and Bolger to get the subdivision off the ground.

“It’s been a long haul but it’s definitely rewarding,” he said, of finally having homes going up.

They are currently in phase one of the subdivision, with that including 54 homes, but Laframboise believes they may soon have to look at starting phase two. He estimates the subdivision will be fully constructed within three to five years with a commercial development also possible on the Simcoe St. side of the development.

An exterior look at some of the townhomes in Meadowview Estates.

Many of the people looking at the semi-detached units are retirees and empty-nesters, with Deslippe adding families are also taking a look at the single family homes. People who are looking at the units love the location, said Laframboise, including the availability of walking paths and bicycle lanes nearby.

Laframboise and Deslippe estimate the Meadowview Estates subdivision will generate roughly $42-45 million in sales when all is said and done.

“It’s fantastic for the Town of Amherstburg,” said Deslippe. “It’s great for the residents. It generates tax dollars.”

Damage estimated at $50,000 after Saturday morning fire


By RTT Staff

The Amherstburg Fire Department attended a fire in the 500 block of Simcoe St. Saturday morning and the damage estimate is $50,000.

The Amherstburg Fire Department states that they were able to contain the blaze to an attached garage at a home in the area. According to fire officials, the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

The $50,000 damage estimate includes damage to the structure itself and to the contents that were inside. Simcoe St. was closed for a brief period but soon re-opened once fire crews had extinguished the blaze.

There were no injuries, the Amherstburg Fire Department added.

Simcoe St./Meloche Road intersection re-opens earlier than anticipated



By RTT Staff


For those heading to the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival this weekend, be advised that one major construction project is out of the way.

The intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road re-opened Friday and is not scheduled to close again until paving works is necessary. Even then, manager of engineering and operations Todd Hewitt stated that it won’t be a full closure.

“We are very happy to have it done,” Hewitt said of the intersection.

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Hewitt said the town always wanted to have the intersection open for the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival but since the contractor got the work done in about half the time, there will be no need for a re-closure immediately after the festival.

The intersection was closed July 31 and was expected to last four weeks. Hewitt said the contractor was able to complete the storm sewer installation project in that area of the roadway in two weeks.

Users of the Libro Centre still have to use the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St., however, as the overall Meloche Road project is still ongoing.

Meloche Road/Simcoe St. intersection to be closed for four weeks

By RTT Staff

Due to ongoing work on the Meloche Road project, the intersection of Meloche Road and Simcoe St. (County Road 18) will be closed for the next four weeks.

The closure comes into effect Monday (July 31) and will help facilitate storm sewer installation and road reconstruction.

The town of Amherstburg states that intersection is expected to be closed for four weeks and that detour routes will be posted.

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Residents and visitors will still be able to access the Libro Centre via the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St. but they will be required to approach from the east, the town adds.

Work on the Meloche Road reconstruction project will be ongoing through the fall and is expected to be complete by November.

The town is reminding motorists that traffic disruptions may occur due to the construction and some delays may be experienced. Drivers are asked to slow down and obey all traffic signage.

Windsor man dies as a result of Walker Road crash


The Amherstburg Police Service is investigating a single vehicle fatal accident that has claimed the life of a Windsor man.

Amherstburg police say the crash occurred shortly after 7 p.m. Friday on Walker Road between Alma St. and County Road 18 (Simcoe St.).

A brown four-door Ford Taurus was travelling southbound on Walker Road when it left the roadway and struck a culvert in the west side of road. Police add the lone occupant of the vehicle – a 24-year-old Windsor man – was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The Amherstburg Fire Department and Essex-Windsor EMS were also on scene.

Accident reconstruction officers are investigating the accident. Walker Road was closed for approximately five hours with police stating via Twitter shortly after midnight that the roadway had been re-opened.

No charges are expected, Amherstburg police state, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information or witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Amherstburg Police Service at 519-736-3622 or Windsor/Essex Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.