County seeks feedback about proposed design for Elgin Park Redevelopment

Cobourg, ON – September 29, 2020 – Northumberland County is inviting residents to an upcoming online and telephone Question and Answer session to learn more about the status of the Elgin Park Redevelopment project in Cobourg and to share feedback on the proposed design.

In March 2019, Northumberland County announced plans for the Elgin Park Redevelopment Project: the redevelopment of community housing on Elgin Street East, Cobourg to increase the number of subsidized and market rental housing units at this location from 18 to 40. This project responds to the critical need for additional purpose-built rental housing in Northumberland.

The County is now working with architectural firm Barry Bryan Associates (BBA) on the pre-construction process, including applying to the Town of Cobourg for rezoning. Feedback obtained through the virtual Q&A session will inform the zoning application process.

Design plans include the construction of four new 10-unit buildings, adding to the existing stock of 344 community housing units across Northumberland. In advance of the virtual Q&A session, a presentation on these design plans, along with resources including project timelines and background materials, are available on Join In Northumberland —the County’s online consultation portal. To access these materials, please visit JoinIn.Northumberland.ca.

Join County staff and representatives from BBA for the virtual Q&A session on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. using one of the following methods:

Join online: zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 843 6253 8456
Passcode: 446106

Join by phone (toll-free): 855-703-8985

This session will also be streamed on the County’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/CountyNorthumberland.