Baker District Redevelopment

A new One Planet Living community

Windmill Development Group has been selected through a competitive process to partner with the City of Guelph in developing a One Planet Living community in downtown Guelph. Windmill's design team is led by DTAH (urban design, landscape architecture, south-block architecture) and Diamond Schmitt Architects (north-block architecture). This truly inclusive mixed-use community will include residential towers, the new Guelph Public Library Main Branch, as well as institutional and retail uses integrated into Guelph's historic fabric. Two distinct residential towers – one on the north side and one on the south of a new public street, will provide approximately 275 residential units with a component of the suites planned as affordable housing to support the City’s intensification goals.

Location

Guelph, Ontario

Client

Windmill Development Group

City of Guelph

One Planet Living is a planning and sustainability framework predicated on building communities where people can live happy and healthy lives within the resources of our One Planet. Its principles include sustainable food and water, zero carbon energy, zero waste, equity and economy.

The Baker District Redevelopment will transform the existing Baker Street municipal parking lot and adjacent properties into a compact district nestled in Guelph’s historic core, creating a renewed area of activity, commerce and civic space for the local community and city. The focal point of the new community will be a dramatic new public library and prominent public plaza. The landscape and public realm concept of the Baker District Redevelopment prioritizes pedestrian porosity and the development of publicly accessible open spaces that are flexible to accommodate a range of uses. Learn more about the project on the City of Guelph's website here