Here They Sprawl Again

By “they”, I mean Barrie. I happened to notice that InnPower is preparing to begin preliminary electrical work for pending development of Barrie’s ‘Salem’ project. It illustrates the futility of trying to definitively control urban sprawl. It seems the larger the municipality, the less possible it is. This new urban expansion includes residential tracts about 11 km. from Barrie city hall and provision for a new Hwy 400 interchange at McKay Road:

SalemPlan

It puts into context Innisfil’s push to service and develop “employment lands” in the vicinity to the south. The map gives you an idea of what Innisfil’s commercial / industrial developments will eventually be bordering.

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