Ideal site for conservation subdivision

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Nov 26

Develop in Almonte, Ontario: live-work-play-shop-learn-grow environment

It’s no longer good enough to develop me-too subdivisions– ones with endless curvilinear roads that connect nowhere to nowhere and cause extra wear and tear on drivers, cars and families. What we need today is to apply principles of conservation subdivision design and neo-urbanism to new developments to create more sustainable communities. 


Read about the 10 principles of conversation subdivision design here, and learn more about neo-urbanism here,

Here’s an opportunity to create a mixed use, sustainable, conservation subdivision in one of Ontario’s coolest places– the town of Almonte, 24 minutes west of Canadian Tire Centre. There are 55 acres of development land with piped services plus 15.29 acres of rural land with deep overburden, excellent for development of community gardens, pathway system, farm-gate marketing and lovely views for neighboring homes. Read this story about how Russian dachniks (a word meaning “gardener”) found out that one hectare could grow enough fruits and vegetables to support a family plus have enough left over to export and sell,

For Sale

550 Country street, Almonte ON

List Price: $2,065,000

Location: future development land next to existing and new subdivisions in historic town of Almonte with piped services at lot line; 24-minutes from Canadian Tire Centre

Property Type:55 acres of future development land plus 15.29 acres of rural lands 10k to Pakenham skiing. Excellent views to east and south. Land high/dry, & highly serviceable. Frontage on 3 roads: hwy 29/15, Country st, King st + unopened road allowance (Grove st). Close to excellent schools (Upper Canada School Board), great restaurants and Mississippi River. Terrific cultural scene in Almonte. Local shopping + full slate of big box stores 10k away in Carleton Place. 


Remarks: future development land to be brought into urban boundary. Piped water/sewer services available at lot line/capped at King street entrance. High elevation, well drained, excellent loam soil. Ideal for development of conservation subdivision: flex housing + community gardens. Flex housing includes—granny flats, in-home apartments. Also work-from-home suites. Create live-work-play-shop-learn-grow environment minutes from Almonte General Hospital & downtown. Potential for residential development together with commercial development along highway 29/15. Pricing based on 55 acres dev land @ 33,000/acre + 15.29 acres rural @ $16,500/acre. Read more about conservation subdivision design here,

Directions: from Canadian Tire Centre, take the Queensway (highway 417) west to March road exit for Almonte (8 mins). Turn west on route 49. Proceed to roundabout. Take Ottawa street. Veer left onto Bridge street then left on Country street. 24 min total.


Highest and best use: conservation sub-division design/flex housing/community gardens/live-work-play-shop-learn-grow environment


MLS # 934979



Bruce M Firestone, B Eng (Civil), M Eng-Sci, PhD

Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc Broker

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Bruce is an entrepreneur/real estate broker/developer/coach/urban guru/keynote speaker/Sens founder/novelist/columnist/peerless husband/dad.