One topic of concern for Liberty Village residents is we may not be building sufficient infrastructure and amenities to accommodate families who want to stay and raise their kids in the area. Some people question whether they can raise a family in a neighbourhood like Liberty Village.
Sam Crignano, President of Cityzen Developments, has recently contributed a blog article regarding their upcoming 30 Ordnance Street condo and mixed-use commercial project.
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Sam explains that his project will seek to include amenities for Liberty Village families:
“I think we’re seeing communities like Liberty Village mature. The young people who bought there years ago are now having children. Including amenities for children at 30 Ordnance is something that’s top of mind for us. If there’s anything missing from the area it’s that.”
“The housing forms are there. You have three bedroom townhomes in Liberty Village but the amenities that make it a viable option for raising a family are missing. We’d like to meet that requirement by adding some of those amenities. For example, we’re considering adding a private school and we’ve seen support for the idea.”
“In future phases of the project I think we’ll continue to see young, urban purchasers moving in, but more of them will be parents who are determined to raise their children in the city.”
Sam Crignano indicates that he can’t say too much at this point, but that Cityzen hopes to further details before the end of 2012.
Do you agree with Sam Crignano’s comments? Do you want to raise a family in Liberty Village? What types of family-friendly amenities do you want to see in the 30 Ordnance project?