Major Terra View Homes projects break ground

Grading work has begun on two major Terra View Homes residential developments in Guelph.

Both the NiMa Trails project on the far northeast corner of the city, and the Hart Village development in the south end along Harts Lane and Kortright Road, have been in the planning and approval process for several years.

Terra View founder and CEO Andrew Lambden said Tuesday that NiMa Trails at Guelph Lake has taken seven years to get to the stage it is at now. Grading approvals were recently given by the city and heavy machinery is now on the site carrying out the groundwork. The same is the case on Harts Lane.

NiMa Trails, offically at 635 Woodlawn Road, is a 14.7 hectares parcel of land. The plans comprise 279 units in a mix of single-detached homes, townhouses, and apartments, with proposed commercial/office space, parks and open space.

The land is close to the Grand River Conservation Authority trails along Guelph Lake, and Lambden said the development’s location is exceptional. Single-detached homes will be build in the heart of the property, he said. Construction is expected to start next spring.

“It should be a wonderful site,” he said.

Lambden said demand is very high in the city for new homes. Registration has begun on both NiMa Trails and Hart Village. Visit to learn more about registration.

“We’re super excited to finally turn the corner on these two new communities for Guelph,” Lambden added.

Grading on Hart Village is underway on the south half of the 12.65 hectares property, formerly a farm. There is a towering pile of soil on the north half of the property, and dump trucks were going in and out of the site consistently on Tuesday afternoon.

The plans there call for 342 units, 117 of those single-detached houses, with 68 cluster townhouses, and about 150 apartment units. The project also includes parklands.

Terra View Homes is noted nationally as a pioneer of green home building. The company is the builder of several residential projects locally, including Pebble Creek and Riverview, as well as Edgewater Estates in Kitchener.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies involving Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie were recently held for both NiMa and Hart Village, Lambden said.