Last year’s construction year was a positive one in Norfolk County, with total construction value of $88.1 million over 1,109 projects. Agriculture projects increased by 60% over last year. Large projects included the Delhi wastewater treatment plant, Fanshawe College renovations, Klassic Coconut renovations, Long Point Beach Club Motel, and Greenfield Dentistry. Single-family residential construction led the way with $46 million worth of housing starts and renovations, followed by institutional ($13 million), agricultural ($11 million), multi-residential ($8.5 million), commercial ($6.7 million) and industrial ($2.3 million).
One-stop customer service for developers
Planners, Economic Development and Building staff are now co-located on the second floor of the Robinson Administration Building at 185 Robinson Street in downtown Simcoe, providing an excellent one-stop customer service area for developers, builders and investors.
Norfolk County has an Official Plan and a consolidated Zoning By-Law that simplify the land-use planning process across the entire municipality. The Development & Cultural Service Department has also implemented the successful Development Action Team (a one-window approach to applications), a pre-consultation process (to identify challenges and opportunities as quickly as possible), Developer Information Sessions (to inform and gather feedback from the development community) and Team Norfolk (a group of community influencers who act as a barometer to initiatives in our community and spread the word about developing in Norfolk County).