Rockport Group’s Jack and Daniel Winberg sat down with Adam and I in a cordial meeting of minds on Monday. It’s fair to say we were impressed by this father and son team and were were able to find out more of what’s involved in the proposed Cultural Hub. A longer article will emerge from the interview but in the meantime in the spirit of fairness, a couple of correction. On April 13, I mentioned that:
“As a sidenote, Mr Winberg’s company built Scarlett Heights retirement home along Lawrence and handily smacked down residents’ objections when the development was inevitably taken to the OMB.”
This sidenote was incorrect; although Rockport built Scarlett Heights, I was confusing that building with Humber Heights on Lawrence. Scarlett Heights is actually on Eglinton and there was no involvement with the OMB. For the record, here is a list of their completed projects.
With regard to development charges, an impression was created in my articles that the City was waiving them entirely. In fact development charges are waived only for the Hub component and not for the rental apartment building.