The Gaslight District and Creative Intersections is the feature topic on 570 News on Friday July 07 at the 11:30Am time slot of the Mike Farwell Show.

Listen to the discussion here: TOPIC: Creative Intersection at Gaslight District GUEST: Scott Higgins, President, HIP Developments

CAMBRIDGE — Hip Developments has earmarked $2 million for a creative installation at its Gaslight District project in Cambridge.

"We wanted to make sure it had enough funding to do something truly amazing," Scott Higgins, president of Hip, said Wednesday.

This will be the first "creative intersection" in the region under an initiative led by the Prosperity Council of Waterloo Region.

The Creative Intersections Strategy is focused on erecting permanent installations at key intersections in public spaces across the region.

Jul 6, 2017

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, July 5, 2017 - The competition for talent that can live, work and play anywhere in the world is fierce, and the Prosperity Council of Waterloo Region is taking a bold step toward addressing this challenge as stewards of the Creative Intersections Strategy.

The deal by HIP Developments to buy the Southworks Outlet Mall is done and the work now begins on one of the largest redevelopment projects in Cambridge in recent years.

“The deal closed June 30 and all of the existing tenants have moved out and the mall is now closed,” said HIP Development’s president Scott Higgins, Tuesday (July 4).

Some of the Southworks’ tenants have found new homes in the Galt core area according to Higgins.

“Which is really good for everyone. I know Southworks Antiques has found space at 73 Water St. in Cambridge Place,” he said.

Jun 14, 2017

Despite some remaining concerns about building height and impact on heritage in the area, city council has formally endorsed plans for the “Gaslight District” development proposal.

“This is a transformational project for the city,” said Coun. Pam Wolf, whose ward includes the former Southworks foundry lands in west Galt where the project is planned. “The best way to preserve heritage buildings is to reuse and repurpose them.”

Plans for the Gaslight District redevelopment project on the Southworks Outlet Mall lands cleared a major hurdle this week, receiving a number of approvals from city council.

They include official plan (OP) amendments related to building heights and setbacks, zoning changes and authorization to demolish parts of one of the buildings and sections of another.

May 2, 2017

As proponents of the Gaslight District project announced this week they have locked down their major business tenants, they have also submitted a new plan for the proposal to the city.

Speaking to the Preston Hespeler Rotary Club Thursday (April 27), HIP Development’s director of development Joel Doherty said new plans to revamp the $120-million project were submitted Tuesday.

“We’ve listened to what people had to say and we’ve made some changes,” he told Rotarians.

Apr 26, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — The Gaslight District is getting a jolt of electricity.

The head office of Energy+, the hydro utility serving customers in Cambridge, North Dumfries and Brant County, will move into the mixed-use development that's planned for the historic Southworks and Tiger Brand properties in Galt in early 2020.

Apr 26, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Energy+, Cambridge’s electrical distribution company, is getting back to its roots in downtown Galt.

Utility officials announced they have found a new home, following a two-year search, and now plan to set up shop in HIP Development’s $120-million "Gaslight District" project.

Energy+ will be making roughly 20,000 square feet of the former Southworks building off Fraser Street its new administrative headquarters in 2020, bringing more than 70 jobs to the west Galt location.