Skip to main content
Start of main content

Preston Meadows Condominium Brownfield Redevelopment

Transforming a former foundry site into an asset

  • LEED

    Certified

  • 140

    Units

  • 10

    Acres

  • Cambridge, Ontario

    Cambridge, Ontario

An integrated approach to transform a brownfield development into something beautiful

Most wouldn’t envision a former foundry site as a new residential development. But we did. When the City of Cambridge put out a proposal for purchase and development, we brought the opportunity to our clients. Most said no. What sold Reids Heritage Homes on working with us was our integrated approach to brownfield development.

We started by including the community to ease concerns about development. We utilized new grant programs that made it financially viable. Multiple disciplines worked together to save time and money by creating solutions. In addition to unsuitable material from years of industrial use, an adjacent rail line posed noise and safety issues. We used the material to build a berm that addressed all three issues. This landscaped berm also satisfied the city’s need for a pedestrian link between major roads at either end of the site.

Once an eyesore, Preston Meadows is now an asset to the community. A mix of buildings offers affordable housing. Park land dedicated to the city is a place for everyone to enjoy. The development was a pilot for the LEED-ND certification making it one of the first successful residential brownfield developments in the region.

At a Glance

Offices
Award
CUI Award, Brownie Awards 2011 Finalist, Sustainable Remediation Technologies & Tech. Innovation
Meet Our Team

Kevin Brousseau, Senior Associate, Community Development

The real bonus in doing this kind of work is shaping my community and helping it build new opportunities.
Kevin Brousseau Senior Associate, Community Development Read More

Brian Campbell, Principal

I am proud that the precise and accurate spatial data we provide to our clients and our Stantec associates plays an important role in the success of their projects.

Kevin Fergin, Vice President, Regional Business Leader - Community Development (Canada Central & Atlantic)

I take the approach that we are helping people in our community live better.
Kevin Fergin Vice President, Regional Business Leader - Community Development (Canada Central & Atlantic) Read More

Dave Flynn, Vice President, Discipline Leader, Environmental Services (Canada)

Producing high quality work is some of the best marketing we can do.
Dave Flynn Vice President, Discipline Leader, Environmental Services (Canada) Read More

Tim McCormick, Associate

The best compliment we can get on our restoration projects is ‘it doesn’t look like anyone did anything’. That is when we know we did our job.
  • Kevin Brousseau

    Senior Associate, Community Development

  • Brian  Campbell

    Principal

  • Kevin Fergin

    Vice President, Regional Business Leader - Community Development (Canada Central & Atlantic)

  • Dave Flynn

    Vice President, Discipline Leader, Environmental Services (Canada)

  • Tim McCormick

    Associate

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content To top