Prior group donates five acres of land to Township of Mapleton

MAPLETON – The township has received a donation of park land from Fred Prior, the developer of Drayton Ridge, Agri-Hood Neighborhood Community.

Mapleton, GDC/ Drayton RIDGE/Agri-hood Neighborhood Community are partnering together in “developing a special and unique future” home experience in Drayton, states a press release from the municipality. 

The vision, country living in the village of Drayton Ridge’s Agri-hood community, is moving ahead in a very tangible way.

Drayton Ridge developer/owner Fred Prior announced recently his company is donating a five-plus acre parcel of land on the Agri-Hood site to the Township of Mapleton for a new park.

The land is located on the Drayton Ridge property overlooking the Conestogo River and the village of Drayton. 

The lands donated will be used to best suit the needs of the community and compliment the Agri-hood design.

“We are excited to now have the opportunity to move our Drayton Ridge development forward after a number of years awaiting the release of wastewater sewage capacity,” Prior stated.

He added the Drayton Ridge development will include single family homes, town homes, condos and a golf teaching academy.

At the ground breaking event June 20, Mayor Gregg Davidson stated, “The Township of Mapleton is truly grateful for the donation of over five acres of land by the Prior Group. 

“This land will be utilized to create a recreational space that meets the needs of our growing community.

“We look forward to welcoming new residents and the development of the Agri-Hood in Mapleton”

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