Developer Peter Van Dolder says he hopes shovels will start going in the ground soon for Andpet Realty’s proposed 321-unit subdivision, which is to include semi-detached homes, apartments and a retirement residence.“We’re hoping to get it rolled out here. Of course, the servicing has to be done so we’re getting pretty close with that,” he said Friday in an interview.“We’ll put the street servicing in and we should be able to begin foundations in September, so later this year.”Van Dolder, co-owner of Andpet Realty, said the company is working on an agreement with a firm that wants to build a 120-unit retirement residence on a 2.5-acre section of the property.He said the houses in the development, proposed for a lot across from Seasons Retirement Community on 16th Avenue East, will also be marketed to adults 55 years of age and older.“It was originally set up for singles. I got a start on it 10 years ago and I just think there’s some momentum now and some growth opportunities in Owen Sound. And with what’s happening around (the property), I’ve headed for the Freedom 55 concept in rental units, retirement homes,” he said.“It’s well-suited for that, it’s positioned well for that with shopping, with bus services, with everything that’s in the area.”The agenda package for Monday night’s city council meeting includes two technical reports from staff on separate development proposals for lots on 16th Avenue East.The first relates to the planned Andpet development. The Owen Sound-based company has submitted applications for official plan and zoning bylaw amendments as well as a draft plan of subdivision for its proposed residential development.The other report relates to a proposal by Legacy Hospitality, which is planning to build a six-storey, 100-room hotel and two-storey commercial/office building adjacent to the Andpet site. API Development Consultants has applied for a zoning bylaw amendment and site plan approval for the Legacy property.For both staff reports, council will be asked to approve holding public meetings April 1 on the applications.Mayor Ian Boddy said he’s happy to see the two development proposals make it to this stage of the planning process.“This is yet another good news story,” he said. “Both of them we are really looking forward to having and filling in land that’s already close to other developments.”Andpet’s site plan proposes 54 semi-detached homes, 27 townhouse units, three 40-unit apartment buildings and 120-unit retirement residence.The official plan amendment application requests re-designating portions of the property as residential high density and residential medium density “to provide for a mix of residential uses and densities,” according to staff’s report to council.Andpet is asking for portions of the property to be rezoned medium density residential to allow for the development of a mix of semi-detached townhouses, cluster townhouses and on-street townhouses, the report says.The company is planning to build a road in the subdivision to connect 16th Avenue East and 14th Avenue. The proposed L-shaped senior’s residence is to be located behind Legacy Hospitality’s hotel, while the apartment buildings are to be built near 10th Street East.