Mark Clairmont | MuskokaTODAY.com

GRAVENHURST — An ambitious plan to “finish off” the Muskoka Wharf would see an extension of the board walk north leading to more than 100 condo units and retail spaces next to the Segwun and Wenonah II ships.

The Rosseau Group behind the multi-million-dollar Cherokee Lane project wants to “pick up the baton” and carry on what began more than a decade ago at the south end of the Muskoka Lakes, said partner Scott Moffat.

He did not say how much it would cost.

The “village and lodge” concept calls for seven-storey living accommodations and a two-storey restaurant on the north shore of the property above boat slips and below the Lookout.

The entrance would tucked in at the end of Cherokee Lane off Bay Street.

Fifty people looked in on the virtual presentation late this afternoon in which planners also said they want to keep as many of the trees as possible.

It includes a Muskoka Springs general store a pool, underground parking garage for 136 and a public garden.

But no hotel.

The site is the former residence of one-time mayor Hugh Bishop.

Rosseau Group owns the Muskoka Springs water distribution business in Gravenhurst and a few years ago built the Hortons in Port Carling that is now closed.

Planning approvals from the town and district are pending with construction slated to begin in about a year’s time and a 2025 opening.

The Rosseau Group wants to build a “village and lodge” at the Muskoka Wharf to open in the spring of 2025.
The proposed project would be tucked in the north bay next to the Wenonah II and Segwun ships.
The plan calls for the existing boardwalk to extend north on the shoreline to the base of the Lookout with a seven-storey residential unit boat slips and two-storey restaurant on the opposite shore.
A screen grab shows the two acre parcel of land and water lot stretching out into Lake Muskoka nestled between the the Muskoka Steamships and Muskoka Wharf to the south and a rocky hill to the north.

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