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Application for rezoning at 2700 Aquitaine Avenue to construct three apartment buildings

06/13/2016, 8:15am EDT
By Pat Saito

June Update

On February 18, 2016 the Ontario Municipal Board issued it's decision on the 2700 Aquitaine application for 3 apartment towers.  

The decision said that the application did not meet the Intensification Policies of the City, did not meet the Official Plan and was a significant intensification of an established neighbourhood. It also referred to the fact that the buildings would in fact introduce a built form higher than what is there now.

The board did feel that there could be some intensification on the site but it should comply with City policies which might allow a maximum 4 storey product.

The applicant has now requested a legal review of that decision so that it be set aside.  They have however agreed to put the appeal on hold pending a mediation process with the city. 
 
At the April 13th Council meeting, Council agreed to the mediation and negotiations will take place between the city and the applicant.  City legal and planning staff will be involved and as your Councillor I will have no role to play in this phase of the process. 
 
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Staff are very much aware of the positions held by me and the community and have indicated to the Meadowvale Planning Steering Committee that the redevelopment of the properties must respect the Official Plan policies regarding density and transition and design.
 
In his decision, the OMB Chair did state that while he was refusing the application as it was too much density, he did feel the land could be intensified but did not indicate to what degree.  This is the premise that will be used for the negotiations.
 
Any agreements that arise from these talks will have to be approved by Council and I have advised Council that I will also be taking the results to the community for your information and input.  I had expected that the negotiations would need to be completed within 6 months of the initial decision which was on February 18, 2016, however the applicant has asked for that time to be extended.  
 
There is a mediation meeting taking place on August 18, 2016 and as I receive more information I will provide it on my website and in the e-newsletter.  I am hoping that we will be able to come to some agreement that will recognize the policies in place and that any proposals be compatible with the neighbouring properties and the community overall.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at pat.saito@mississauga.ca or by phone at 905-896-5900.

 

Updated: June 20, 2016.

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Mississauga Ward 9 City Councillor Pat Saito

Pat Saito   905-896-5900

300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1
pat.saito@mississauga.ca

 

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