The final report and staff recommendation on the application to rezone the lands at 6719 Glen Erin Drive to construct 83 condominium townhomes was considered by Council at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on Monday December 7, 2015 and was approved.
It had been deferred from the September 8, 2015 Planning and Development meeting as I had received new information about availability of water and sewer services that had to be resolved. Staff had worked with the Region of Peel and had obtained all the necessary information to bring the report back to Council.
The proposal did not meet the Intensification Policies of the City but it did meet the requirements of the Provincial Places to Grow legislation. Through the work by the Meadowvale Development Strategy Steering Committee, staff advised that this proposal could be supported by existing infrastructure.
This site has had a long history. Following several ward meetings that I held between 2010 and 2014 to show various plans, a formal Public Meeting to present the application was held at the Planning and Development Committee on February 2, 2015. Council and the public were shown the plan for the Official Plan Amendment and rezoning to permit 83 condominium townhouse and stacked townhouse dwellings in addition to the existing 13 storey rental apartment building.
In 2010, the owner initially proposed to build a 20 storey apartment building (166 units) plus 34 townhomes for a total of 200 additional units. As you know, I opposed that application on your behalf and the applicant subsequently appealed it to the Ontario Municipal Board. I continued to oppose any apartment building on the site and as a result the applicant withdrew his application from the Ontario Municipal Board and from the City.
On April 30, 2014, I held a ward meeting to show a revised proposal from the owner to build 93 (three and four-storey) townhouse units and retain the existing 13-storey apartment building and two-level parking structure. This meeting was held before any formal application was filed with the City. Following that meeting and based on input from residents and city staff, the plan was changed to 83 townhouses (reduction of 10 units).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or contact me by phone at 905-896-5900.
Click on the below links to view the site plans for 6719 Glen Erin Drive:
Updated: December 20, 2015
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