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Valley King Phase 1

On 5/28 Council agenda there was a Staff Report for the Township to assume ownership of the public works in the 1st phase of the Valley King Development.  2nd phase will continue to belong to the developer until they have fulfilled all conditions including a 2 year maintenance period.  2nd phase includes streets bordering the former school block, Hogan’s Court and the trails.  In phase 1 there is some outstanding work including tree replacement which is yet to be done.

NE King City Developments: Public Meeting

At May 7 Council there is the statutory public meeting for the development applications for subdivisions in the north east quadrant of King City  (south of 15th SDRD/west of Dufferin.) This is important project for King as current plans include 1,100 units (124 townhouses, remainder single detached.) As the new LPAT regulations are now in force it is important that anyone with concerns identify them at this public meeting as it is difficult, at best, to introduce new issues later.  You can register your concerns by either making a deputation at the public meeting or emailing your concerns to the Clerk ([email protected])

  • I continue to challenge the low number of townhouses.  We need a greater variety of housing stock in King City. The project does have a variety of size of single lots (12.8-21.3 m  (42-70 ft)frontages) but they are still single family lots.  A welcomed non standard offering is 77 of the 124 townhouses are described as being “lifestyle condominium.”
  • At earlier meetings about this project the rich natural heritage (particularly the wetlands and watercourses) of this site has been talked about. The recent report (March 16,2018) from TRCA (beginning page 40 of 78 in the Staff report) demonstrates that the project is not getting a “rubber stamp of approval” from the conservation authority.  As indicated there are important issues still to be resolved.
  • The Staff report indicates that there are issues still to be addressed re: some of the lot configurations and roads.

As I said earlier, its important to register concerns at this public meeting.  You can do so by either making a deputation at the public meeting or emailing your concerns to the Clerk ([email protected]).

 

King City North East: public meeting

On May 7 there is a public meeting for the subdivision referred to often as the North East Landowners Group; this is the development planned for west of Dufferin and south of 15th SDRD; here is formal notice.  This is a very large subdivision for about 1,000 homes.  This development is made of lands owned and planned for by 7 developers.  At the statutory meeting presentations will be made by King Planning and the developer (i.e. someone representing all 7).  The Staff report will be public on May 2 or 3; in advance you can visit Planning and ask to see specific reports submitted.  At the statutory public meeting public is invited to ask questions, identify concerns/issues and/or show support. This meeting will be under the new regime of the LPAT; in an earlier post I have identified some of the differences between the LPAT and the traditional regime of the OMB.

 

 

Keele Streetscaping

Keele Street (Station Road to King Road) is getting a face lift this year including new sidewalks on both sides.  The street is not being widened.  (In 2019 there is similar project on King Road (new municipal hall to library.) 

Magna Lands: request for warehousing

Here is Staff report on an application from Magna to amend the zoning by-law for their property at south west corner of Jane and King Road.  The requested amendment is to allow warehousing at their site which is zoned prestige employment.  On April 9th at Council there is the statutory public meeting which is the opportunity for citizens to voice concerns, ask questions, indicate support.  To my mind this is truly a case where there is inadequate information to make an assessment.  Two top questions are: how much and for what purpose.  As this property is of particular importance to King’s economic development I encourage you to attend this public meeting.

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