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Development Proposal North of Dennison on Keele

Wednesday December  5 there is a developer hosted meeting for a proposed development on Keele St. south of Dennison for 56 townhouses.  Here is the notice with details. This an excellent opportunity for the public to understand the proposal, to ask questions of the developers and to make comments.  There will be the formal public meeting as part of a Council meeting in 2019.  This is not the first development proposal for this land; in 2016 there was a very different proposal involving a portion of the lands included in this application.  Since the 2016 application there has been change of ownership twice.

 

 

Edgecore (Fandor) Development

On September 24 Council agenda there is Staff report recommending the signing of a subdivision agreement with Edgecore (Fandor) in Nobleton.  This development is a a great addition to the Nobleton community:  a brownfield site (once an auto recycling facility) is being transformed into a subdivision with single detached and townhouse units.   A couple key points in the report:  final Ministry approval of site remediation has been granted; due to limitations on wastewater capacity development will proceed in phases.  Quality development of brownfield sites, such as this, is truly smart growth.  I am will be asking questions about noise barriers given questions/comments I have been receiving from residents in other new developments.

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.