JaneKing Holdings

On June 27 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending Council endorse the Municipal Capital Facility Agreement between the Township and JaneKing Holdings and others as identified in the report.   The proponent owns lands east of Jane and south of the property owned by Blackwood (the former Magna lands). The MCFA is an agreement which documents a voluntary contribution to King between $4-8 million for municipal infrastructure and community benefits within the village of King City. The agreement is independent of the land owners receiving council approvals for the development through the typical public planning process. There was statutory public meeting in February 2021; the current.proposal is for approximately 276 units. The report on June 27 2022 is solely focused on the MCFA.

if you choose to follow the link for the February 2021 public meeting you will see that it covers both the  includes an application called King Hill which sits immediately on south side of King Rd; the JaneKing holdings are south of King Hill and have been sold.  the MCFA is with the proponent who continues to ownthe JaneKing lands.

ZBA in ORM Countryside

On June 27 Council agenda there is a staff report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to facilitate a severance of property to create two lots at 3655 and 3653 Lloydtown Aurora Rd.  Realization of the proponents’ desire for the severance has been challenging as the property is on the Oak Ridges Moraine and accordingly is regulated by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. The latter seeks to restrict the carving up of larger lots and properties into small ones as such can lead to degradation of natural heritage features and reduces the viability of productive agriculture activities. Hence, there has been careful review of the proposal and modifications made since initial consultation in July 2019 and the statutory public meeting in January.   I am very comfortable with the staff recommendation to approve.

New Commercial Uses on Hwy 27

On June 27 Council agenda there is a Staff report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to change the permitted commercial uses at  12840 Hwy 27 in Nobleton.  The statutory public meeting was conducted June 6.  I am in full support. As always if you would like to register to make a deputation or  provide e-mail comments please do so by noon on Monday.June 27 at [email protected]

Important Agenda Update for June 27

Contrary to usual practise Council will start at 5PM onJune 27.   As usual you can listen and watch by livestream.

Also, the agenda does not include s report recommending approval of the new draft zoning bylaw for the countryside which had been anticipated.  It has been deferred to September, 2022.

Site Plan Approval Delegated to Staff

On the June 27th Council agenda item there is a report recommending a new bylaw to cover the topic of Site Plan Control in King Township. As reviewed in the report creation of this new bylaw is necessitated to  comply with Bill 109 “more homes for everyone.”  There has been much discussion as to whether this Act will indeed lead to homes being built more quickly and whether these homes will be “affordable.” The Bylaw being reviewed on June 27 is related to these objectives as the Province believes that the process for approving development applications will be accelerated by Councils delegating approval authority to their planning staff. As I am personally not in full agreement with the conclusions behind Bill 109 I am pleased to see  the provisions that our staff have proposed to provide transparency and to allow opinions of Council members or public to be heard.  But as clearly stated the decision authority is the Planning Staff. As reviewed in the report (more…)

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