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Restaurant & Drive-Through at Tatton Court

On October 18 council agenda there is a report recommending approval of a zoning bylaw amendment to facilitate a take- out restaurant with drive-through on Tottenham court in the King Ridge shopping centre.  At the public meeting on June 7 I raised questions  as to whether there is a conflict with the traffic flow for this restaurant and the Montessori school which is west of the proposed restaurant; this issue is not addressed in the report. I have an additional question now about traffic:  what will the impact be on residents of Stan Roots Street? And what are the plans to mitigate that impact? I think the latter is important as I would expect residents coming from the coming from west of the shopping centre (which includes high school students from the school west of the centre) may choose to use Stan Roots St.  I am disappointed that there is no comment on construction/design for energy conservation.  You can send comments to [email protected]; or you can register to make a deputation by contacting king.ca clerks by noon Monday, October 18.

Public Planning Meeting Oct. 12 (1 of 2)

On the agenda for the Tuesday, October 12 Public Planning meeting is an application for an Official Plan Amendment and a Zoning Bylaw Amendment for the property where the King City post office is currently located i.e. 20 Doctor’s Lane. Here is the notice for the meeting. Here is the Staff report.  As I look at the elevation plans I wonder if the property owner and the architect understand the this building is for King City. I think the architecture of this project is far more important than the building itself as I think that there is strong possibility of the whole area being redeveloped.  Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email.  Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Tuesday noon hour.

Trail to GO train station

On the Council agenda for the September 27th meeting there is a report regarding the trail from the GO train station north parking lot which goes up north to King Road.  This trail is an important piece of infrastructure contributing to our active transportation strategy. Having said that, the report only addresses the portion of the trail up to the point that it is behind the houses at the northern end of Hogan Court.  As the report explains this portion was built as part of the King Station phase three development and that it is now time for the municipality to assume the trail. As reported the municipality received funding from both provincial and federal government to enhance the trail with paving and some lighting. If it were a recreational trail I would regret the paving; but as it is intended as a way too reach the GO train without using a car I am supportive of the paving. I will be asking about the winter maintenance program.

New Business on Hwy 9

September 7th council meeting includes a public meeting for an application for a business on Hwy 9 between concession 10 and 11. I believe this is an application motivated by a desire to be in compliance to the zoning bylaw as there has been business activity, already, at the site which is not permitted. It’s difficult to  to assess this application with an open mind when the property owner showed no respect for our policies until they were caught because citizens made complaints.  As reviewed there are several important issues which need to be addressed. The report suggests that the site is classified as prime agriculture; if this is  correct the question is whether the proposed business is permitted.    This is the statutory public meeting; no decision are made; it is the opportunity for the public to ask questions and/or make comments.  Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email.  Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Tuesay noon hour.

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Development at 13131 Keele

September 7th council meeting includes a public meeting for an application for a a zoning bylaw amendment to enable construction of five townhouses fronting onto Dennison at the corner of Dennison and Keele. Consistent with comments I have made previously about residential development in King City I believe this application has merit: it provides a different residental format; it’s location with proximity to schools, York Region Transit, GO station, library and grocery store makes it ideal for intensification. Having said that I am not supportive of the plan presented in the report. The site is too small for five town houses; this is well demonstrated by the requests for variances from the setbacks and permeability limits in our zoning bylaw. And finally, its a very poor design as it shows five driveways onto Denison. This is the statutory public meeting; no decision are made; it is the opportunity for the public to ask questions and/or make comments.  Public can register with [email protected] king.ca to make a deputation and/or they can send their questions and comments in via email.  Requests for deputations and emails for council review should be sent in by Tuesday noon hour.

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