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More on Magna Coming to King

As I posted earlier there is a public meeting Monday June 22 regarding the Magna application for a zoning amendment for their property at King/Jane St.  Here is the Staff report .  As indicated in the latter there is much information yet to be provided; for example, degree of grading of the land.  I was pleased to see plans for managing the increased traffic on King Road; specifically it is identified that there will be a full signalized intersection at the main entrance on King Road.  (I was particularly interested in this comment as I met with a group of residents several days ago who specifically asked me about this.)  This same group also asked me about the urbanization of King Road, namely sidewalks on the south side; again this issue us touched on in the report but as indicated it is far from resolved.  As a reminder, the Public Meeting process is one required by the Planning Act; to speak at the meeting, to voice support or concerns or to ask questions it is not necessary to register.

There is another opportunity to learn about Magna’s plans.  Concerned Citizens of King Township’s (CCKT) AGM features two speakers who will be making presentations on the topic: Mayor Pellegrini and  representatives from IBI Group, the Architectural Firm on the project.  The meeting is Tuesday 6/23 at 7PM in Kettleby.  Here are details of meeting.

Public Meeting for the Magna Site

Monday, June 22nd there is a public meeting regarding the application by Magna International to build headquarters at the south east corner of Jane/King Rd. Here are the details of the application.   As always a public meeting dealing with a rezoning of lands is an opportunity to learn details about the project and for the public to ask questions, to voice concerns and/or to voice support. I have posted brief comments on this application already and there has been significant media reports about it; having said all that, the application and the details of the plan needs to be assessed.