Tatton Court OPA amendments

At November 18 Council there is report for the redesignation of land to enable construction of 25 townhouses.  This is very positive for King City as the housing stock currently is almost exclusively single detached and most of the new houses are large.  This proposal is a good variation.

Budget 2020 Meetings

At December 2nd Council meeting there will be presentation of 2020 water and wastewater report as has been scheduled.  But, other meetings re: 2020 budget have been pushed back to January.  See here for the revised schedule.

 

Public Meeting for Big Initiative on King Rd in King City

At Council on November 18 there is the statutory public meeting for the development application for the former site of the municipal hall i.e. s(condo style), 5-6 stories.  The proposal includes a variety of unit sizes (one bedroom to three bedroom); 2 levels of underground parking.  As proposed there is benefit of truly a break through in kinds of housing opportunity in King; and given the range of sizes there will be a range of prices. Having said that I have concerns which I will identify below.  If you too have concerns or questions come to the public meeting and present them.  If you are unable to attend you can send an email to [email protected] who will provide your comments to the Council and they will be included in the public record.

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Traffic Calming: we want to slow down the traffic

At our November 4 Council meeting we spent considerable time hearing from constituents about speeding in their neighbourhood; that then triggered discussion about speeding problems throughout the Township.  To get a better understanding of the problem people are requested to review the TRAFFIC CALMING initiative on [email protected]  Please answer the survey.  (To do the survey you must register.)  Thursday November 21 6-8 PM at the Municipal Centre there is a public information session; residents across the Township are invited to attend. (more…)

GTA West Corridor

At November 4 Council meeting there will be a deputation by Ministry of Transport re:  the GTA West  Corridor,specifically the planning and environmental assessment study, stage 2.  I have made several posts on this issues reviewing my opposition; accordingly I was very disappointed when the new provincial government revived the EA which had been stopped.  I must admit that I have not paid attention to the matter since its revival so I do welcome hearing an update.  But, even though I am well aware that congestion on our regional and provincial roads is very bad I don’t believe additional roads for automobiles is a long term, sustainable solution; given the environmental costs of creating  this corridor alternate solutions needs to be expedited. Finally, spending scarce money on new roads seems really bizarre  given the climate crisis which many people and jurisdictions, King Township, acknowledge.

Country Day School Public Meeting

At November 4 Council meeting there is a public meeting for the zoning bylaw amendment application by Country Day School.  The application is triggered by plans to increase permanent facilities (and eliminate temporary ones), to modify parking area; end result will be better facilities for the existing student population.  The plans feature very creative inclusion of the heritage 1863 Eversely schoolhouse.  As reviewed in the report the proposal has been carefully assessed against the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, other provincial policies and our own Official Plan.  If you have questions or concerns attend the public meeting and/or send in comments by email to [email protected]