Green Development Standards

On Oct. 7 Council agenda there is a report presenting a draft proposal for a Sustainable Development Standards Program. As reviewed for several years there has been a “checklist” of features which King wants to be incorporated into new developments but there has been no authority to enforce it and there really was no commitment on our part to confirm whether anything “promised” was actually delivered.  Although the proposed program is still hampered by the reality that there is no legislative authority to enforce there is improvement:  more specificity, plans for confirming execution.  IF either level of government (provincial or federal) were to introduce incentives for renovations for retrofits as a mitigation measure for climate change our new program could “fit” well as I believe we not only need to modify “new builds” but also need to upgrade current building stock.    (Buildings are 2nd highest source of carbon emissions).  I look forward to understanding the program as I do have several questions.

Model Home Application

Oct. 21 at Council meeting there will be a public meeting regarding a zoning bylaw application for a property at southeast corner of Carmichael and Keele.  The intent of the application is to enable a model home to be built there.  Here is formal notice for the meeting.  This is the time for residents to ask questions, express support or opposition; decision is unlikely to be made at the meeting but rather the report will likely be sent back to Staff to review further taking into account what is hear at the public meeting.

Meet Federal Candidates

There is one more opportunity to meet the Federal Candidates:  Thursday, Oct. 10 7-9PM at Municipal Centre. This final event is hosted by CCKT.  Note:  All candidates have been invited; whether they choose to participate is unknown to me.

Our King, our new OP

At Monday October 7 Council our new Official Plan, Our King, was adopted by Council.  It now goes to York Region, the approving authority. As YR has been very involved with our process we hope that approval will come quickly; until it is approved it is not in force and effect but it is a clear indicator of what our plan is for King.  Here is official notice of that adoption.  Note:  there are still two amendments approved by Council at same meeting which need to be yet incorporated into the document:  one is additional policy for severances in Kingscross and the other is modification to zoning on east side of Keele just north of King Road.

 

 

Transportation Masterplan Update

There is one more opportunity to attend an information meeting about the King Township Masterplan:  its Oct.8 at Trisan Centre, Schomberg 6-8pm.  For more information see here.

Meet the Federal Election Candidates

Our riding, the King -Vaughan one is extremely fortunate:  there are 3 all candidate meetings scheduled before the federal election on October 21.  First one is Tuesday Oct. 1 at Nobleton Community Centre (15d Old King Road, Nobleton) hosted by CCKT.  On Oct. 3 there is one at Municipal Centre (2585 King Rd., King City) hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.  And on Oct. 10 there is another one hosted by CCKT at the Municipal Centre in King City.