There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to receive significant interest from residents. This section in the newsletter is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active in Ward 4 development applications but a brief synopsis of select applications. Please feel free to contact me at ([email protected]) if you have questions about an application that is not included here.
71 Regent St. – An application was submitted to Richmond Hill planning staff in the summer of 2015 for approval of a proposed development of 28 townhouses at 71 Regent St. I hosted a well attended Residents’ Meeting in the fall of 2015 for this application. The applicant is currently working toward an application that can be brought to council for a Council Public Meeting. Stay tuned to the Liberal Newspaper (Richmond Hill pages) and this e newsletter for the date of this meeting.
44, 48,54 and 60 Arnold Cres. – An application for 37 townhouses and 4 single detached homes was submitted to Richmond Hill planning staff in the summer of 2015. I hosted a well attended Residents’ Meeting in the fall 2015 for this application. The applicant had a Council Public Meeting in the fall of 2015 where comments from the public and Council members were heard. In the winter of 2015 the applicant elected to appeal this application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The OMB will hold a pre hearing meeting for this application on June 1st, 2016 in Committee Room 2 at the Town Offices at 225 East Beaver Creek Road. A report will be coming to Committee of the Whole on May 16th that will recommend staff defend the Town’s position at the OMB. To view the report that will be considered at Committee of the Whole on May 16th click here.
Canyon Hill and Yonge St (10922, 10944 and 10956 Yonge St) – An application for 160 townhouses was submitted to staff this spring. Letters to area residents were sent out to inform them of this application. To view this letter click here. A site plan application will be scheduled for a future committee of the whole meeting for consideration by Council.
107 Hall St – An application for 22 townhouses and the preservation and restoration of the historic Langstaff house was submitted to our planning staff in the summer of 2015. A Residents’ Meeting and a Council Public Meeting were held in the fall of 2015. This application is presently with our planning staff undergoing a review. The next step in the process for this application will be for a staff report with recommendations to to be considered by Council at a future Council Meeting. Stay tuned to the Liberal Newspaper community pages, and this e newsletter for the date of this meeting.
168 and 176 Elgin Mills Rd W.– An application for 20 townhouses was received in spring of 2015. This application has gone to a CouncilPublic Meeting in the fall of 2015. I have been working with a group of neighbouring property owners and the applicant, to address concerns about this application. The application will be coming to another Council Public Meeting in the near future before any Council approvals will be sought.
129, 133, 141 Arnold Cres and 230 Major Mackenzie Dr. W. – This site has recently been sold to The Acorn Development Corporation. At this time, I understand the developer is working to complete an application for redevelopment of this site which they will eventually submit to our Richmond Hill Planning staff. In the interim, Acorn has applied for, and been granted, permits to demolish the four existing structures on the site. This work will likely happen sometime in June. To be clear, the demolition approvals in no way signify any permissions to develop the property. The applicant will need to go through the regular planning process prior to obtaining any approvals to building anything new on the site. It is my intention to host a meeting for the neighbourhood residents as soon as any plans by the developer have been solidified. This meeting will serve to make the community aware of the details of this application. Presently, at this very early point in the process, there is no timeline set for such a meeting but I will ensure that the community is informed in a timely manner when a clearer picture becomes available.
Condo Proposal South West corner of Gamble and Yonge. – In 2014 there was an application for an 8 and 5 storey condo on the South West Corner of Gamble Rd and Yonge St. The applicant had a Council Public Meeting some time ago but this application has not been presented to Council as of yet. There were a number of issues that were identified during this process, including issues of proximity to a flood plain.