Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

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There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate 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. Information that is new since the last newsletter is marked as “**NEW**” Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have questions about an application that is not included here.

71 Regent St.

There has been no new news to report related to this application since the last report. 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 held a pre hearing meeting for this application on June 1st. The main hearing on this file will be scheduled for March of 2017.

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 from my office, informing them of this application.  The applicant has since appealed this application to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The OMB hearing is scheduled for December 12th at the town office at 225 East Beaver Creek Road in the committee room on the 1st floor.

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 spring of 2015. A Residents’ Meeting and a Council Public Meeting were held in the fall of 2015. Unfortunately the applicant has appealed this application to the Ontario Municipal Board. I am very disappointed in hearing of this news. I will report the dates of any hearings scheduled by the OMB in this e newsletter at such time as this information is released.

**NEW ** – I have recently been informed that following ongoing discussions between the applicant and Town staff, there has been a revised submission by the applicant to reach a settlement with the Town. The proposed settlement will be brought to Council (Committee of the Whole) on Wednesday October 5th at 4:30PM for consideration, and at the Council Meeting on October 13th, 2016. Both of these meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at 225 East Beaver Creek Rd on the first floor. The details of this proposal will be contained in a staff report which will be available on the Richmond Hill website after September 27th,  by visiting  www.richmondhill.ca/meetings/meetings.asp

If you have any questions or comments on this plan please feel free to contact myself and the staff planner on this file, Ferdi Toniolo ([email protected]). If you have comments about the proposal, I would also encourage you to come to Committee of the Whole or Council on either of these dates to speak to Council. If you would like to speak to Council please contact the Clerk to be added to the speaker’s list for the meeting. The Clerk can be reached at [email protected].

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.  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.

47 and 59 Brookside Road and 12 and 24 Naughton Drive

This proposed development application includes 188 townhouses, 4 condo towers and a public park. I hosted a Resident’s Meeting on Wednesday, August 10th. At this meeting residents voiced significant concerns about a number of issues related to the application. Included in these concerns was the overall density of the proposal and the height of the 4 buildings being proposed (as high as 29 storeys), as well as issues related to vehicular access to the site and related traffic concerns. I would invite all interested residents to express your feedback to myself and to our Richmond Hill staff planner on this file, Phoebe Chow. My email address is [email protected], Ms. Chow’s email address is [email protected] hill.ca.

**NEW** – The next step in this process is to have this application presented at a Council Public Meeting. This meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 225 East Beaver Creek Road on the first floor. The date for this meeting will be October 5th at 7:30PM. At this time interested residents are invited to come to the meeting and express their thoughts regarding the proposal. There is no need to register as a delegation at this meeting, simply come and speak to council.

More detailed information about the Council Public Meeting related to this application is contained below.

COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING

 Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Concerning Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and a Related Draft Plan of Subdivision

A PUBLIC MEETING is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, to notify the public and receive comments on the following applications that have been received by the Town.

ITEM 1

INQUIRIES REFER TO TOWN FILES:

D01-16002/D02-16012/D03-16006

Phoebe Chow, Senior Planner,905-747-6452, [email protected]

A request from YONGE MCD INC. to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, and to approve a draft Plan of Subdivision for lands described as Part of Lots 1, 2 and 23, Plan 1642, Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Plan 3600, and Lots 1 and 4, Plan 3799, municipally known as 11014, 11034, 11044 and 11076 Yonge Street, 47 and 59 Brookside Road, 12 and 24 Naughton Drive.

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to amend policies of the “Key Development Area” and “Neighbourhood” designations to permit a mixed use commercial/residential high rise building, 3 high rise residential buildings, 22 street townhouse dwelling units, 160 condominium townhouse dwelling units, 8 single detached dwellings, and a public park on the subject lands.

The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands from “Flood (F) Zone” and “Rural Residential (RR) Zone” under By-law No. 2523, as amended and “Residential Single Family Six (R6) Zone” under By-law No. 190-87, as amended, to “Multiple Family One (RM1) Zone”, “Multiple Family Two (RM2) Zone”, “Open Space (OS) Zone” and “Park (P) Zone”, with site-specific development standards to facilitate the above noted development.

The owner is also requesting approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision consisting of one condominium mixed use block, four townhouse blocks, one condominium townhouse block, eight single detached lots, a park block, an open space block and a new public road on the subject lands.

Lands Containing Seven (7) or More Residential Units: A copy of this notice must be posted by the owner of any land that contains seven (7) or more residential units in a location that is visible to all of the residents.

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Any person may attend the meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision. Written comments by any person unable to attend the meeting should be mailed/faxed/e-mailed to the Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill to be received no later than 12:00 PM noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Please ensure you include your name and address so that you may be contacted if necessary.

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Draft Plan of Subdivision Appeal: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted or refused and/or the Zoning By-law Amendment is passed or refused and/or the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision is approved or refused, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Town of Richmond Hill to the Ontario Municipal Board and may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption or refusal of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and/or the passing or refusal of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and/or the decision of the Council of the Town of Richmond Hill in respect of the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P4.

Notice of Collection: Personal information is collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 and may be contained in an appendix of a staff report, published in the meeting agenda, delegation list and/or the minutes of the public meeting and made part of the public record. The Town collects this information in order to make informed decisions on the relevant issues and to notify interested parties of Council’s decisions. It may also be used to serve notice of an Ontario Municipal Board hearing. Names and addresses contained in submitted letters and other information will be available to the public, unless the individual expressly requests the Town to remove their personal information. The disclosure of this information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56. Questions about this collection and disclosure should be directed to the Office of the Clerk at 905-771-8800 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Additional Information: For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, please contact the Office of the Clerk at 905-771-8800 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Questions respecting the information and recommendations contained in the staff report regarding the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and the proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision should be directed to the Planning & Regulatory Services Department between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM., 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 4th Floor at 905-771-8910. The Staff Report will be available at the Office of the Clerk, Ground Floor of the Municipal Offices, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016after 3:00 PM.  The Staff Report will also be available on the Town’s website RichmondHill.ca/Meetings.

Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk

Town of Richmond Hill

225 East Beaver Creek Road

Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Fax: 905-771-2502

E-mail: [email protected]

DATED THIS 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2016.