Ward 4 Development Applications – Update

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents.  This newsletter section 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 development applications in the ward, 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 applications described below or questions about an application that is not included here. 

44, 48,54 and 60 Arnold Cres.

As reported in the last e newsletter, this development application was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), the hearing wrapped up in March and a decision from the OMB will be expected in the coming months. 

129, 133, 141 Arnold Cres and 230 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.

This property is owned by The Acorn Development Corporation.  At this time the developer is working to complete an application for redevelopment of this site.  I will be hosting a meeting for the neighbourhood residents as soon as any plans by the developer have been solidified. Presently 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.

Canyon Hill and Yonge St 10922, 10944 and 10956 Yonge St. & 47 and 59 Brookside Road and 12 and 24 Naughton Drive

The above properties are both located within the Key Development Area (KDA) located near Yonge St. and Bernard Dr. At the present time our Planning staff, along with many engaged citizens and stakeholders are working toward a Secondary Plan for the KDA. The Secondary Plan will help ensure that development in the area meets the standards of municipal and provincial policy such as Richmond Hill’s Official Plan, York Region’s Official Plan and Ontario’s Growth Plan. Richmond Hill has contracted Urban Strategies Inc. to prepare the Planning Study and Yonge/Bernard Key Development Area Secondary Plan and Implementing Zoning By-law. To date we have held 2 different public input sessions related to the creation of a Secondary Plan for this area. Staff will report back to Council before the end of July 2017 on the study findings. 

For more up to date information on the Yonge/Bernard KDA project, please visit the study webpage at https://www.richmondhill.ca/bernardKDA.

The Preferred Option and Policy Direction Report for the KDA has been released and it is available for review by clicking here. I would invite feedback related to this document from any interested person. 

100 Mill St.

At the Council Public Meeting held on October 25th, 2016 a zoning bylaw amendment application was considered by Council in order to provide relief from the current zoning bylaw governing building at 100 Mill St. The applicant is applying to sever the existing lot and create two homes on the two proposed lots. A number of residents attended the meeting and/or expressed their concerns to me in writing primarily about the size and height of the proposed buildings. All comments from this meeting were referred back to planning staff. Our planning staff will continue to work with the applicant so that a revised application can be brought to Council in the future. 

35 Wright St.

The proposed application at 35 Wright St. seeks to amend the Zoning By-Law to permit a 6 storey office building to be constructed on the subject lands. 

I hosted a Residents’ Meeting in February, where public input was gathered. The next step in this process was a Council Public Meeting held in March. Several residents expressed their views related to the proposal. I am particularly concerned about the lack of parking in the plan and the height of the proposed building. Our Planning staff will take away all of these comments and continue the planning process. In the future a staff report will come to Council with a recommendation regarding the application. 

**NEW** 24 Brookside Drive 

Council Public Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Concerning Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment

A Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017 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.

Inquiries Refer To:

Town File: D02-14031

Town Planner: Ferdi Toniolo, Planner II – Site Plans

Telephone: 905-771-2442

Email: [email protected]

A request from Brookside Castle Corporation to amend the Zoning By-law for lands described as Part of Lot 3 and Part of Block A, Plan 1642 and municipally known as 24 Brookside Road. The subject lands are located on the north side of Brookside Road and have a total lot area of approximately 0.59 hectares (1.5 acres).

The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit a seven (7) storey commercial building comprised of office, medical office and ground related retail uses with site specific development standards 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.

Any person may attend the meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. Written comments by any person unable to attend the meeting should be made in person, or by mail to the Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3P4, or fax to 905-771-2502, or by email to [email protected] and is to be received no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Please ensure that you include your name and address so that you may be contacted if necessary.

 Zoning By-law Amendment 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 Zoning By-law Amendment is passed 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 passing or refusal of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, 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 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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 about the information and recommendations contained in the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Staff Report should be directed tothe Planning & Regulatory Services Department by calling 905-771-8910 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM.  You can pick up the Staff Report at the Office of the Clerk, located on the Ground Floor of the Municipal Offices, on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 after 3 PM.  The Staff Report will also be available on RichmondHill.ca. To find it, select the Calendar and click on the relevant meeting for a list of items.

Town of Richmond Hill

225 East Beaver Creek Road

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P4

Telephone: 905-771-8800

Fax: 905-771-2502

E-mail: [email protected]

Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk

Dated this 25Th day of May, 2017