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Condo proposed for 2085 Pine

I recently met with the owner, planner and architect of 2085 Pine Street to review updated plans for the site. They are interested in moving ahead with a public meeting to share their plans with residents.

 

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 426 Brant St., 2nd Floor, Room 247
The revised plan includes:

  • 5-storey building with 15 residential units (includes one stepped-back penthouse unit);
  • 24 parking spaces; no visitor spaces;
  • Overall building height of 22.3m;
  • Building moved south, closer to retained heritage home;
  • 3.3m setback from east lot line;
  • East side bedroom windows set in 4m from the building façade;
  • North, south or west facing units;
  • Evergreens planted on the building’s east side to screen first two floors.

A rezoning application would be required. The proposal meets the Official Plan. No planning applications will be submitted until after the public meeting.

The developer will consider public feedback to inform their application. Once an application is made, that begins a formal city process, with required studies, a review by city staff, and public meetings, ending with a vote by city council.

During this process, staff will generate a recommendation report to do one of: reject the application; approve the application; or approve with modifications. That report will go to the Development & Infrastructure Committee (which includes all members of council), followed by ratification at City Council. Residents can attend and provide input at these meetings.

Generally, these processes can take 3-6 months or more, depending on the complexity of the project. I will keep residents informed throughout this process of opportunities to provide further input.

For the public meeting, I have asked for a zoning comparison chart showing the current permitted zoning to what is being proposed here. I have also asked for a sun shadowing comparison from a permitted 4-storey building to the proposed 5-storey building.

 

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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