The builders for the Saxony 4-storey condominium at Locust and Elgin have filed an application to permit two additional storeys on the project. The application has not been approved. Staff are reviewing materials submitted by the applicant and will ultimately make a recommendation to city council to approve, refuse or modify the application. Council will ultimately vote on the request.
A neighbourhood meeting will be held in the near future to seek public input on the request. Residents can also attend the committee and council meetings where this is discussed, and provide input to all of council. Details on that will be shared once the dates are known.
A project page will be opened with notices of public meetings, the staff report and supporting materials. The link will be posted here when available.
A planner has been assigned to the file so initial questions and feedback can be directed to Mark Hefferton at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Take: I’m open to considering the request, given unforeseen issues that arose, including soil contamination that needed to be removed, and the general intent for a mid-rise building versus some other applications we’ve seen in the area for highrises that are 2, 3, or 4 times allowed heights and densities. The builder also moved and restored a heritage building on the property, which now sits on Maple Ave at the end of Elgin St. This was a significant cost to the builder, and significant benefit to the community. However, I won’t make any decisions before hearing from the community and staff.