Abby Watts, Project Manager, Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review provided a summary of the Additional Residential Review update including the purpose, background and an explanation of the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments.
Linda Davis, expressed concerns on behalf of the McElderry Community to proposed recommendations including, height of two story accessory residences, property line setbacks, multi bedroom residences, parking, allowances for off-street parking, preserving external facades, loss of privacy, daylight and tree canopy. She was in support of limiting single story additions with a minimum three metre set back with sufficient off-street parking for the number of residences on site.
John Lawson, President, of the Old University Neighbourhood Association (OUNA), addressed concerns with respect to student rentals and proposed recommendations which would increase density and dwelling units in the Old University Neighbourhood. He stated that OUNA is supportive of licensing landlords as businesses to assist with enforcement of student rental issues.
Michael Hoffman, expressed concerns relating to proposed recommendations to increase dwelling units which would result in increased parking and noise.
James Smith, a resident, expressed support of the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments.
Council recessed at 7:15 p.m. to allow time for delegations to call in to register to speak to the item and resumed at 7:20 p.m.
Doak McCraney, a resident, was in support of the use of additional residential units for senior housing. He expressed concerns relating to two story units, loss of privacy, trees and parking.