Lindsay Sulatycki, Senior Development Planner, introduced the proposed application including details of the proposed Official Plan and Zoning-By-law amendments to permit a stacked townhouse development with 24 three-storey stacked townhouses. She summarized the requested special zoning by-law and official plan amendments.
Astrid Clos, agent for the owners, spoke by telephone and provided a summary of the proposed application including surrounding land uses, intensification, permitted uses and requests for proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. She summarized the number of proposed units, parking spaces, tree removal and environmental features.
Mary Lou Gobbi, an area resident, spoke by telephone on behalf of her neighbours on Palermo Crescent, she expressed concerns regarding intensification and overcrowding, parking, information provided on traffic counts, noise, privacy, safety, proposed location of the laneway to the school property, traffic control, aesthetics and lack of greenspace.
Stephany Collins an area resident, spoke by telephone to express concerns of the residents of 74, 76 and 78 Victoria Road, properties located directly across from the proposed development. She raised concerns with respect to parking, traffic and traffic survey results, proposed entrance location, potential impacts of additional traffic on the school entrance, safety, potential impacts on infrastructure including water and sewer services, environmental conditions, removal of trees and lack of greenspace.
Kim Wakeford, a resident spoke by telephone and stated that she was not opposed to growth but that it must be aligned with Guelph's growth management strategies and thoughtful planning. She expressed concerns regarding the density of the proposed development, traffic and safety for school children, parking, the removal of trees and noise.
Rajan Philips, a representative of Paradigm Transportation, spoke by telephone and provided comments regarding traffic concerns and summarized the results of the Traffic Impact Study.
Council recessed at 7:50 p.m. to allow time for delegations to call into the remote meeting to speak to the item. Council reconvened at 8:00 p.m.
Domenico Basso, an area resident, spoke by telephone and expressed concern with respect to increased traffic, safety of school children, density, parking, proposed zoning by-law amendments, water infrastructure and removal of trees. He stated that he was not against development and suggested that the development include senior housing.