Katie Nasswetter, Senior Development Planner, advised that the applicants have submitted applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit the development of a mixed use commercial and residential subdivision on the subject lands. She outlined the history of the site, including an OMB decision from 2010 regarding previous Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. She also provided a high-level overview of the proposed zoning and associated specialized regulations.
Astrid Clos, Astrid J. Clos Planning Consultants, speaking on behalf of the owners, provided an overview of the application and summarized the current and proposed Zoning By-law and Official Plan designations. She also provided details on the various uses being proposed on the subject site, including back-to-back, lane decked and on-street townhouses, apartments, mixed-use buildings, urban square and neighbourhood park.
David McAuley expressed concerns with environmental impacts and outlined various opportunities that could be used to address these impacts, including solar panels, water conservation and pedestrian areas. He also outlined alternative and diversified housing types that could be made available within the development, including co-housing, live/work spaces, and affordable housing.