Development Application:  6719 Glen Erin Drive Update

City Council approved the development of 83 condominium townhouses and stacked townhouse in addition to the existing 13-storey rental apartment building on September 8, 2015.  Planning staff are in the process of finalizing development and Section 37 (Community Benefit) agreements with the applicant.  The applicant will need to submit a site plan application in accordance with the approved concept plans. On complicated projects, the site plan approval process may take upwards of 9 months to complete but the length of time is largely dependent upon the applicant and their desire to proceed. The applicant will also need to apply for and receive building permits which may also take a significant amount of time but the permit process can run concurrently with the site plan application. The applicant has not shared their anticipated timing to submit the required application and permits nor their anticipated time frame to begin construction with city staff. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me or contact me by phone at 905-896-5900. Click on the below links to view the concept plans for 6719 Glen Erin Drive:
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Updated:  May 5, 2017

Development Application:  2700 Aquitaine Avenue Update

On January 20, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) made its final decision on the application at 2700 Aquitaine.  The board has approved development of  3 apartment buildings of 12, 9 and 7 storeys comprised of 393 new units.  With removal of 112 of the garden home units, the final number will be 616 units.   In all of the proposals and the final approved plan, the towers are joined by 4 or 5 storey podium buildings.   I am not happy with the decision nor with the development as it will set a precedent for further applications to ignore our Intensification Policies and our Official Plan.  The OMB decision shows again that the province of Ontario has taken the planning of our cities out of the hands of the elected officials and put it into the hands of an appointed body that has no connection to the community.  Click here to see the final site plan.

I already have meetings scheduled with other landowners who are bringing us proposals that far exceed what is in the City policies.  I will be opposing them also and will hold public information sessions in the coming months.   There are several other development applications in the works in our ward.

Revised January 21, 2017

Development Application:  6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. (Meadowvale Islamic Centre)

The City received an application for construction of a place of a religious assembly at 6496/6508 Winston Churchill Blvd. by the Meadowvale Islamic Centre.  This application is for a 18,095.8 square foot building and parking.

The Planning and Development meeting was held on Monday September 21, 2015 at City Hall and Council voted in favour of the proposal.  I was the only Councillor to vote against it.

Click on the below links to see the plans submitted to the city:

Meadowvale Islamic Centre Concept Site Plan

Meadowvale Islamic Centre Elevations

Update:  No new submissions or discussions have been received or occurred on the associated site plan application under file SP 10/135 W9 as at July 7, 2016.

Development Application:  6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd

The final report with recommendations from city staff for the application for development of 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings at 6532/6544 Winston Churchill Blvd. was considered at the Planning and Development Committee meeting on May 2, 2016 and was approved.

I have held several public meetings regarding this proposal and received excellent feedback from the community which resulted in the original proposal for 6 detached dwellings and 18 condominium townhouses to be changed to the present proposal.

As I have noted previously, these lands were designated in the City’s Official Plan as Residential Low Density II within the Meadowvale neighbourhood which permits detached, semi-detached and duplex dwellings.  The proposal did not therefore require an Official Plan Amendment but required a zoning by-law amendment to allow for the development of the 1 detached dwelling and 20 semi-detached dwellings.

To view the plans that were approved, please click here.

Revised May 3, 2017

Development Application:  Phase II of 2930 Erin Centre Blvd (Erin Meadows Seniors Village)

Phase One was completed and opened in January of 2003 and included 180 beds for Long Term Care residents. At that time, the zoning was put in place for the entire project that would include the Long Term Care building, a central linking internal “town square” and a 7 storey seniors’ apartment building with a total of 236 additional units.

A site plan application was submitted to the City in May 2013 and I held an Open House with the applicant in July 2013 so residents could view the plans.  Due to shadowing concerns raised by City planning staff, there was a need to reduce the height of the building on the east side of the property. In order to do this and still provide the number of seniors’ apartments needed in the community, the applicant has instead moved forward with a 12 storey building stepping down to 3 storeys along the east boundary with a total of 267 units.

As this plan is different from the one shown in 2013, I held an open house on November 26, 2014 so that residents could view these revised plans and ask any questions. The project has begun and ongoing.  To view the revised site plan please click here.

Revised May 20, 2017

Development Application:  Day Care Centre at Northwest corner of Winston Churchill/Britannia

The city has received an application for Site Plan approval to construct a daycare centre on the vacant lands on the northwest corner of Britannia and Winston Churchill.

The zoning permits the construction of such a facility and the only approvals that are required are staff approval of the site plan. The application is presently being reviewed by City staff to ensure it meets the zoning by-law requirements.

I have met with the applicant and landowner and I feel this is a good use for this property and will finish off the corner with an attractive building. The building is a two storey structure of 8,510 square feet. It will be owned and operated by the landowner who also lives near the community. All access will be from the existing driveways and sufficient parking is provided onsite.

To view the site plan click here.

To view an artists rendering of the daycare centre click here.

To view the plans for the playground click here.

Revised May 4, 2016

New Paramedic Reporting Station Being Built

The Region of Peel is building a new Paramedic Station at the southeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Thomas Street. The station is being built in Ward 11 but I am advising Ward 9 residents so that they are aware. Click here and here to view the plans. Click here to view information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Second Units

City Council approved the Second Unit Implementation Strategy (strategy) to legalize second units in Mississauga at its meeting on July 3, 2013. The Strategy includes:

Official Plan policies

Zoning By-law regulations

Licensing requirements

An education program and

Partnerships with professional and organizations interested in second units.

Council also approved Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit second units. There is no appeal on these amendments as per recent changes to the Planning Act and therefore they are in force on the Council approval date. The licensing by-law will be brought forward to Council in September and it is anticipated that the City will be able to begin issuing licences for second units in early fall.

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