Updated: Nov 25, 2022
A Public Meeting on a proposed mix-use condominium at 405 Essa Road.
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🗣🏘 Public Meeting – 405 Essa Road (Ward 6)
Application for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment, submitted by Innovative Planning Solutions on behalf of Sean Mason Homes
To facilitate the development of an 8-storey, mixed use building with 89 residential apartment units, 6 residential townhouse units, and 2 ground floor commercial units, developed as a plan of condominium.
Seeking to rezone the lands from "Residential Multiple Dwelling Second Density with Special Provisions - Hold" (RM2 SP-562 H-139) to "Mixed Use Corridor with Special Provisions (MU2 SP-XXX)
Special Provisions include reduced front and side yard setbacks, a reduced drive aisle width, a reduced setback from an underground structure and a reduced landscape buffer
Many residents upset about this proposal – 13 spoke, many on behalf of larger groups, and 2 others were registered but did not speak.
Nobody is opposed to additional housing and density, but this does not fit the City's Better Building Communities Plan, and the application is out of context for the site.
Those who purchased in Phase 1 & Phase 2 with an understanding of what this area would be, will not have any recourse if the terms now change
Phase 1 still has unresolved issues
Proposal does not encourage safe active transportation
Concerns over removal of mature green spaces and trees
Concerns over storm management pond
No speakers spoke in favour of the proposal