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WARD 1 EVENTS
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77 East Street Development Application
1st Public Statutory Meeting
OPA 1728.66 and Z.1728.66
October 4th, 2021 6:30 pm Virtual Meeting
The public can participate by delegating before council:
1) Written Delegations
Written comments on development applications will become part of the public record when received before the statutory meeting and submitted to council as part of the information package that supports the agenda for the statutory meeting.
Email your written delegations by Oct 1st, 2021 to the Town Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BVRA offers membership and the community the facility to submit written delegations to council by submitting one of the form delegations to council. Please visit our Delegation page for more details. We also have a downable template to assist formulate a delegation in your own words to council.
We also encourage submitting the online petition to council
2) Delegations before Council (with or without a presentation)
Oral or spoken delegations before council are encouraged. Register to delegate before council by Oct 1st, 2021 and submit your presentation by emailing the Town Clerk at email@example.com or phone 905-815-6015.
The final deadline to email your written delegation or submit your presentation for a delegation before council is Oct 4th, 2021 @ noon. This will not part of the information package and only added subsequently
77 EAST STREET DEVELOPMENT
(Former Lake & East Street Development)
Podium Developments has filed a development application with the Town of Oakville for a 15 storey mixed-use building with a mechanical/amenity penthouse level. The site has been expanded to include Aberdeen House at 2262 Lakeshore Rd West.
The site is currently zoned as H1-MU1 Main Street 1 which allows 4-6 storeys with up to 10 storeys with bonusing.
The developer is seeking almost quadruple zoning variance through bonusing of 15 storeys, height of 50.5m and 4.5 levels of underground parking at an approximate depth of 12m which would surpass the Urban Core zoning at the Bronte Village Mall.
The developer hosted 2 virtual public information meetings (PIM):
August 10th, 2021
September 14th, 2021
Key concerns from the community as an outcome of reviewing the development application online at the Town of Oakville's website and attending the PIM's are:
The magnitude of overall development
Zoning amendment that surpasses that of MU4 Urban Core
Community impacts & changing the character of Bronte Village
Traffic & Access
Safety & Affordability
Council will receive delegations concerning the development application through the 1st public statutory meeting on October 4th, 2021 at 6:30 pm.
We encourage community delegations to lend your voice to the development of Bronte and you can email the BVRA for assistance and register to delegate by emailing the town clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 4th, 2021 @ noon.
We also encourage you to urge council to uphold the current zoning and address the community concerns raised through the online petition. Paper versions of the petition are available upon request by community captains or the community by contacting us.
We also encourage written delegations to council and you can submit your comments to the Town Clerk at email@example.com or choose to use and submit for your convenience on the BVRA's form delegations on our delegation page.
Key Elements of the Proposal are:
Halton Region Official Plan Review (ROPA)
The Regional Official Plan (ROP) has policies that guide how Halton grows and develops and focuses on four key policy areas:
Halton Region has outlined 5 growth concepts which will be evaluated along 4 themes, with public input and planning recommendations on how Halton should grow over the next 30 years.
Halton Region is hosting 6 public information meetings and the Oakville meeting was held on May 13th and had approximately 150 attendees.
The representation of attendees was 67% residents, 8% community groups, 8% businesses, 11% developers & 7% local municipal partners.
Concept 3B had the highest support, where employment and residential area growth is accommodated through a shift toward mixed-use development within no greenfield expansion and an emphasis on climate resiliency and food security.
The last public meeting was held on June 29th, 2021 7 pm with a deadline of July 15th, 2021 to submit your comments online. More information can be found at Official Plan Review
Vogue (Wycliffe) Ltd filed a development application for 27 condo townhouses and 8 semi-detached houses in November 2018 effectively looking to impose medium-high density in a low-density residential neighbourhood. The area is currently zoned for 17 units; single or semi-detached. The community delegated against this proposal in January 2020. Mayor Burton questioned ¨How is this not over-development?¨ The developer appealed the application to the OMB citing no decision from the municipality by the mandated deadline. The LPAT hearing was held on April 19 - 20, 2021.
The Tribunal Member has ruled in favour of a zoning amendment as a result of a deal between the Town of Oakville, Halton Region and the developer that allows medium density in a low-density stable neighbourhood.
The BVRA is disappointed as this decision has set a precedent. A key outcome of the LPAT process was the elastic interpretation and application of the RL8 zoning by-law that would allow for 3 stories in a predominately 2 storey neighbourhood and maximum built form of semi-detached at 3600 sq feet where single-detached homes average 2200 sq feet. In addition, front and side setbacks detract from the existing character of the neighbourhood and the town has allowed an easement from Lakeshore Road West without any tangible benefits to the community.
The BVRA will remain active as this application now proceeds to the site plan process and supports the efforts of a group of neighbours who participated as a party in the LPAT hearing and continue to seek concessions that allow for a gentle transition from adjacent homes.
It is crucial to email Members of Council to uphold the Livable Oakville Plan and Zoning By-laws in a consistent and transparent manner. More information on our Current Issues page.
Province guts Conservation Authorities through Schedule 6 of Bill 229
The BVRA wrote a letter to the Province and Standing Committee along with We Love Oakville strongly opposing Schedule 6 of Bill 229 which seeks to greatly curtail the mandate of conservation authorities & as a result put Ontarians at risk who rely on these services to ensure access to safe drinking water, no development on or along watersheds or wetlands, and the preservation of the
Natural Heritage Systems and water resources.
Despite overwhelming pubic opposition, the bill received Royal Assent on December 7th, 2020 and regulations supporting the bill are slated for 2021.
Click pdf icon to read letter to the Province
320 Bronte Road Development
The development application for 28 townhouses and 2 detached dwellings was refused by Council in August 2019 and awaiting special review of a revised application in 2020.
Bronte Village Mall Redevelopment
The Bronte Village Mall is being redeveloped by Crombie REIT and is slated to be complete in 2021. The first phase of redevelopment includes 2 luxury rental towers anchored by Sobeys and Rexall. Sobeys closed down in November 2020 and is to be replaced by Farm Boy. Please address any issues during the construction phase to the by-law department at the Town of Oakville
Please visit our Ward 1 Development page to access more information concerning development applications within Ward 1.