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Council Public Meeting May 16

Richmond Hill Council Public Meeting Tuesday May 16 at 7:30pm

3.1 SRPI.23.052 – Request for Comments – Minor Zoning By-law Amendment Application - 229 Rumble Avenue

A request for comments concerning a proposed Minor Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit a second floor addition to an existing single detached dwelling

3.2 SRPI.23.047 – Request for Comments – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - 162, 166, 170, 174, 178 and 182 Norfolk Avenue

To permit the construction of a high density residential development to be comprised of two towers (14 and 16 storey in height) connected by a 6 storey podium, containing a total of 406 dwelling units with three levels of underground parking.

  • The applicant’s Official Plan Amendment application seeks to amend the policies of the Local Development Area (LDA) designation applicable to the subject lands in order to permit the following:

    • an increase in permitted density from 2.0 FSI to 5.4 FSI;

    • an increase in the maximum permitted building height from 3 to 16 storeys abutting the Neighbourhood designation;

    • an increase in the maximum permitted building height from 15 to 16 storeys within the Local Development Area; and,

    • an increase in the maximum permitted base building height from 4 storeys to 6 storeys.

3.3 SRPI.23.044 – Request for Comments – Official Plan Amendment Application – Parkway Hotels and Convention Centre Inc., 650 Hwy 7 East Inc., and 9005 Leslie Street Inc. - 600 and 650 Hwy 7 and 9005 Leslie Street

To permit a high density mixed-use residential/commercial development on its land holdings. The proposed development is to be comprised of:

  • nine towers ranging in height from 35 to 42 storeys with some of the towers on six storey podia and a total of 3,460 dwelling units .

  • an expansion to the existing hotel operations, a conference centre area expansion and new commercial/retail space.

  • A 0.4 hectare (0.99 acre) strata park is proposed internal to the site with a ‘breezeway’ connecting to Leslie Street.

  • The existing office building, retail mall, conference centre, and Sheraton hotel are proposed to remain.

  • Parking is proposed within 6 levels of shared underground parking which is to span the entirety of the subject lands. Proposed Parking Spaces: 4,921

At the February 26, 2020 meeting Council approved the request to remove these lands from the Region’s Employment Area designation subsequently they are now designated Community Area under the Regional Official Plan.

  • Community Area permits a full range and mix of urban uses which are intended to accommodate a significant portion of planned growth within the Region

  • The Key Directions Report identifies the East Beaver Creek and Highway 7 area where the subject lands are located as an emerging Local Centre.

  • Lands are located along a Regional Corridor which are intended to serve as locations for the highest densities and mix of uses, as determined by the local municipality, with consideration for local community context and character

  • Lands are with a MTSAs which intended to support a range and mix of land uses, supporting higher density, mixed-use and transit-oriented development.


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