THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MARKHAM


EXCERPT CONTAINING ITEM #0004 OF THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PUBLIC COMMITTEE (November 16, 15)


DS151116 4. PRELIMINARY REPORT SCARDRED 7 COMPANY LIMITED 3940 HIGHWAY 7 (NORTH SIDE, WEST OF VILLAGE PARKWAY) APPLICATIONS FOR OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS TO PERMIT A TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT FILE NOS.: OP/ZA 15 128977 (10.3, 10.5)

Report

The Public Meeting this date was to consider an application submitted by Scardred 7 Company Limited for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to permit a townhouse development at 3940 Highway 7 (North side, West of Village Parkway) (OP/ZA 15 128977).

The Committee Clerk advised that 678 notices were mailed on October 27, 2015, and a Public Meeting sign was posted on October 22, 2015.  One written submission was received regarding this proposal.

Staff gave a presentation regarding the proposal, the location, surrounding uses and outstanding issues. Chris Perieira of M. Behar Planning & Design Inc. representing the applicant, gave a presentation to provide additional details of the proposal, and noted the nearby development that has recently down-zoned in response to the current market, similar to this proposal.

The Committee noted the position of the Region and the City to support higher density that reflects the intensification and transit supportive objectives of the Regional Official Plan.

Ken Wightman, owner of property backing onto the subject property, referred to the vote by the Unionville Ratepayers Association regarding down-zoning, and noted his concerns regarding traffic congestion and suggested a right-hand turn would be helpful at the Highway 7 intersection. 

David McBeth, area resident, spoke in support of a maximum six-storey building height from a visual perspective, and to minimize an increase in traffic congestion. Mr. McBeth also spoke of the high and low rise buildings with respect to wind effects.

Moved by: Councillor Logan Kanapathi

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Joe Li

1) That the written submission from Peter Miasek, representing the Unionville Ratepayers Association regarding applications by Scardred 7 Company Limited, 3940 Highway 7, be received; and,

2)         That the deputations by Ken Wightman and David McBeth regarding applications by Scardred 7 Company Limited, 3940 Highway 7, be received; and,

3)         That the staff report dated September 22, 2015 titled “PRELIMINARY REPORT, Scardred 7 Company Limited, 3940 Highway 7 (north side, west of Village Parkway), Applications for Official Plan and zoning by-law amendments to permit a townhouse development, File Nos.: OP/ZA 15 128977” be received; and,

4)         That the record of the Public Meeting held on November 16, 2015 with respect to the applications, be received; and,

5)         That the applications be referred back to staff for a report; and further,

6)         That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution. 

CARRIED

ADJOURNMENT

The Development Services Public Meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.

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