Glen Broll, Glen Schnarr and Associates provided an overview of the Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications.
Councillor Mahoney enquired regarding the breakdown of units, square footage and retail space.
Councillor Tedjo enquired regarding amenity spaces and commented on the lack of family units and would like to see more of those units included.
Councillor Parrish spoke in support of the application
Councillor D. Damerla arrived at 7:05 PM.
The following persons spoke:
- Malcolm Jackson, resident expressed concerns with height, proximity of a neighbouring development, privacy,and enquired about EV charging stations, bike lanes and shadowing.
- Sarah Maraone and Robert Balogh expressed concerns that the development is not consistent with the policy statements reflected in Official Plan; traffic congestion, Lakeshore Village residents unable to exit street due to one way access; restricted privacy, and sunlight and safety concerns.
- Janet Forgetta, Resident expressed concern with traffic and parking..
- Deborah Goss, Resident, expressed concerns with respect to traffic congestion and bus connections, and noted that the development is not in keeping with pedestrian/cycling friendly community; lack of affordability and suggests Council adhere to its Master Plan and Principles by recommending height reduction, increase retail ground space and create an enhanced public realm for local residents.
- Sharon McAfee, expressed concerns with the lack of retail spaces and suggests increasing retail in the community. Councillor Damerla enquired about the rationale to reduce retail space.
- Richard Antonio, Resident, expressed concerns regarding affordability and enquired on how affordable housing can be created.
- Karen Lea expressed concern with the number of development applications under review that are designated for Ward 1, and the plans for infrastructure and services to support the growth, and what principles are applied to ensure equitable growth across the city.
- Jamal Siddiqi, Resident, expressed concerns that the development is inappropriate for the community, as the current plaza is a community meeting hub, and this development creates and isolating community.
- Mark Savinski, Resident, suggests that the development be built in phases with the commercial spaces be built first.
- Holga Chykhofskin, Resident:, expressed concerns with the density and enquired regarding what type of evaluations and studies have been conducted and what amenities are being proposed.
- Irene, Resident: supportive of the development and would like to see that the community gathering spaces be maintained.
Mayor Crombie arrived at 7:50 PM.
Glen Broll, Glen Schnarr and Associates and Chris Rouse, Director, Development and Design responded to enquiries.
Councillor Dasko commented on the community feedback, efficient use of lands, waterfront rebuilt; community public spaces, retail configurations, increase of family units and affordability, and noted that residents can reach out to him and Members of Provincial Parliament regarding growth and density.