‘Parking problems’: Plan for 212-home subdivision in this Oakville neighbourhood has councillors concerned

Kim J. Clark
A concept design of the 212-unit subdivision proposed for the southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe Road East and Sixth Line.

Oakville council is sending designs for a subdivision, which would feature extra than 200 households, back to the drawing board.

Council voted unanimously throughout its April 4 planning and growth meeting to refer the program back to town staff so they can consult with with the builders on attainable revisions.

The matter will not return to council until finally June at the earliest.

Crosstrail Estates Inc., Trafalgar Developments Constrained and TWKD Developments Inc., experienced brought ahead a proposal contacting for the developing of 212 townhouses on a 6.94-hectare assets at the southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe Street East and Sixth Line.

This program also called for the builders to offer up .35 hectares for portion of a 4.02-hectare neighbourhood park and .82 hectares for component of a 2.42-hectare Catholic elementary faculty.

Both of those the park and the college would overlap onto a different assets.

City personnel said the college on the site is at this time envisioned to be up and managing for the 2024/2025 faculty 12 months.

The developer experienced earlier been asking for 232 household units but revised that determine following discussions with city staff.

Town senior planner Kate Cockburn observed the park and school allocations have been also not section of the authentic system.

She mentioned the proposed progress would deliver two parking spaces for just about every townhouse, one far more than demanded by area bylaws.

A further 40 visitor parking spaces would be supplied for the 56 back-to-back townhouses that will be arranged in condominium blocks.

Cockburn reported the proposal shows one more 49 on-street parking spaces on the property.

City staff recommended approval of this subdivision proposal, noting the great deal configuration is suitable and suitable with the adjacent land takes advantage of and is in preserving with the intent of the land use guidelines of the North Oakville East Secondary Approach.

“The proposed advancement does not conflict with the Provincial Plan Statement (PPS) and Development Plan and conforms to the Area of Halton Official Approach,” reported Cockburn in a report to council.

“The proposed advancement would assist in obtaining healthy, livable and safe and sound group goals of the PPS and is reliable with the insurance policies of the PPS.”

Ward 7 Coun. Pavan Parmar pointed out that although she recognized the function accomplished by workers and the builders, she could not aid the team recommendation and termed for the proposal to be referred back to city workers so the design can be altered to provide far more on-street parking and other parking chances.

“The root of our parking problems in the north … a significant part of the grievances and difficulties arrive from condominium streets for the reason that there is no parking for guests, a good deal of individuals use their garages for storage space and parking retains on spilling onto other household streets and it just creates a problem for absolutely everyone,” stated Parmar.

Ward 2 Coun. Ray Chisholm voiced concerns about the neighbourhood park, pointing out the latest structure reveals a baseball diamond there.

He mentioned any park that has a baseball diamond or soccer discipline will have to accommodate big quantities of cars as teams appear to perform and spectators occur to enjoy.

Cockburn said the amenities at the park have nonetheless to be finalized and pointed out the current approach would see park goers make the most of on-road parking on Settlers Street and Sixth Line.

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