4853 Thomas Alton Blvd.
Adi Development Group Inc.
Ruth Victor and Associates
The applications submitted for this location are requesting an amendment of the Official Plan and the Zoning Bylaw to allow the development of 691 residential units; consisting of 12 back-to-back townhouse units, 21 (traditional) townhouse units, 160 stacked townhouse units, and 498 apartment units.
The proposal also includes two 19-storey apartment towers connected by a five-storey podium (at grade) located at the northeast corner of the site. Four levels of underground parking is alsp proposed.
The subject property is designated Residential - High Density in the Official Plan. The general policies for this designation permit a range of building forms including street townhouses and stacked townhouses, back-to-back townhouses, attached housing and apartments (ground or non-ground oriented housing units) with a density ranging between 51 and 185 units per net hectare (uph). Additionally, residential - high density development within the Alton Community is subject to a site-specific policy set out in Part III, Subs. 2.2.3 f) (iii), which limits apartments to a maximum height of 10 storeys.
The proposal is also subject to the City Council-approved Alton Central East Urban Design Study and Guidelines, which are intended to assist with the creation of the desired urban form.
The Official Plan Amendment requests an increase in the maximum permitted density (343 uph) and height (19 storeys).
The subject property is zoned RAL4-331 (Alton Community Residential) under Zoning Bylaw 2020, as amended. A site-specific amendment was made to this property in 2005. Bylaw 2020.203 came into force on April 10, 2006. The purpose of the amendment was to amend Zoning Bylaw 2020 to permit, among other uses, high density residential blocks within the Alton Community. The site-specific exception allows apartment building as the only permitted use. Moreover, the site-specific zoning regulations permit the following minimum and maximum ranges with respect to density and height:
Density (units per hectare)
The Zoning Bylaw Amendment seeks to further amend the property's RAL4-331 zone to a modified RAL4 zone that would expand upon the permitted building forms to include varying low-rise, townhouse forms and high-rise apartment buildings, increase the maximum allowable density and floor area, and introduce site-specific performance standards for each of the proposed building forms (e.g. reduced amenity area, parking, and yard requirements).
Name: Todd Evershed
Mailing Address: 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7870
Official Plan Amendment: 505-05-15
Zoning Bylaw Amendment: 520-08/15
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Corpus Christi, Theatre Room - 5150 Upper Middle Rd
Meeting Notice: Preliminary Notice (PDF)
The development proposal has been revised from a total of 691 residential dwelling units to 685 residential dwelling units (-6 units). The new building type and unit breakdown is as follows:
Date: Tuesday. Feb. 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Council Chambers, Level 2, 426 Brant St