The purpose of the meeting is to hear public comment on the applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit a 97-unit apartment building on a 1.08-hectare (2.68 acre) parcel of land situated at the northeast corner of the Tecumseh Road/Southfield Drive intersection (11870 Tecumseh Road). The subject property is designated “Commercial” in the Tecumseh Official Plan. The “Commercial” designation contemplates apartment buildings of this nature; however, the policies establish that they may only proceed after a site-specific amendment to the Official Plan is approved.
Accordingly, the proposed Official Plan amendment introduces a new site-specific policy in the “General Commercial” designation to facilitate the subject development.
The corresponding zoning by-law amendment would change the zoning on the subject property from “General Commercial Zone (C3)” to a site-specific “General Commercial Zone (C3-15)”. The proposed C3-15 zone would facilitate the proposed development and establish appropriate lot and yard provisions such as maximum lot density, building height and yard setbacks.