1315 BOUGH BEECHES | The City of Mississauga, Planning Department has advised the RHA that as of November 9, 2010 there is no new information and no site plan application has been received by the City of Mississauga Planning Department. We will be informed if and when any new information is received. In 2008 zoning was approved and the project was included in the City’s Official Plan, in spite of community efforts to block permission to amend the zoning. Under the revised zoning, the maximum number of units (existing and new) permitted on the site is 683 units. As there are currently 270 units on this site, the maximum number of new units will be limited to 413 units and represents a maximum floor space index (FSI) of 2.56.
If the developer submits the new application and plans requesting construction beyond what the current zoning states (either through minor variance or rezoning), a public notification and full hearing process would be required. However, should the proposed construction plan be within current City’s Official Plan and zoning, it will not require a public notification or hearing. Members of the public will able to view the plans upon request.
AUDUBON PARK | Earlier this year, the ORC (Ontario Realty Corporation) advised the City of Mississauga of their intention to dispose of an empty lot on the North-East corner of Audubon Blvd. and Fieldgate Dr. This parcel is currently being leased by the City for green space. As the City has the right of first refusal on the property, they were approached to purchase the land. The City has declined to purchase the land as green space, and the ORC has now removed the land from the “Parkway Belt West” plan leaving the City free to initiate an Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning to apply designation and municipal zoning to this land.
It is expected that City will recommend a similar designation and zoning as the surrounding residential area (Low Density Residential). However, this process will be subject to the public process and area residents will be notified. A public meeting will be held in the New Year.
For more information please contact Diana Rusnov, Manager, Central Area Development and Design Div. Planning and Building Dept. 905.615.3200 ext.5534
*Please note this article was originally published in the Winter 2010 edition of The Rockwood Times.