In spite of rigorous opposition by the Rockwood Homeowners’ Association and local residents, plans to approve changes to the zoning and the City’s Official Plan in favour of the development on 1315 Bough Beeches was approved in early 2008.
The Rockwood community had been mobilized to oppose the application to construct more units at 1315 Bough Beeches Blvd. where 270 rental units are located in a 20 storey building that has been neglected and poorly maintained. The building is situated on a 2.37 hectare lot on the North East corner of Rathburn Rd. and Dixie Rd, and an bounded on the east side by Bough Beeches Blvd.
In effect the developer was given the approval to submit a plan of subdivision for a total of 683 units including the existing 270 units on this site. Although this contentious development was given the green light almost two years ago. The City of Mississauga Planning Department has advised the Rockwood Homeowners’ Association that as of February 2010, no site plan application has been received by the City.
The RHA will be informed by the office if any new information is received. If the developer submits an application and site plans, which adhere to the current zoning approval, development can move forward without public notification or hearing. Members of the public will be able to view the plans upon request.
If, however, the applicant chooses to submit a plan which would require additional amendments to the current zoning or a variance, a public process would once again be required. Stayed tuned..
*Please note this article was originally published in the Spring 2010 edition of The Rockwood Times.