SAY NO! to NEW HORIZON HOMES

Lets give Mr Paikin and New Horizon Homes a very clear message.  We do not support his proposal for a 17 storey development. The original plans were for a  4-storey structure. Lets keep it that way!

Here is the Zoning Amendment from 2009 for Block 3 Park Street South

Block “3”
(xv) That the Maximum number of Class A dwelling units shall be 24.
(xvi) That notwithstanding Section 11.(2)(iii) of Zoning By-law No. 6593, the
maximum building height shall be 4-storeys. .
(xvii) That notwithstanding Section 11.(3)(i)(b) of Zoning By-law No. 6593,
the minimum front yard depth, including balconies, shall be 0.0
metres.
(xviii) That notwithstanding Section 11.(3)(ii)(b) of Zoning By-law No. 6593,
the minimum northerly side yard width, including balconies, shall be
1.7 metres, except that 0.0 metres shall be permitted for a 1-storey,
roofed-over unenclosed porch for the building entrance.
(xix) That notwithstanding Section 11.(3)(ii)(b) of Zoning By-law No. 6593,
the minimum southerly side yard width, including balconies, shall be
9.4 metres.
(xx) That notwithstanding Section 11.(3)(i)(c) of Zoning By-law No. 6593,
the minimum rear yard depth, including balconies, shall be 6.0 metres.

We need a few volunteers to distribute flyers throughout the neighbourhood to announce the meeting that New Horizon Homes has planned.  If you do not live  in the immediate vicinity of this development, you would not have received notice of this meeting.

New Horizon Homes is holding this  meeting on Thursday May 9th at Ryerson Recreation Centre, 251 Duke Street, from 7pm to 9pm.  Duranders, if you are concerned it is important that you attend and tell the developer that this 17 storey proposal is inappropriate. Lets keep it at 4- storeys

Flyers need to be delivered before the May 9th meeting.  We will have a small area map for your drop.  This will take no more than 1 hour of your time.

New Durander Tony Bradshaw has offered to organize our routes.  If you can spare 1 hour of your time , please contact Tony at 289 260-9234 or email the Durand Neighbourhood Association.

Also, you have until May 9th to get your written submission in to the City Planners office.  See the previous blog for details.

3 Responses to SAY NO! to NEW HORIZON HOMES

  1. Gudrun Boehm-Johnson

    In this residential area there are already too many high rises obscuring the view and causing too much traffic, along with a severe parking shortage. The older one-family homes or duplexes are wedged in between the high rises, and property values are declining rapidly because the lovely old homes are overshadowed by these giant buildings that repeatedly get zoning bylaw amendments to go higher than the initial plans indicated.

  2. I live at 7 Robinson st and am willing to hand out flyers to stop this 17 story building. I will be sending my councilor , plus a written submision to the city.

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