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Site Plan application submitted for Saxony Locust@Elgin

The Bastedo House, former home to Wiggsville will move from 1437 Elgin to 470 Maple.
The Bastedo House, former home to Wiggsville will move from 1437 Elgin to 470 Maple.

Planning staff are now in receipt of the Application for Site Plan Approval proposing the redevelopment of the property at the corner of Locust St. and Elgin St.  The developer, Landform Development Group Inc., is proposing a 4 storey mixed use building that will contain 37 residential apartments and 500 m2 of office and commercial space at grade.  There will also be two levels of underground parking.  The entrance to the garage is from Locust Street.

Called Saxony, the development has been the subject of several public meetings, and has been modified based on resident and city staff feedback. Staff is still working with the applicant on some aspects of the development, but staff believe overall the proposal is a reasonable one.

I will be hosting a public meeting Tues. Jan. 26 , 7pm, City Hall, 426 Brant St., 2nd Floor, Room 247.

The historic building on the property (the “Bastedo House”) will be preserved and moved to 470 Maple Ave. Though not a designated heritage building, when planning staff reviewed the building they determined it was worthy of designation, and recommended that happen. There have been discussions about asking the owner to designate the building once it is relocated. On Oct. 26, the Committee of Adjustment approved the following variances to accommodate the relocation:

  1. To permit a 4.5 m front yard setback whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 2, Section 4.1 requires a minimum 11 m setback for a proposed detached dwelling.
  2. To permit a 4.1 m front yard setback whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 1, Section 2.13.1 (a) requires a minimum 10 m setback for roof overhangs on a proposed detached dwelling.
  3. To permit a 4.1 m front yard setback whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 1, Section 2.13.1 (d) requires a minimum 10.35 m setback for a front porch including steps on a proposed detached dwelling.
  4. To permit lot coverage of 22.5% whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 2, Section 4.2 permits a lot coverage maximum of 17% for a proposed 2 storey detached dwelling without an attached garage.
  5. To permit a 0.9 m rear yard setback whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 1, Section 2.2.1(b) requires a minimum 1.2 m setback for a proposed accessory building.
  6. To permit a 0.7 m side yard setback whereas Zoning By-law 2020, Part 1, Section 2.2.1(b) requires a minimum 1.2 m setback for a proposed accessory building.

If you would like to see the plans or discuss further, please contact the planner on the file, Charles Mulay.

Charles Mulay  MCIP RPP
Senior Planner – Site Plan Review and Urban Design
Planning and Building Department – City of Burlington
P 905.335.7600 ext 7693
F 905.335.7880

 

 

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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