Staff recently presented revised plans for the Aldershot GO mobility hub at a series of open houses. Changes include elimination of mid-rise up to 11 storys from Queen Mary (light yellow area), and reducing heights on Clearview from 19+ storeys to 11 (golden yellow area). In addition, heights have been increased up to 30 storeys for the Aldershot Go Central precinct area (dark purple area) at Waterdown and Masonry Court (Northwest corner is King Paving). Feedback can be provided to staff up to June 4 at email@example.com Council is expected to discuss the three hubs at a workshop in July, with approval of the plans in early 2019. The new Official Plan will be amended to incorporate these plans. To learn more about the mobility hubs visit: Aldershot Go Mobility Hub
My Take: The changes are an improvement but still represent inappropriate development in a single family neighbourhood. The 11 storey permission should be removed from Clearview to retain the low density plan for this established neighbourhood. The principle of protecting established neighbourhoods near mobility hubs from intensification is already happening with White Oaks, St. Matthews, Queen Mary, and Glenwood School Drive around the Burlington GO hub. Clearview deserves the same protection. The 30 storey height is excessive and may create sunshadowing on the Clearview and adjacent community, as well as significant traffic onto Waterdown/Plains.