On Nov. 17, myself and Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith met virtually with residents of the Clearview/Queen Mary/St. Matthew’s Ave community to discuss the next steps in the proposed 1085 Clearview Ave development, and removing the Major Transit Station Area designation from their neighbourhood.
For those who want a record, or weren’t able to join us, the PowerPoint presentation is here:
The next step in this process is a hearing at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Dec. 2-4. Click the powerpoint for more details on that and opportunities to participate.
Once a decision has been made on the application, it will proceed to “site plan review”. Councillor Galbraith and myself will work with staff to “undelegate” this process (which normally doesn’t involve the public) so that residents can participate and share their views. As part of the planning process, the applicant can apply to change the address from Clearview to Masonry Court, which we support.
Once construction is imminent, a Construction Management Plan will be prepared and shared with residents, including contact information for any concerns.
Separately, Halton Region is undergoing a Municipal Comprehensive Review, including setting boundaries for Major Transit Stations Areas, including Aldershot GO. Council recently approved a motion asking the Region to exclude Clearview/Queen Mary/St. Matthew’s Ave from the Aldershot MTSA boundaries, to protect it from pressure to overdevelop. There will be opportunities for public input during that process, and we’ll alert the community at that time.
Together, we have come a long way to protect this neighbourhood from overdevelopment, originally contemplated at up to 20+ storeys, then 11, and now our goal to retain the low density character throughout. There is still a long road ahead, but we have made significant progress. As tough and time consuming as this is, and with the inevitable setbacks and discouragement along the way, you’ve stayed engaged. Thank you for that!