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The building's concept now has six storeys at the ends, rising to eight in the middle, resulting in four less units, reducing them from 92 to 88, and also to address some of the residents' concerns about shadowing.
this rezoning highlights the need to construct Essa Road. Now that the growth plans for the former Innisfil land have been approved, Essa is a priority to be urbanized with road widening and sidewalks.
There's a bump in the road on the way paved for a planned Essa Road condo project.
Some area residents have said this building is too high for the neighbourhood, and the city has received several letters opposing the development Pullovers Adidas
Brassard says the rezoning for a larger building has planning merit; this two acre parcel fronts Essa Road, which is identified as an intensification corridor in the OP.
Coun. John Brassard, who represents this part of Barrie, said he spoke to Johnstone early in the development process about his concerns.
"We're offended by the city's position and it is our intention to appeal that decision."
"Public participation is an essential component of the municipal planning process," he said. "We believe good design is in question."
Annual property taxes from this condo are estimated at almost $112,000, compared to the $9,000 now being received. Building permits fees are estimated at $193,000, development charges at almost $1.4 million.
citing privacy loss and more traffic to shadowing and decreased property values. Last November, a petition opposing this development had more than 50 signatures.
Johnstone also said this building must be compatible with the neighbourhood, which is mostly single family homes.
This year the city has started relocating utilities like hydro and cable, to make way for the widening. It should be ready for tender by year's end.
City planning staff say there's a compelling argument to justify the rezoning, and that the project can be further controlled in the site plan process.
Condo project challenge
While Barrie councillors gave final approval Monday to rezone 556, 560 and 568 Essa Rd. for an eight storey, 88 unit residential building, an appeal is in the works.
Saverino Investments, the landowner, applied to rezone this property on Essa Road's east side, south of Mapleton Avenue, for residential apartment use from single detached home and residential hold zoning.
The building would be situated close to Essa Road and there would be a 50 metre separation between the building and the back lot. The rear yard set back is more than seven times than what's Adidas Hoodie Zipper
required from the houses, which back onto it from Warner Road.
Essa is one of Barrie's five intensification corridors and nodes. This road is to be widening to five lanes, with sidewalks, and construction is to be done in 2015 16, subject to council approval at the time.
Dave Johnstone of the Warner Road Residents Association says the city has skirted its own Official Plan (OP) and intensification policies in allowing this development.
"I realize that it will not satisfy everybody," Brassard said of the project. "We have worked with the developer to alleviate some of the concerns."
"The scale and physical characteristics is (to be) compatible and can be integrated into the surrounding neighbourhood," he said.
This usually means to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), which rules on contentious local government matters although Johnstone did not mention the OMB and he left the Council Chamber Monday evening before that could be Nike Vapormax Customise clarified.
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