Conserving Long Branch – May 2016 David Godley Update Addendum

Following update is from David Godley (I’ll mark in the text in brown when time permits):

Hello all – Please find below a summary of Committee of Adjustment applications in Long Branch. (my updates in brown)

Attachments [see map on this page and PDF link below] relate to May 12 COA meeting and potential reform under the heading “Death and Life of Long Branch”:

The Death and Life of Long Branch (David Godley)

[The text of the attachment has also been posted as a separate blog post.]

Map source: David Godley

Map source: David Godley

Remember this evening’s community meeting on “Urban Design Guidelines” 6.30pm Assembly Hall.

May 12, 2016 Committee of Adjustment Hearing

1. B9/16EYK, A76/16EYK and A77/16EYK – 4 Shamrock Avenue – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff are recommending refusal. Refused

2. B16/16EYK, A167/16EYK and A168/16EYK – 80 Twenty Third Street – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff are recommending refusal. Refused

3. A280/16EYK – 32 Twenty Seventh Street – This is an application for Minor Variance. The variances relate to FSI, front yard setback, building height, height of the first floor above established grade and platform size. Staff are concerned with the variance related to height. Staff are recommending the application be deferred in order for Planning staff to schedule a community consultation meeting, together with the Ward Councillor, to provide the applicant an opportunity to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the existing physical character of the neighbourhood.

Should the Committee choose not to defer the application and proceed in hearing the deputations, Planning staff recommend that the minor variance application be refused. Deferred for consultation with Staff, Councillor and the Public (note the COA would not accept community meeting as part of the deferral). 34 27th purchased by developer.

Results April 14, 2016 Committee of Adjustment Hearing

1. A102/16EYK – 66 Ash Crescent – This is a Minor Variance application to permit an increase to the permitted floor space index. A new detached dwelling with an attached garage is proposed. Staff have reviewed the application and are of the opinion the four tests outlined in the Planning Act are met. Approved.

2. A125/16EYK – 87 Ash Crescent – This is a Minor Variance Application to permit an increase in gross floor area and a reduced front yard setback. A new two-storey east side addition and a second storey addition above the existing dwelling is proposed. Staff have reviewed the application and are of the opinion the four tests outlined in the Planning Act are met. Approved on condition as amended.

3. A187/16EYK – 29 Thirty Eighth Street – This is a Minor Variance Application seeking variances relating to lot coverage and floor space index. A new detached dwelling with an attached garage is proposed. Staff have reviewed the application and are of the opinion the four tests outlined in the Planning Act are met. Approved on condition.

4. A203/16EYK – 57 Twenty Fifth Street – This is a Minor Variance Application seeking variances relating to floor space index, side yard setback, front yard setback and eaves setback. A second storey addition is proposed. Staff have reviewed the application and are of the opinion the four tests outlined in the Planning Act are met. Approved

5. B75/15EYK, A667/15EYK & A668/15EYK – 2 Ash Crescent – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending a deferral to provide the applicant an opportunity to have further discussion with Planning staff and the community to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the established physical character of the neighbourhood and more in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and the Zoning By-laws. Approved on condition. Approval of severance in process of appeal with support from City Staff through Councillor’s office. Minor variance refused by COA.

6. B2/16EYK, A13/16EYK & A14/16EYK – 30 Thirty Sixth Street – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending a deferral to provide the applicant an opportunity to have further discussion with Planning staff and the community to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the established physical character of the neighbourhood and more in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and the Zoning By-laws. Refused. Appeal lodged. City staff being assigned through Councillor’s office.

Reviewed Applications in Long Branch

1. B77/15EYK, A692/15EYK & A693/15EYK – 42 Exmoor Drive (on the edge of Long Branch) – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Planning staff are recommending that the applications be deferred in order for the applicant to submit revised plans that would be more in keeping with the purpose and intent of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Hearing date June 9

2. B8/16EYK, A73/16EYK and A74/16EYK – 2 Shamrock Avenue – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending refusal. Hearing date – TBD

3. B11/16EYK, A95/16EYK and A96/16EYK – 9 Thirty Eighth Street – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending a deferral to provide the applicant an opportunity to have further discussion with Planning staff and the community to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the established physical character of the neighbourhood and more in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and the Zoning By-laws. Hearing date TBD. Suggest going to Community meeting prior to COA

4. B12/16EYK, A121/16EYK and A122/16EYK – 50 Thirty Sixth Street – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Planning Staff recommend that the consent and related minor variance applications be deferred in order for Planning staff to schedule a community consultation meeting, together with the Ward Councillor, to provide the applicant an opportunity to consult with local area residents. Hearing date9 June nmilros@toronto .ca

5. B17/16EYK, A174/16EYK and A175/16EYK – 20 Elton Crescent – This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending a deferral to provide the applicant an opportunity to have further discussion with Planning staff and the community to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the established physical character of the neighbourhood and more in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and the Zoning By-laws. Hearing date TBD. Suggest going to Community meeting prior to COA

6. B22/16EYK, A257/16EYK and A258/16EYK – 28 Twenty First Street. This is an application for consent with associated minor variances. Staff have reviewed the application and are recommending deferral. This is a unique case where the proposed lots meet the frontage and area requirements of the zoning by-laws. Staff are of the view that the proposed houses on each of the newly created lots represent over development and are seeking a deferral to provide the applicant an opportunity to have further discussion with Planning staff and the community to develop a revised proposal that is more in keeping with the established physical character of the neighbourhood and more in accordance with the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan and the Zoning By-laws. Hearing date June 9

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Many thanks,

Jill

Jill Hogan, Manager, Community Plannin, City Planning – Etobicoke York District

City of Toronto, 2 Civic Centre Court, 3rd Floor,Toronto, ON M9C 5A3

416-394-8219

New Severance and Variances Application, 9 Meaford mkehler@toronto.ca

New Severance Application 10 Garden Place; 78 29th, 14 41st
Appealed; 56 Ash, No OMB hearing date

In process of appeal, City staff authorisation in process: 20 Garden Place. No OMB hearing date

Community meeting held. 24 33rd not scheduled, 88 Laburnham, COA June 9.

Deferred for Conservation Authority comments, No COA hearing date. 33 42nd St. Just resold for $850,000.

P.S. Please keep me informed of any omissions or new data. David

 

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