NewsNow just published an article regarding the recent OMB decision on the LJM Waterview Phase II appeal. You can read the full article at this link: OMB Green Lights 15-Storey Condo.
We have also reprinted the article here in the event your browswer/device has issues with the online web viewer.
The new year starts off with two committee meetings this week, Admin & Finance and Planning & Development. The content may not be meaty, but there are always a few good tidbits hiding in these meetings.
For those who may have been busy with holiday preparation or parties and missed out on the December 18 Council meeting, in the spirit of the season we are (as always) giving you the gift of notes for your reading pleasure.
We just wanted to post a quick reminder of the OMB Pre-Hearing on LJM’s Waterview Condominiums Phase II. The Pre-Hearing will commence tomorrow (Wednesday July 5th, 2017) at Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chambers) at 10:00 AM.
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WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE LJM WATERVIEW 15-STOREY DEVELOPMENT?
At the December 13, 2016 Planning and Development Committee public meeting, Winston and Lakelawn residents stated loud and clear that the 15-storey LJM Waterview development is not appropriate and does not belong in their backyards. The committee listened and denied the application for Official Plan and Zoning amendments to increase the height to 15 storeys from 9.
Queen’s Park is looking to pass major changes to the Ontario Municipal Board and have them in place by 2018. The Ontario government says these changes will be “giving communities a stronger voice and ensuring people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings”. Hearings would be conducted by a new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).
Among some of the proposed amendments are:
Grimsby Town Council’s decision to override their Development Committee and approve the expansion to the next phase of LJM’s Waterview Condo is being appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.
You can read more details on the appeal in this article from the Hamilton Spectator.