A 30-unit residential development has been proposed for the Town of Oakville.
According to the town’s website, 320 Bronte Road Inc., has submitted an application regarding this development.
If approved, the development would include 28 new multiple-attached residential dwellings, and one new single detached dwelling. In addition, the application also proposes to convert the existing day care facility building into a single detached dwelling.
This unit would take up close to five acres.
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More specifically, as noted in the Urban Design Brief, the total site area of the property in question (320, 324, 338 and350 Bronte Rd.) is 1.9 ha or 4.71 acres.
“The subject property is an assembly of four parcels, three of which are existing residential properties and the fourth contains a place of worship and a daycare facility,” reads the Urban Design Brief. “The subject property has a frontage along the west side of Bronte Road, and vehicular access to these properties is currently achieved via four separate and individual driveway accesses.”
The design brief states that the proposed location is ideal for residential intensification as is it close parks, trails, and open spaces related to the Bronte Creek system.
However, despite the proposed location being ideal, some changes would still have to be made before this development could move forward.
It was noted on the Town of Oakville’s website that the following official plan amendments have also been proposed.
- Re-designation of a portion of the subject property from ‘Low Density Residential’ to ‘Medium Density Residential (this would authorize a single detached dwelling to be built from within the Residential Medium Density designation, and would also permit an overall density of 26 units per a net hectare)
- Re-designation of a portion of the property from ‘Low Density Residential’ to ‘Natural Area’, and include land use permissions for a single detached dwelling within an existing structure that is located within the natural area designation.
Although, no decision regarding this application has been made yet. But the Planning and Development Council is hosting a statutory public meeting regarding the application where residents can share their thoughts.
This meeting will take place on May 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. and will be held at Town Hall(1225 Trafalgar Rd., Council Chamber).
Portions of the property are also proposed to be dedicated to the town for incorporation into Oakville’s natural heritage system.
Would you like to see this application get approved?