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Official Plan and Zoning amendments requested for Prospect site

Site layout for 2051-2067 & 2069-2085 Prospect St.
Site layout for 2051-2067 & 2069-2085 Prospect St.

Starlight Investments has submitted planning applications to amend the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law for its sites at 2051-2067 & 2069-2085 Prospect St.

The applications propose to replace 16 four-plex units at the rear of the properties with four townhouse blocks containing 96 stacked townhouses. Two 8-storey apartments at the south of the site will remain. The Official Plan amendment seeks to designate the entire property to Residential – High Density. The Zoning By-law amendment seeks to rezone the properties from RH2, RH4 and RM2 to RH3.

Planning staff held a public meeting on June 25 to share details of the applications and hear feedback from residents. Over 50 residents were in attendance at the meeting.

The notes of the meeting are available below. The PowerPoint presentations from the meeting, along with Starlight’s supporting documents and studies are all available at

Notes June 25 2015 Public Meeting 2051-2067 and 2069-2085 Prospect St.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Regarding Starlight Proposal. After reviewing the various documents, Starlight is also asking for another exception with regards number of parking spaces per unit. One of the attendees of the meeting, who owns two four plexes adjacent to the subject property, indicated that his tenants have an average of two vehicles per unit and he had to build additional parking spots to accommodate the demand. Starlight is proposing less than 1 per unit if you discount the visitor parking allocations. We are concerned that tenants will end up parking on the side streets including Robinson, Edinburgh and Maplewood. This concern did not appear to be explicit in the meeting notes.

  2. REgarding Starlight Proposal. Based on comments from the City, the normal set back from property line, in this case the back of the Maplewood Drive Properties, should be 15 metres. Starlight is requesting an exception of 10 metres instead. At the public meeting, Starlight stated that the normal set back was 7.5 metres. Assuming the City is correct at the 15 metre comment. Can this please be clarified and placed in the meeting notes?

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