Proposed development being revised for 2085 Pine St.

I recently met with Roman Home Builders, their planners and architects on Nov. 6 so they could share revised plans for 2085 Pine St. before a neighbourhood meeting scheduled for Nov. 10

Their current proposal is a 6-storey, 18 unit building with a 0m setback from the easterly lot line and underground parking that would be 6 feet above ground level. The previous proposal in 2013 was a 5-storey, 16 unit building with a .5m setback from the easterly lot line. No formal planning applications have been submitted to the city at this point.

After hearing the proposal, I shared concerns about the massing on the site and the significant deviations from the current zoning by-law. Planning staff also shared concerns about the setbacks and massing on the site.

After hearing the concerns, Roman Home Builders chose to revise their plans before presenting them to residents. Therefore, the Nov. 10 meeting is cancelled. They anticipate that they will be ready for a meeting in about a month’s time.

If you’re interested in attending the rescheduled meeting and would like to be kept informed on this matter, please contact me at

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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