Zoom Members Meeting Wed. May 20th at 7:00 PM
There will be a full presentation by the City and its architect and by Waterfront Shores and its architect. This presentation was reviewed by our Planning Committee who will be present to answer any questions about the Committee's recommendation.
Please Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Meeting ID: 844 8991 2896
NEW PROPOSAL FOR PIER 8
When the Pier 8 OMB appeal was settled last summer, the City and Waterfront Shores (the approved Pier 8 developer) and the north end neighbourhood residents who were the appellants reached a settlement mediated by the former chair of the Ontario Municipal Board.
The residents were asking for more family housing on Pier 8 so that there would be a good supply of children to support our schools and recreational facilities in the future. The City and the developer agreed provided that a change in the configuration of the site could be approved.
The result was an agreement that Block 16 on Pier 8, next to the Discovery Centre, would be use for a signature tall building instead of a two storey institutional use. If that project is approved, the density of the rest of Pier 8 will be reduced and the number of family units on Pier 8 substantially increased.
The concept was reviewed by NENa's planning committee over the last two weeks. The committee have made a recommendation that the proposal be approved for further study. The City proposes to do that. NENa's position will be important in the next steps. This is a clear opportunity for our Association to be at the bargaining table for a major new development.