Development stalled for Chedoke brow lands
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Dec 20, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Development stalled for Chedoke brow lands

Hamilton Mountain News

Developer still working on master plan for west Mountain property

 By Mark Newman, News Staff

Don’t expect to see any bulldozers or contractors on site at the Chedoke brow lands until well into next year, if at all.

Michele Starr, president of Deanlee Management, who owns the 24 acres of land along Sanatorium Road, north of Scenic Drive, said the Mississauga firm is still working on a number of issues including the master plan for the site.

“We’re still proceeding with what was approved at the OMB (Ontario Municipal Board),” Starr said. “It’s a big project.”

An OMB panel ruled last June that Deanlee could build as many as 600 condominium units on the site, despite protests from several area residents that the development was too intense.

The proposed buildings will be no taller than six storeys with a set-back of just over 98 feet from the edge of the escarpment.

Starr said she expects it will be at least six months before they are ready to move forward with the project.

Edward John, senior project manager in the city’s planning department, said there is no deadline for Deanlee to proceed.

“The timing is completely in their hands now,” he said.

John noted the developer needs to submit the master plan, which will include a detailed outline of how they will go about building on the site and obtain permission to close the portion of Sanatorium Road through the brow lands.

Once that is done, John said Deanlee will have to apply to the city to remove the holding provision on the land to allow for construction to begin.

Should the developer sell the land, John noted the new owner would still be bound by the provisions and conditions of the OMB decision.

“The approval is given to the lands, not the individual owner,” he said.

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