City of Hamilton, Branthaven developer work toward settlement on Glover Road townhouse plan

News Apr 20, 2017 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Lawyers for the City of Hamilton and developer Branthaven Homes Fruitland Inc. say they are working toward a possible settlement that would end an Ontario Municipal Board appeal for a 77-unit condominium townhouse development at 288 Glover Rd.

The city previously denied the developer’s proposal.

City of Hamilton lawyer Michael Kovacevic and Nancy Smith, representing Branthaven, said they are both optimistic an agreement can be reached in time for a telephone conference call on July 7.

Both parties met at an OMB pre-hearing on April 20.

If a settlement is not reached before the July 7 deadline, OMB chair Blair Taylor agreed to schedule a five-day hearing beginning on Sept. 25.

Branthaven is seeking official plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the development to move forward. A secondary plan for the site was approved last November.

The property, a former church site, is currently zoned small-scale institutional.

An agreement between the two sides would also require approval from Hamilton city council.

“I do think the settlement discussions have been very productive,” Smith said during the April 20 pre-hearing. “We have come a long way.”

Following the pre-hearing, Smith would not say what issues still need to be addressed between the city and the developer.

“We really can’t (elaborate). Because those discussions are without prejudice, they need to stay without prejudice until a settlement is reached.”

Kovacevic added the city is also hopeful an agreement can be reached.

“We wouldn’t be continuing discussions or giving submissions to the board if we thought that nothing was possible,” he said.

No members of the public attended the April 20 pre-hearing, which was held at the former Dundas town hall.

City of Hamilton, Branthaven developer work toward settlement on Glover Road townhouse plan

News Apr 20, 2017 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Lawyers for the City of Hamilton and developer Branthaven Homes Fruitland Inc. say they are working toward a possible settlement that would end an Ontario Municipal Board appeal for a 77-unit condominium townhouse development at 288 Glover Rd.

The city previously denied the developer’s proposal.

City of Hamilton lawyer Michael Kovacevic and Nancy Smith, representing Branthaven, said they are both optimistic an agreement can be reached in time for a telephone conference call on July 7.

Both parties met at an OMB pre-hearing on April 20.

If a settlement is not reached before the July 7 deadline, OMB chair Blair Taylor agreed to schedule a five-day hearing beginning on Sept. 25.

Branthaven is seeking official plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the development to move forward. A secondary plan for the site was approved last November.

The property, a former church site, is currently zoned small-scale institutional.

An agreement between the two sides would also require approval from Hamilton city council.

“I do think the settlement discussions have been very productive,” Smith said during the April 20 pre-hearing. “We have come a long way.”

Following the pre-hearing, Smith would not say what issues still need to be addressed between the city and the developer.

“We really can’t (elaborate). Because those discussions are without prejudice, they need to stay without prejudice until a settlement is reached.”

Kovacevic added the city is also hopeful an agreement can be reached.

“We wouldn’t be continuing discussions or giving submissions to the board if we thought that nothing was possible,” he said.

No members of the public attended the April 20 pre-hearing, which was held at the former Dundas town hall.

City of Hamilton, Branthaven developer work toward settlement on Glover Road townhouse plan

News Apr 20, 2017 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Lawyers for the City of Hamilton and developer Branthaven Homes Fruitland Inc. say they are working toward a possible settlement that would end an Ontario Municipal Board appeal for a 77-unit condominium townhouse development at 288 Glover Rd.

The city previously denied the developer’s proposal.

City of Hamilton lawyer Michael Kovacevic and Nancy Smith, representing Branthaven, said they are both optimistic an agreement can be reached in time for a telephone conference call on July 7.

Both parties met at an OMB pre-hearing on April 20.

If a settlement is not reached before the July 7 deadline, OMB chair Blair Taylor agreed to schedule a five-day hearing beginning on Sept. 25.

Branthaven is seeking official plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the development to move forward. A secondary plan for the site was approved last November.

The property, a former church site, is currently zoned small-scale institutional.

An agreement between the two sides would also require approval from Hamilton city council.

“I do think the settlement discussions have been very productive,” Smith said during the April 20 pre-hearing. “We have come a long way.”

Following the pre-hearing, Smith would not say what issues still need to be addressed between the city and the developer.

“We really can’t (elaborate). Because those discussions are without prejudice, they need to stay without prejudice until a settlement is reached.”

Kovacevic added the city is also hopeful an agreement can be reached.

“We wouldn’t be continuing discussions or giving submissions to the board if we thought that nothing was possible,” he said.

No members of the public attended the April 20 pre-hearing, which was held at the former Dundas town hall.