Dundas property variance application to be resubmitted

News Apr 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Neighbours of 24 Brock St. N. have to wait a bit longer to see what variances to a three-year-old development agreement might be made.

"We thought 'settlement' meant it was settled," neighbour Jane Lowry said outside the committee-of-adjustment hearing room at Hamilton city hall before Mickee Singh, co-owner of 24 Brock and 363 Park St. W., and his planning agent, Nick DeFilippis, tabled the circulated application for at least six variances to the zoning bylaw.

DeFilippis said a "smaller, modified list" of proposed variances would be resubmitted and recirculated to the neighbours. Committee members suggested it would be about six weeks before the updated variance application would come to them for a new hearing.

"There was a clerical error and the notice went out jumbled," DeFilippis said.

The current zoning for 24 Brock St. N., finalized in an Ontario Municipal Board settlement in November 2013, permits a four-storey residential building with 48 units and a minimum 77 parking spaces. The maximum permitted height is 11.4 metres. The zoning also includes minimum front, side and rear yard setbacks as well as a minimum landscaped area. It also does not permit projection of balconies into the north side yard, and limits loading spaces to a minimum distance away from public roads.

According to DeFilippis, the only setback variance request will be facing Singh's own property next door, at 363 Park St. W., and information circulated about a request to use the Park Street site to provide parking for the 24 Brock building is incorrect. He said there is no longer a plan to use the neighbouring property for parking.

DeFilippis told the committee a neighbourhood meeting was held to share the proposed variances, and public comments resulted in some revisions to the proposals. He said some of the original proposed variances were mixed with the revised variances, resulting in the confused circulation.

A planning staff review of the original variance application recommended that the item be tabled to obtain clarification of the variance list and ensure the public is circulated correct information.

"Staff are of the opinion that the material submitted conflicts with previous discussions with the applicant and the plans submitted as part of the site plan application," development planning staff stated.

Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, under the companies RedDotBrock1 and RedDotBrock2, bought both 24 Brock and 363 Park from Dundas business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million in January.

Dundas property variance application to be resubmitted

24 Brock St. N. proposed zoning changes ‘jumbled’

News Apr 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Neighbours of 24 Brock St. N. have to wait a bit longer to see what variances to a three-year-old development agreement might be made.

"We thought 'settlement' meant it was settled," neighbour Jane Lowry said outside the committee-of-adjustment hearing room at Hamilton city hall before Mickee Singh, co-owner of 24 Brock and 363 Park St. W., and his planning agent, Nick DeFilippis, tabled the circulated application for at least six variances to the zoning bylaw.

DeFilippis said a "smaller, modified list" of proposed variances would be resubmitted and recirculated to the neighbours. Committee members suggested it would be about six weeks before the updated variance application would come to them for a new hearing.

"There was a clerical error and the notice went out jumbled," DeFilippis said.

The current zoning for 24 Brock St. N., finalized in an Ontario Municipal Board settlement in November 2013, permits a four-storey residential building with 48 units and a minimum 77 parking spaces. The maximum permitted height is 11.4 metres. The zoning also includes minimum front, side and rear yard setbacks as well as a minimum landscaped area. It also does not permit projection of balconies into the north side yard, and limits loading spaces to a minimum distance away from public roads.

According to DeFilippis, the only setback variance request will be facing Singh's own property next door, at 363 Park St. W., and information circulated about a request to use the Park Street site to provide parking for the 24 Brock building is incorrect. He said there is no longer a plan to use the neighbouring property for parking.

DeFilippis told the committee a neighbourhood meeting was held to share the proposed variances, and public comments resulted in some revisions to the proposals. He said some of the original proposed variances were mixed with the revised variances, resulting in the confused circulation.

A planning staff review of the original variance application recommended that the item be tabled to obtain clarification of the variance list and ensure the public is circulated correct information.

"Staff are of the opinion that the material submitted conflicts with previous discussions with the applicant and the plans submitted as part of the site plan application," development planning staff stated.

Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, under the companies RedDotBrock1 and RedDotBrock2, bought both 24 Brock and 363 Park from Dundas business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million in January.

Dundas property variance application to be resubmitted

24 Brock St. N. proposed zoning changes ‘jumbled’

News Apr 21, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Neighbours of 24 Brock St. N. have to wait a bit longer to see what variances to a three-year-old development agreement might be made.

"We thought 'settlement' meant it was settled," neighbour Jane Lowry said outside the committee-of-adjustment hearing room at Hamilton city hall before Mickee Singh, co-owner of 24 Brock and 363 Park St. W., and his planning agent, Nick DeFilippis, tabled the circulated application for at least six variances to the zoning bylaw.

DeFilippis said a "smaller, modified list" of proposed variances would be resubmitted and recirculated to the neighbours. Committee members suggested it would be about six weeks before the updated variance application would come to them for a new hearing.

"There was a clerical error and the notice went out jumbled," DeFilippis said.

The current zoning for 24 Brock St. N., finalized in an Ontario Municipal Board settlement in November 2013, permits a four-storey residential building with 48 units and a minimum 77 parking spaces. The maximum permitted height is 11.4 metres. The zoning also includes minimum front, side and rear yard setbacks as well as a minimum landscaped area. It also does not permit projection of balconies into the north side yard, and limits loading spaces to a minimum distance away from public roads.

According to DeFilippis, the only setback variance request will be facing Singh's own property next door, at 363 Park St. W., and information circulated about a request to use the Park Street site to provide parking for the 24 Brock building is incorrect. He said there is no longer a plan to use the neighbouring property for parking.

DeFilippis told the committee a neighbourhood meeting was held to share the proposed variances, and public comments resulted in some revisions to the proposals. He said some of the original proposed variances were mixed with the revised variances, resulting in the confused circulation.

A planning staff review of the original variance application recommended that the item be tabled to obtain clarification of the variance list and ensure the public is circulated correct information.

"Staff are of the opinion that the material submitted conflicts with previous discussions with the applicant and the plans submitted as part of the site plan application," development planning staff stated.

Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, under the companies RedDotBrock1 and RedDotBrock2, bought both 24 Brock and 363 Park from Dundas business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million in January.