Dundas' 24 Brock St. N. appeal hearing postponed a second time

News May 25, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An appeal of several minor variances for a proposed four-storey, 51-unit residential development at 24 Brock St. N. was postponed at the property owner's request for a second time in four months.

Environment and land tribunals spokesperson Becky Fong confirmed the property owner, Mickee Singh of RedDotBrock, requested and received an adjournment of the hearing that had been rescheduled for May 25.

"The reason given for the adjournment request was the parties involved wanted more time to pursue settlement discussions," Fong said.

Dundas resident Bill Hilson, who appealed the decision by Hamilton's committee of adjustment last June, said on May 23 no settlement offer was under review at the time. Singh did not respond to a request for comment.

Last year, the city's committee of adjustment approved seven variances to the existing zoning bylaw. City planning staff had recommended three of the variances be denied, suggesting reductions in side and rear yard setbacks are not minor in nature and may not meet the intent of the official plan and site-specific zoning bylaw. Staff recommended conditions if the committee approved the variances.

Several neighbours, both in letters to the committee and in comments during last June's hearing, argued the property owner should be required to meet the development requirements in an earlier Ontario Municipal Board settlement agreement between the previous owner and residents who had appealed an earlier development proposal on the site.

Singh argues he is not required to follow the settlement agreement, and the committee agreed. Hilson filed his appeal less than three weeks later.

"The previous OMB decision does not stop us from asking things like minor variances within the guidelines of the zoning bylaw that is in place and we only did that," Singh argued in a February email to the Dundas Star.

In his appeal, Hilson argues: “variances requested by the developer and granted by the (committee of adjustment) are a breach of the (Ontario Municipal Board) minutes of settlement agreed upon by all parties dated Nov. 6, 2013.”


Dundas' 24 Brock St. N. appeal hearing postponed a second time

Second delay for 24 Brock St. N.in four months

News May 25, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An appeal of several minor variances for a proposed four-storey, 51-unit residential development at 24 Brock St. N. was postponed at the property owner's request for a second time in four months.

Environment and land tribunals spokesperson Becky Fong confirmed the property owner, Mickee Singh of RedDotBrock, requested and received an adjournment of the hearing that had been rescheduled for May 25.

"The reason given for the adjournment request was the parties involved wanted more time to pursue settlement discussions," Fong said.

Dundas resident Bill Hilson, who appealed the decision by Hamilton's committee of adjustment last June, said on May 23 no settlement offer was under review at the time. Singh did not respond to a request for comment.

"The reason given for the adjournment request was the parties involved wanted more time to pursue settlement discussions."
Becky Fong

Last year, the city's committee of adjustment approved seven variances to the existing zoning bylaw. City planning staff had recommended three of the variances be denied, suggesting reductions in side and rear yard setbacks are not minor in nature and may not meet the intent of the official plan and site-specific zoning bylaw. Staff recommended conditions if the committee approved the variances.

Several neighbours, both in letters to the committee and in comments during last June's hearing, argued the property owner should be required to meet the development requirements in an earlier Ontario Municipal Board settlement agreement between the previous owner and residents who had appealed an earlier development proposal on the site.

Singh argues he is not required to follow the settlement agreement, and the committee agreed. Hilson filed his appeal less than three weeks later.

"The previous OMB decision does not stop us from asking things like minor variances within the guidelines of the zoning bylaw that is in place and we only did that," Singh argued in a February email to the Dundas Star.

In his appeal, Hilson argues: “variances requested by the developer and granted by the (committee of adjustment) are a breach of the (Ontario Municipal Board) minutes of settlement agreed upon by all parties dated Nov. 6, 2013.”


Dundas' 24 Brock St. N. appeal hearing postponed a second time

Second delay for 24 Brock St. N.in four months

News May 25, 2018 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

An appeal of several minor variances for a proposed four-storey, 51-unit residential development at 24 Brock St. N. was postponed at the property owner's request for a second time in four months.

Environment and land tribunals spokesperson Becky Fong confirmed the property owner, Mickee Singh of RedDotBrock, requested and received an adjournment of the hearing that had been rescheduled for May 25.

"The reason given for the adjournment request was the parties involved wanted more time to pursue settlement discussions," Fong said.

Dundas resident Bill Hilson, who appealed the decision by Hamilton's committee of adjustment last June, said on May 23 no settlement offer was under review at the time. Singh did not respond to a request for comment.

"The reason given for the adjournment request was the parties involved wanted more time to pursue settlement discussions."
Becky Fong

Last year, the city's committee of adjustment approved seven variances to the existing zoning bylaw. City planning staff had recommended three of the variances be denied, suggesting reductions in side and rear yard setbacks are not minor in nature and may not meet the intent of the official plan and site-specific zoning bylaw. Staff recommended conditions if the committee approved the variances.

Several neighbours, both in letters to the committee and in comments during last June's hearing, argued the property owner should be required to meet the development requirements in an earlier Ontario Municipal Board settlement agreement between the previous owner and residents who had appealed an earlier development proposal on the site.

Singh argues he is not required to follow the settlement agreement, and the committee agreed. Hilson filed his appeal less than three weeks later.

"The previous OMB decision does not stop us from asking things like minor variances within the guidelines of the zoning bylaw that is in place and we only did that," Singh argued in a February email to the Dundas Star.

In his appeal, Hilson argues: “variances requested by the developer and granted by the (committee of adjustment) are a breach of the (Ontario Municipal Board) minutes of settlement agreed upon by all parties dated Nov. 6, 2013.”