1. 7:30 p.m. - Zoning By-law Amendment & Draft Plan of Subdivision - Domus Developments
Legal Description: Lots 61 and 62 and part of Lot 63, Registered Plan 11M-31,
and Part of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 and part of Amelia Street, Registered Plan 24, Former
Village of Port Stanley, now Municipality of Central Elgin.
Background - The subject lands are located west of East Road and south
of Hill Street in the Community of Port Stanley. The proposed development encompasses
12.32 hectares (30.44 acres) of land and provides for the development of 49 lots
for single-detached dwellings; 19 lots for semi-detached dwellings (38 units); 2
townhouse blocks consisting of 52 and 36 units respectively (Blocks 69 and 70);
1 block for an apartment dwelling containing 68 units (Block 71); 1 block for a
residential development geared to seniors to include possible long term care facility,
retirement home and/or apartments consisting of approximately 120 units (Block 72);
1 block for a walkway, services and storm water management (Block 73); 1 block for
natural heritage (Block 74); 2 blocks for daylight corners (Blocks 75 &76); 7 blocks
for street reserves (Blocks 77 to 83); and 1 new street (Street “A”) which will
loop through the development and align with existing intersections at East Road/Old
Field Lane and East Road/Erie Heights Way.
Erie Heights Site Plan
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
The application is in relation to Draft Plan of Subdivision File No. 34T-CE1901
and is proposing to rezone the area identified to permit the construction of a range
of residential dwelling uses and an Open Space use. Specifically, the applicants
are proposing to rezone the lands to permit 49 lots for single-detached dwellings;
19 lots for semi-detached dwellings (38 units); 2 townhouse blocks consisting of
52 and 36 units respectively (Blocks 69 and 70), and 1 block for natural heritage
(Block 74), as the current zoning only permits uses lawfully existing as of the
date of passing of the by-law.
The Public Meeting for this new proposed Erie Heights development situated along
East Road in Port Stanley had a somewhat smaller crowd than for other new multi-story
development meetings. Many local residents had the opinion that this new development
would just add to the on-going issues of drainage, congestion, traffic and safety
issues in the area that haven't been dealt with to date and were asking for solutions.
Some residents seemed pleased that sidewalks would be installed along East Road
from the park to the corner of Dexter Line, but others had road safety concerns
with people speeding, even passing and racing along East Road and were in desperate
need for any kind of traffic calming measures to make it safe for children in the area.
Residents in the older sections of the area that have septic beds were informed
that because of the new development sewer lines will be installed along their streets
with sewer connections for each home to be available at a yet to be decided cost.
Before the Public Meeting several people said they were having second thoughts about
why they moved to Port from the big city, because with all this new development Port
Stanley seemed to have lost it's "Village Charm" and was looking more like a suburb of Toronto.
The possibility of some residential development geared to seniors seemed promising
to some, but the lack of public transit to services not available in Port Stanley,
and the difficulties encountered from just walking from the proposed seniors residential
development on the hill to downtown Port Stanley seem to be an significant issue
As with all Public Meetings, Council will take all public input for this development
into consideration, and the actions of Council on this Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
will be considered at a future meeting of Council.