The development application is expected to be submitted to the Town in four weeks, and the public can begin commenting on the proposal soon after.
New housing project now exempt from municipal water servicing requirements meant to protect residents.
“The proponent isn’t on Facebook…There is a formal process that has to take place…Facebook doesn’t count, Facebook comments are not on the record.“ – Mayor Iain Lovatt
After much criticism over a development application on social media, Council members seemed frustrated with lack of public participation.
While social media spaces stir over the proposed condominium, the best means of providing input is formal deputation to Council.
A semi-detached townhouse in Stouffville has a Development Charge (DC) of $75,000. 35% of the DC stays with the town and 65% goes to the region. With Bill 23, the DC funding model has been changed, which removes a lot of the DCs that the town can collect.
Plan dictates the density and types of development in the area surrounding Old Elm GO station.
In its current form, Bill 23 will cause a 52% increase in taxes for Stouffville residents over the next 4 years to cover the cost of development.
Stouffville and the GTHA as a whole have more than enough developable land to achieve the province’s housing goal without needing to develop the Greenbelt.