Site Address

603-643, 645 and 699 Kingston Road
Ward 1
Location Map

Applicant

Director Industrial Holdings Limited (Sorbara Group)

Proposal

Director Industrial Holdings Limited (Sorbara Group) has submitted applications for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to facilitate the development of a mixed-use high-density development to be developed in phases containing a broad mix of uses including residential, office and retail. The submitted conceptual site plan envisions eight apartment towers with heights ranging from 18 to 42 storeys and 4 blocks of 4-storey stacked townhouses. The proposal includes approximately 2,884 new residential units, approximately 2,232 square metres of commercial/retail space and 4,448 square metres of office space. The plan also includes three parks, a gateway plaza, and a network of private condominium roads with two accesses onto Kingston Road.

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to add a site-specific exception for the subject lands to increase the maximum permitted residential density to 500 units per net hectare, and to increase the maximum permitted Floor Space Index (FSI) to 5.0. The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to change the existing zoning to an appropriate site-specific zone category to permit the proposed uses. 

These lands are located within the Council endorsed Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node Intensification Plan Area.  

Revised Proposal (2nd Submission)

The applicant has submitted revised materials in support of the applications, to address comments raised through the public consultation process and first submission technical review by internal City Departments and external public agencies, which are available below.

The revised conceptual site plan envisions ten apartment towers with heights ranging from 14 to 42 storeys. The previous townhouse blocks have been removed from the proposal. The revised proposal increases the proposed unit count from 2884 to 3460 units. The revised conceptual site plan includes 2,468 square metres of retail space and 3,430 square metres of office space. The plan includes one consolidated park, a new public or private road connecting to Kingston Road in addition to a private road network with an additional connection to Kingston Road, and a gateway plaza.

The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment has been revised to add a site-specific exception for the subject lands to increase the maximum permitted residential density to 700 units per net hectare, and to increase the maximum permitted Floor Space Index (FSI) to 5.2.

City Contact

Name:
Brandon Weiler
Principal Planner, Policy

Mailing Address:
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON  L1V 6K7

Phone: 905.420.4660 ext. 2913
Email Brandon Weiler

File Numbers

Official Plan Amendment Application OPA 20-002/P
Zoning Amendment Application A 06/20

Revised Proposal Supporting Documents (2nd Submission)

Supporting Documents

Statutory Electronic Public Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Residents can listen or watch the meeting live streamed via the City of Pickering’s YouTube channel (a recording will be available following the meeting)

https://www.youtube.com/user/SustainablePickering

If you wish to speak before Committee regarding this proposal, please follow the instructions on the notice below to sign-up as a delegate

View the recording of the statutory public meeting.

Recommendation Report

None at this time.

Planning Act Requirements

These applications have been deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act.

If a person or public body does not make an oral submission at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Pickering before the City of Pickering gives approval or refusal of the Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-law Amendment, the person or public body:

i)   is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal; and,

ii)  may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decisions you must make a written request to the City Clerk. All submissions shall include the full name and address of the presenter.

Comments

We welcome your feedback on this development proposal. 

Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is collected to notify you of future meetings regarding this proposal. Any questions related to the collection of this information should be directed to the City Clerk, One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7, 905.420.4611.