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Categories : City of Ottawa, development updates, Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
The City’s Infill Zoning By-law 2012-147 was challenged by the industry with an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board and a motion to the Divisional Court of Ontario. The Divisional Court has issued a decision in the city’s favour. The appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board is still underway.
Please refer to link for more details: http://bulldogottawa.com/court-decision-issued-on-infill-bylaw/
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Categories : A letter from a neighbour, around the 'hood, development updates, letter from a neighbour, Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), zoning
Posted on behalf of Westboro Citizens for Appropriate Development
Westboro C.A.D. have received the OMB decision of the review (requested by Uniform Developments) of the May 2012 decision that ruled that the high rise proposal was not in conformity with the Official Plan. Uniform applied to the City for an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to allow the higher maximum zoning and allow their proposal, and they also filed for a review of the May 2012 decision.
In the review, Uniform argued there was a denial of natural justice as they had not had the chance to present their case. The recent OMB decision agreed that Uniform should be given the chance to present their case. So the case is to be continued. To quote the decision itself: “Specifically this hearing should continue before the original member where it left off but with the inclusion of the appeal to Uniform’s Official Plan Amendment (OPA) if launched.”
Here is the decision: http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/e-decisions/pl120109-jan-17-2013.pdf
So we know we will be going back to the OMB at some point, and we know that we will want to be involved in the City hearing and decision on the OPA requested by Uniform. But we don’t know the details of the process or the timeframe.
So stay tuned. We will get back to you on the details and let you know how you can help.
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Categories : development updates, Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)
This is an update to this post regarding the future of the former used car lot at 300 Richmond Road (at Eden).
The OMB has finally handed down its decision. To summarize: We lost the appeal and will be discussing our options at our upcoming board meeting. We will be posting a more detailed response here soon.
Click here to read the full text of the OMB decision in PDF format. If you haven’t been aware of this issue, know that this decision is of critical importance to the future of Westboro Village.