Stoney Creek Developer Appeals to OMB for Four Storey Development at 261 King Street East

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J.A.N. Group Inc filed an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board on their application for a four storey residential building at 261 King Street East in Stoney Creek. The site is located west of Green Road.

Kevin Warner of Hamilton Community News wrote on the project in 2016, reporting the initial plan was to develop 48-units, and that Ward 10 Councillor Maria Pearson was supportive of the concept.

Pearson tells The Public Record the developer was working productively with City staff making changes to their application; including decreasing the density of the proposal and addressing traffic concerns.

Pearson says she will be mailing residents who attended the public engagements on the proposal to inform them of the appeal, and assist them with being heard during the OMB process.

This development, along with many others, appealed to the OMB for non-decision in advance of significant legislation changes to the OMB. The soon to be implemented Local Planning Appeal Tribunal system will be weighted towards municipal council decision making, whereas the present OMB is seen as weighted towards developers.

Residents and other interested parties will be able to seek participant status at the OMB pre-hearing, it is at the OMB’s discretion to allow or disallow participants.

The Ontario Municipal Board has assigned case number PL171383 to the appeal. The first pre-hearing date has not yet been set.

The application was first submitted to the City of Hamilton on October 24, 2016, deemed complete by the City’s Planning Division on November 4, 2016, and under the Planning Act, the City had 180 days to make a decision.

After April 22, 2017, Medallion had the option of appealing to the OMB for non-decision.

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