KARA – Development Update - Kleinburg and Area Ratepayers

Report
KARA AGM – April 4, 2013
Kleinburg & Area Ratepayers’
Association
37th Annual General Meeting
7 p.m., Kleinburg Public School
Agenda
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7:00 p.m. - Welcome and President’s Report
7:15 – Secretary’s Report, Treasurer’s Report and
Appointment of Auditor
7:25 - Nominating Committee Report
7:30 - Traffic and Development Report
7:45 - Questions on Traffic and Development
7:50 – BIA Update- Louise Zembal
7:55 - Keeping Kleinburg, Nashville and Area Green
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HVHTA – Presentation
Deputy Mayor Rosati and Regional Councillor Schulte
8:30 - Open Forum Q and A
8:45 - Adjourn
KARA – Development & Traffic
Update
KARA AGM – April 4, 2013
Streetscape, Pipeline & Water
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Kleinburg Streetscape – Engineering phase
funded 50% - requires 50% from other
sources to proceed
Trans-Canada Parkway Pipeline – twinning of
some sections is essentially complete –
cleanup still to be done
Lake based water from Peel Region – south
Kleinburg converted in 2012 – rest of town
2013 when pipe on Nashville Road is
complete
Planned New Developments
157 Units
541 People
2200 People
1300 Units
4000 People
2600 People
46 Units
125 People
200 People
69 Units
200 People
2500 Units
8300 People
850 Units
2000 People
Infill North of KPS
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Heritage Hill Developments application
for 2 properties immediately north of
KPS
Infill North of KPS
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Appreciate efforts to maintain and utilize 2 existing homes on the
properties
Exceptions to official plan and by-laws are numerous:
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Rear yard set back 3.2m vs 15m required
Height – 10.75m vs 9.5m max
Lot coverage – 44% vs 30% max
Minimum parking requirements, parking space sizes, sideyard
setbacks, gross floor area, …
KARA raised issues and belief that this scale of project does not fit
in the commercial core of a historic, heritage village
We suggested a smaller scale development, more architecturally
appealing, visually attractive, in-line with the existing official plan
and by-laws, and more fitting for a heritage conservation district,
would be appropriate for this site.
Infill – Others & General Concerns
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Averton (across from KPS) – presented design for 34 units last fall
more in keeping with Kleinburg heritage
Recognize more opportunities and proposals will arise in and
around the villages
General concerns with large scale developments:
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Density
Safety
Traffic congestion
Townhouses or condos in close proximity to the street would detract
significantly from historic rural feel of the area
Prefer to see smaller scale developments, in keeping with Official
Plan and by-laws, and with less visually impact from the street
Recent example on Kellam lauded for keeping heritage look and
feel to the property
Traffic Updates
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Truck ban continues on Nashville Road
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Continue to seek better enforcement on Nashville, Islington &
Stegman’s
Speed limit reductions around Kleinburg/Nashville
Stop light at Kirby Road & Hwy 27 installed in 2012
Intersection improvements for Maj. Mack & 27 requested (right
turn lane and two left turn lanes)
Left turn lane and stop lights for old Major Mack W of 27 should
be implemented in 2013 season
Left turn prohibition from S 27 onto Islington during morning
peak would require stop light or removal of the left turn lane –
not pursuing further at this point
Get ready for Construction!
W. Vaughan Traffic Planning
(25k new residents, 50k jobs by 2031)
Major Mackenzie Widening
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Major Mack planned to be widened to 4 lanes beginning in 2014
– planning ~ 90% complete for Islington to Weston
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Islington to Weston
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Utilities to be moved this year
2014/15 Construction
Islington to Hwy 27 – 2015/2016 Construction
Hwy 27 to Railway – 2015/16 Construction
Railway to Hwy 50 – dependant on 427 Extension
Design will include potential to upgrade to 6 lanes in future
Bike lanes will be off the road!
Coordinate design with Streetscape at Islington/Major Mack.
Meeting with residents and Region to discuss issues (safety,
noise, aesthetics, etc.) and review design
MM – Pine Valley to Weston
(Islington to 27 will be similar)
MM – Islington to Pine Valley
427 Transportation Corridor
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Assessments and planning for extension
up to Major Mackenzie are complete
Funding is major issue
427 extension is currently on the long
term horizon (8 – 12 yrs)
Met with MPP - lobbying to get this
moved into the 5 year capital planning
process
GTA West Corridor
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Planning underway for another major East-West
highway and transit corridor
Milton to 400
Will pass between Kirby and King Vaughan Road at
Hwy 27 and between Nashville and Kirby on the
south side of Bolton
Dissects the largest intact green space in the City of
Vaughan
www.gta-west.com for more information
KARA continues to lobby province to at least evaluate
a route further north
West GTA Highway Corridor
KARA – Development & Traffic
Q&A

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