Rezoning settlement in Vaughan
March 11, 2015
In a February 26 decision, board member Anne Milchberg approved a settlement, in principle, between Riotrin Properties (Langstaff ) Inc., RioCan PS Inc. and SRF Vaughan Property Inc. and the City of Vaughan for a site specific zoning by-law amendment for the property at 120, 160, 170, 182, 196 and 210 Milani Boulevard. Riotrin, RioCan and SRF sought to rezone the vacant site to permit commercial and retail warehouse uses.
Planner David McKay (MHBC) provided evidence on behalf of Riotrin, RioCan and SRF in support of the settlement reached with the city. McKay testified that the settlement is consistent with the PPS, conforms to the Growth Plan and regional and municipal official plans. He opined that the proposed zoning conforms to the direction and intent of the city to allow a full range of retail and commercial uses on the lands, and that these uses are compatible with the existing and planned adjacent land uses.
Seven427 Developments Inc. and Smart Centres Inc. own lands in the vicinity of the site and raised no objection at the hearing to the proposed amendment. The board accepted McKay’s uncontroverted evidence and approved the zoning by-law amendment in principle, withholding final order until the parties advise that the draft planning instrument has been finalized.
Solicitors involved in this decision were Joel Farber (Fogler, Rubinoff LLP) representing Riotrin Properties (Langstaff ) Inc., RioCan PS Inc. and SRF Vaughan Property Inc., Dawne Jubb representing the City of Vaughan and Johanna Shapira (Wood Bull LLP) representing Seven427 Developments Inc. and Smart Centres Inc. (See OMB Case No. PL141079.)