Appeal of Committee of Adjustment Decision - 42 Valecrest Drive
The Etobicoke Community Council reports having received the following communication (January 15, 1998) from Councillor Mario Giansante and Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby, Kingsway-Humber, and having directed the City Solicitor to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board on January 27, 1998, to support the Committee of Adjustment decision and the views of the area residents, and requests the concurrence of Council in the action taken:
Re: 42 Valecrest Drive - Ontario Municipal Board Hearing;
The owners of 42 Valecrest Drive are proposing to construct a second storey addition over their existing one-storey home. A two and one storey addition are also contemplated at the rear of the dwelling. In order to accommodate the proposal an application was made to the Committee of Adjustment to permit an increase in the permitted gross floor area of the dwelling from a maximum of 325 m5 (3,498.39 sq.ft.) to 437.44 m5 (4,708.72 sq.ft.). This represents an increase of 112.4 m5 (1,210.0 sq.ft.) over what the preservative zoning by-law in the area currently permits. A variance for a side yard setback was also sought.
The application was refused by the Committee of Adjustment and the applicants have appealed this decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. Although staff of the Urban Development Department are not opposed to the variances, many area residents have strongly expressed their objections to the proposal and are anxious to have their concerns represented at the OMB.
It is therefore requested that this Community Council instruct the Solicitor for Etobicoke to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board on January 27, 1998, to support the Committee of Adjustment=s decision and the views of the area residents.