Stop the Tornat Mixed-use development in Newcastle (Including the new modified report)

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The Municipality of Clarington is considering a proposal by Tornat Newcastle Corporation in Newcastle, Ontario.  This development will include a 6-storey condominium apartment (7 including a loft [which has now been eliminated]), 10 townhouse units and two mixed-use commercial/residential buildings.

In order to do so, the Planning Department is trying to make amendments to the Clarington Official Plan and Zoning By-Law 84-63. (The Planning department is recommending they change the zoning from (H)R1 to a (H)R4 zone which completely modifies the density allowances.

The area of land at the Northeast corner of King Avenue and Rudell Road is currently zoned as R1 which refers to Medium Density Housing.  The Municipality is considering changing the zone to R4 which would allow for High Density Housing.

Even with the possible zoning changes, the development will exceed the limit of units per hectare by constructing 111.2 units per hectare.

We, the following believe that the Clarington Council, along with the Region of Durham should reject these changes as this development will change the face of Newcastle.

The developer has not made enough modifications, including the ideas presented by Councillors, to satisfy the current residents of Gracefields who were led to believe that there would be Medium density housing going in that space.



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