Stop the 8 storey high-rise/commercial building in Sharon!

Stop the 8 storey high-rise/commercial building in Sharon!

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Denise Tennant started this petition to Virginia Hackson (Mayor of East Gwillimbury)

There has been an application made to the Town of East Gwillimbury to build an eight storey high-rise mixed use building containing 258 units with retail commercial uses at the ground level at the corner of Leslie Street and Manor Hampton St. in Sharon, Ontario.

This proposal will change the face of this quaint town by erecting a huge condo unit with stores underneath.  This will be located at the entrance to the Town and will be one of the first things people see upon visiting it.  Many people have moved to Sharon to enjoy the feel of a small town with the closeness of nearby amenities.  By placing this huge building beside existing residential housing, current residents will not be able to enjoy the heritage of this area and instead residents will experience increased traffic and a loss in value of their properties.  Along this stretch of road residents and visitors can view Walnut farm and the Sharon temple, however, what will not be attractive is a condo in this location.   A condo unit will not provide a suitable transition to the existing buildings in the area.  Growth is slated to happen in East Gwillimbury but this proposed development is not smart growth!    This development would be better suited in the local and major centers located on Green Lane and at the corner of Leslie Street and Mount Albert Sideroad.

Please sign our petition to stop the change in the zoning of this site and to prohibit a condo unit from being built here.    We are currently waiting on the Town to move forward with a proposal to designate this section of Leslie Street as a Heritage District and the greater the pressure we can apply to have this happen the better!

The more people we can get to sign this petition and oppose the development the greater the chance we can stop it from being built.   If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at denise.tennant@ sympatico.ca

Denise Tennant

 

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