Ashcroft Re-zoning for road through the Byron Path Park
Ashcroft has submitted a rezoning request to allow them to build a permanent road through the Byron Linear Park. As this is a rezoning request, this specific request will have to be reviewed by Planning Committee. Due to strong community opposition to this request, this southerly road was turned down by the Planning Committee in Fall 2010 and a subsequent request submitted by Councillor Hobbs was pulled from the Planning Committee’s agenda in May 2011.
There is no date yet for Planning Committee to hear Ashcroft’s latest request.
Your association has written Councillor Hume to remind him of his strong support against building a road through our park and for his continued support for the community in this matter. It is recommended that the community continue to let Councillors Hobbs and Hume know our position on Ashcroft’s latest request to build a permanent (or a construction) road through the Byron Linear Park.
To be fair there is nothing anyone at the City can do to prevent a property owner from asking for a re-zoning. But it would be reassuring to hear a swift and definitive statement of support from Councillors Hobbs and Hume that the road, through a park, will once again be denied.
UPDATE: Councillor Hobbs will be voting against.
UPDATE2: A followup post on the impacts to Shannon Avenue.
UPDATE3: The re-zoning rationale from Ashcroft. Hat tip to David Reevely for finding it.
UPDATE4: Ashcroft is pulling their Byron cut request. Other parts of the re-zoning application are still in play, including more height for the Senior's centre. Obstencibly to compensate Ashcroft for losing density resulting from not getting the Byron driveway they were never entitled to in the first place.
@alexthepuffin I'm saying no.But not pleased either about impact on Shannon Street residents who will lose city land in their front yards
— Katherine Hobbs (@Katherine_Hobbs) August 16, 2012