The Working Group, struck by Councillor Wong-Tam, regarding Graywood Development's proposal for a 15-storey midrise at 506-516 Church Street, will meet for a second time on January 18.
The Working Group will meet before any Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendments can be brought to City Council for approval. The group, of which CWNA is a member, is discussing the development proposal and site plan from the economic and cultural perspective of the Church Wellesley Village, with the aim of preserving and protecting the historical significance, character and culture of the Village.
According the group's Terms of Reference, it "will review the Zoning Application, which involves the review of the building’s height, massing, setbacks, angular plane, cultural and heritage conservation, and land use designations. The Working Group will also review the Site Plan application, when submitted, which involves the review of features such as the building design and materials, site access and servicing, lighting and safety, waste storage, parking, loading and landscaping."
The first Working Group meeting was held on Dec. 1 and allowed for participants to share opinions with the developer on various aspects of the proposal. CWNA subsequently submitted a number of recommendations.
The Working Group meetings are separate and apart from broader public consultations, which will be held later this year. We will keep you posted as the Working Group continues its discussions.