Pro­posal sub­mit­ted to build in his­toric core

Ap­pli­ca­tion in­cludes 20 semi-de­tached homes, de­struc­tion of 100 ma­ture trees

Thornhill Post - - News - by Adam Stein­berg

“It’s the de­vel­oper that prof­its in the end, and it’s the neigh­bours who pay for it.”

Plans that which con­tro­ver­sial neigh­bour­hood over de­vel­op­ment; 27, which is cur­rently The 35 will 100 are in­cludes has and pro­posal, con­sist un­der­way ma­ture the zoned 39 items, and town’s Church the of of for black sub­mit­ted im­pacts Amos mostly in­clud­ing to 20 ur­ban low-rise con­struct St. semi-de­tached wal­nut Wright two-storey, to N. de­sign the ground­wa­ter in de­tached also and a House Au­gust in­tro­duc­tion new staff en­com­pass maple cen­tury sub­di­vi­sion and houses res­i­den­tial and 2017, drainage. res­i­dents trees Amos of in homes; a des­ig­nated in­cludes three-storey the to dwellings. within Wright The voic­ing make his­toric the sub­ject Rich­mond Park. de­struc­tion a room her­itage con­cerns. num­ber homes town The lands for core, Hill area site, in the of of at a was rain­fall den­sity Chris con­cerned of and Mus­sel­man, the pro­vides project about whose nat­u­ral would los­ing back­yard be drainage.” the un­suit­able treed bor­ders been He area, “At for was iden­ti­fied this Amos which the also point, 1.5 Wright “ab­sorbs con­cerned acres for it seems de­vel­op­ment. of Park, land sig­nif­i­cant like that said that’s what the he they’re cost,” that houses the said go­ing de­vi­ate pro­posed Mus­sel­man, for dra­mat­i­cally is den­sity three-storey ex­plain­ing at from any the style Ward Queen of the 2 neigh­bour­hood. Anne coun­cil­lor ar­chi­tec­tural Tom sewage sys­tem of the sur­round­ing neigh­bour­hood Muench would be agreed and re­quired re­place that to the the up­date ap­pli­cant old trees the in also or­der added to get that ap­proval con­struc­tion from of Rich­mond new prop­er­ties Hill Town in Rich­mond Coun­cil. How­ever, Hill would he need mar­ket. to He be de­scribes up­dated the in or­der fu­ture to of re­main growth in rel­e­vant Rich­mond in the Hill cur­rent as tak­ing hous­ing place

in “I in­fills care and about high­rises. the is­sues. I want to make sure we have tree canopy. I want to sure make that sure we have we have bal­ance drainage,” for the said type Muench. of growth He that added, we need.” “I want to make Mus­sel­man re­mains wary of this new pro­posal. “It’s the de­vel­oper that prof­its in the end, and it’s the neigh­bours who pay for it,” said Mus­sel­man. “If the de­vel­oper can show that there’s ben­e­fit to the neigh­bour­hood, then that’s the bet­ter goal.”

Ac­cord­ing to Muench, fur­ther fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties for pub­lic in­put will be pro­vided. The lead de­vel­op­ment con­sul­tants, Evan’s Plan­ning, de­clined mul­ti­ple re­quests for com­ment.

Res­i­dent Chris Mus­sel­man at the site of the pro­posed in­fill homes

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