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New Development MIGHT change Zoning

UPDATE SEPT 12/14: 508 & 510 Hager

Developer Mattwood Construction has nearly completed the first of 2 detached single family homes on the severed lots. The 2nd home will start construction soon.

Congratulations to the Neighbours of St. Luke’s Precinct for coming together to express your views to the city and developer about what a zone change and an intense build form would do to our neighbourhood and way of living. The end result was a win win for all — maintain our zoning, maintain our ability to protect the neighbourhood from rapid intensification for future generations, the city was able to play a pivotal role int he democratic process and the builder got to produce a product they could sell.

UPDATE MAY 30/14: 508 Hager

Developer Mattwood Construction has not yet applied for a severance or intimated what will be built here. However the home has been torn down and trees removed. A number of people close to the builder have intimated that there will be 2 homes — and possibly a townhouse. This form WILL require a zone change. Please keep an eye for updates and application and adjustment meeting announcements in your mail. Remember — 1 site specific zone change will change the whole precinct’s status as a unique neighbourhood protected by the municipality.

UPDATE: 508 Hager

Developer Mattwood Construction has applied to sever the lot at 508 Hager in order to tear down the current home and replace with build 2 new homes. It is our understanding that this development would not require a zone change and as such is in keeping with the character evolution of the area.


A NEW Development Proposed in St. Luke’s Precinct

– 508 Hager Avenue to be severed into 3 building lots

Developer Mattwood Construction has announced their intention to submit a proposal to sever 508 Hager Avenue into 3 lots.

508 Hager is an approx. 107′ wide lot with a 35′ wide home. This might mean 2 additional 20′ wide 2 story homes on 28′ wide lots assuming the house would become a 50′ lot.

This WOULD require a REZONING application as it exceeds the maximum density allowed for homes per hectare within the Precinct.

Marianne Meed Ward has organized an information Meeting June 12, 7pm, City Hall, Rm 247

Check back here for details and please attend.

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Update – Jan 25, 2016
Public Meeting: January 25 on proposed redevelopment of 546 Burlington at Caroline Street Date: January 25, 6:30pm Room 247 2nd Floor ------ Resident's of St. Luke's Precinct, please support your neighbourhood by attending this meeting and voice your opinion about this proposed project that threatens to shrink house side yards, back yards and setbacks in order to fit 3 houses on a current single home lot. This is a precedent setting set of amendments for the St. Luke's Precinct. Hang on to reasonable amendments and use of your by-laws and protect your hood.
Update – Oct 20, 2014

Public meeting Nov 13 on proposed redevelopment of Locust/Elgin
Date: Nov 13, 7pm, Rm 305, City Hall
Residents of St. Luke's Precinct, please attend this meeting and voice your opinion on this development that so far proposes to require zoning changes. Zone changes anywhere within the precinct will cause a precedent of further zone change as stated by planning. Hang on to your zoning and protect your hood.

Stay tuned for more info.

Update – Sept 26, 2014

A neighbour of the St. Luke's Precinct has informed us that surveyors have been measuring the Dalewood Apartments property at 1367 Elgin Street.

Part or all if this property is owned by Maurice Desrochers development group / Executive Furnished Rentals. Desrochers has previously indicated a desire to rezone this property for 8 story condominiums.

A site rezone of this nature would mean a precedent rezone for the whole precinct.

Stay tuned for more information.

Update – Sept 12, 2014
510 Hager Avenue / New Home Build — Late summer, the city received the site plan application/plans for the second Mattwood house on Hager Ave. This is the lot(s) originally proposed as townhomes/semis by Mattwood but the Neighbours of St. Luke's expressed discomfort for the zone change and appealed to the builder to do single detached builds.
Update – June 4, 2014

Confirmation from the city is that the developer is intending on building 2 detached single family homes. They have begun the first on the south most lot but have yet to propose a plan for the 2nd. This first house will conform to the current zoning and needs only minor variance approval.