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Another large residential project on tap for Mapleview Drive East

Development project at 515 Mapleview Dr. E. could be OK'd for 518 homes

What's another 500-home development in the south end?

No big deal, evidently, as no one spoke up at Monday night's public meeting at city hall either for or against the project, which could eventually balloon to well over 800 homes on Mapleview Drive East. 

On behalf of Honeyfield Bemp 2 Ltd. and Bemp 2 Holdings, Jones Consulting Group has submitted the application for a zoning-bylaw amendment and revision to a plan of subdivision for property at 515 Mapleview Dr. E., located on the south side of the road between Dean Avenue and Madelaine Drive. 

The purpose of the red-line revision to the draft subdivision plan is to enlarge a mixed-use block on the west side of the property and make minor adjustments to residential lots and streets.

The overall residential unit count would increase slightly, from 516 to 518 units, as well as the possibility of developing up to 847 homes, depending on the future built form on the proposed mixed-use blocks, according to the developers.

Since the draft plan was approved in 2017, the developer wants to adjust lot/block frontages and the layout to create a more compact built form, enlarge the neighbourhood mixed-use block west of Madelaine Drive, according to city staff, and make other changes in response to comments provided by the city's engineering and traffic departments through the detailed design process for the subdivision.

The previous zoning-bylaw amendment and draft plan of subdivision were approved in 2017. The redlined subdivision was conditionally approved in August 2019 subject to the mixed-use rezoning.

A staff report is expected to come to general committee before the end of the year. 


Raymond Bowe

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Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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