The County received a plan of subdivision application known as Richpark Homes (County file number 42T-2020-04) that proposes to create a single block subdivision in order to utilize Part Lot Control provisions under the Planning Act to implement a site plan that has been approved by the Town of The Blue Mountains. The approved site plan created a total of 2 single detached dwellings and 22 semi-detached dwellings. The intent is to create Parcels of Tied Land (POTL’s) using the Part Lot Control provisions under the Planning Act and then create a common element condominium for the proposed private road and the open space lands to the south through a future condominium exemption application process.
The purpose and effect of the proposed zoning by-law amendment application is to modify the existing site-specific zoning provisions to facilitate the creation of a common element condominium as a form of ownership tenure for the lands. Current zoning by-law provisions treat building setbacks as if the condominium is one single property notwithstanding that 24 dwelling units are to be built. As a part of the amendment, the applicant proposes to modify the existing site-specific zoning provisions to recognize that the proposed common element lands within this zone shall be considered to be one contiguous lot. The applicant also proposes to include additional allowances for unenclosed/uncovered decks on Units 10-21 to permit a maximum encroachment of 3.0m into a required yard, whereas a maximum encroachment of 1.5m is currently permitted by Zoning By-law 2018-65.
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