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What's coming up at Newmarket council: Developer proposes 88-unit townhouse complex on Leslie

You can have your say on Oct. 12 when Newmarket council hosts a public meeting for a proposed residential complex at the corner of Leslie and Wayne

You can weigh in on a proposed 88-unit townhouse development on Leslie Street at Newmarket council’s next meeting.

Evans Planning Inc. will present its proposal at a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, which would see stacked townhouses at the corner of Leslie Street and Wayne Drive. Council will also confirm other recent decisions.

Here is what NewmarketToday will be following:

Residential development

2491082 Ontario Inc. is proposing to construct 88 units of stacked towhouses configured into four blocks. It is requesting an official plan amendment to change the zoning for 17680 Leslie from commercial to residential to make this happen.

The project would feature four four-storey buildings within the 0.67-hectare site area. The proposal includes 134 parking spaces, with 17 at grade and 117 underground.

According to a letter from Evans Planning, the developer intends to remove a commercial property on the site and provide access to the property from Wayne Drive. 

The public has an opportunity to speak to the proposal, with council not making any decisions until a later date. At least one member of the public is scheduled to speak at the meeting. Another person who lives in the area, Mike Doucette, has written he is concerned by the number of units being proposed. 

Anyone interested in speaking on the matter can email [email protected] to submit correspondence or arrange to make a live deputation. 

Decision confirmation

The remainder of the meeting agenda is to confirm recent decisions made by Newmarket council at various committee meetings.

This includes the council asking the province to negotiate quickly and fairly with optometristssharing a preliminary draft budget with the public featuring a two per cent tax rate increase and entering into a pre-payment agreement with the developer of a massive new shopping complex.