Battacorp Holdings

By December 10, 2023 City of Vaughan

URGENT! WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need you to email all the councillors

URGENT

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 , the Vaughan Mayor and City Councillors recommended the approval of an application by Battacorp Holdings for a development of four high rise apartment buildings on the lands at Langstaff and Highway 400, which currently houses the Husky gas station.

The proposal includes two 32-story buildings and two 35-story buildings, for a total of 1,488 residential units. The developer has asked for approval to use Ontario’s Community Infrastructure and Housing Accelerator (CIHA) from the Minister of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH). The CIHA allows the developer exemption from traditional planning frameworks, planning studies and community input.

The Vaughan Mayor and City Councillors are planning to approve this application on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023, even though the Region of York opposes this development.

The Region of York has stated the following in Attachment 9 of the Committee of the Whole Report of Tuesday, December 5th, 2023:

  • York Region Development Planning staff do not support the use of a CIHA order on the subject lands to permit the proposed development.
  • Introducing new high density residential uses on a site-specific basis surrounded by employment uses would create an isolated community without close access to typical residential neighbourhood uses, such as schools, community facilities and walkable destinations.
  • Introducing new residential uses on the subject lands could destabilize surrounding employment uses, creating compatibility issues and place upward pressure on land values, discouraging the establishment of new employment businesses.
  • Complete communities are not created with an isolated island of high density residential, surrounded by an employment area and adjacent to a 400-series highway.

Vaughan Council continues to make Vaughan into a city of apartment buildings and gridlock, with very little career employment opportunities. Contact the Mayor and Councillors and tell them to turn down this application.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need you to email all the councillors listed below and demand that they stop ignoring York Region’s report and that they decline this application and its use of a CIHA to circumvent proper planning.

Please send an email to the following council members before 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

rosanna.defrancesca@vaughan.ca

maurizio.bevilacqua@vaughan.ca

mario.ferri@vaughan.ca

gino.rosati@vaughan.ca

marilyn.iafrate@vaughan.ca

adriano.volpentesta@vaughan.ca

gila.martow@vaughan.ca

chris.ainsworth@vaughan.ca

linda.jackson@vaughan.ca

clerks@vaughan.ca

 

info@westondownsra.ca

marioG.racco@vaughan.ca No need to email since he supports us in opposing this development.

 

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