The LPOA has received the following good news from CORRA. We ARE being listened to. The LPOA submitted a letter in support of this initiative to amend the mid-rise buildings standards, and we will continue to be involved in the amendment process going forward.
To All Resident and Ratepayer Executives, Delegates and Interested Groups:
It’s never too late to report good news!
CONGRATULATIONS FOR TAKING A STAND IN REFERRING THE MID RISE BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS BACK
With each groups’ efforts, CORRA’s vigilance in monitoring this study, and CORRA’s critical analysis of the staff recommendations with respect to the Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards, CORRA together with YOUR GROUP’s action created the necessary momentum for Council to decide to have the item REFERRED BACK to Planning and Growth Management Committee (PGMC) with specific motions.
Council’s Decision is provided here: PG7.1 Mid-Rise Building Performance Standards Monitoring
ON PUBLIC RECORD there were 51 written submissions, almost all from residents / ratepayers and their groups (editor’s note: including the LPOA.) Amazing solidarity!
ON COUNCIL’S DECISION: The motions to have the item referred back brought significant wins for all groups across the City and they include:
- further consultation with resident / ratepayer associations and other interested community members regarding the Mid-Rise Building performance standards
- consultation on future locations for Secondary Plans, Area Plans and other comprehensive planning frameworks
- Inclusion of such initiatives as part the 2016 budget
- area specific height amendments
- density and angular plan considerations
- Official Plan considerations to include issues raised by speakers at the October 8, 2015 at Planning and Growth Management Committee
RESULTS: Voices and written submissions matter.
CORRA Executive Team
Confederation of Resident and Ratepayer Associations in Toronto