Summary from Francesco Santaguida, Assistant City Solicitor:
On October 29, 2019, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (the LPAT) approved a settlement between the City of Markham, Sixteenth Land Holdings Inc. (the “Appellant”), and other parties with respect to appeals by Sixteenth Land Holdings Inc. from the City’s failure to make a decision regarding applications for an official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendment, and draft plan of subdivision for the lands known as the “York Downs Golf Course”, legally described as Part of Lots 16, 17 and 18, Concession 5, City of Markham, Regional Municipality of York, and with the municipal address (in 2019) of 4134 16th Avenue.
The settlement permits the redevelopment of the York Downs Golf Course in two large residential subdivisions of 2,279 residential units consisting of 1,039 single detached dwellings, 671 townhouses, 72 back-to-back townhouses, 387 mid-rise condominium units and 110 mixed-use units. The settlement also includes parkland, valley land, stormwater management blocks, a woodlot block and an elementary school block.
The LPAT approved the draft plan of subdivision, official plan amendment, and a zoning by-law amendment to incorporate lands into the designated area of By-law 177-96 (the New Urban Area By-law), to permit the development outlined above. This official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment require assignment of a number for municipal tracking purposes.
(By-laws 2020-65 and 2020-66)