Oakville residents invited to comment on new housing development proposed for Bronte Road

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Published September 12, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Proposed development at 1300, 1316, 1326, 1342 and 1350 Bronte Road - Korsiak Urban Planning and Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd

Oakville residents have been invited to share their thoughts on a proposed development that, if approved, could see the construction of 85 detached houses and 76 townhouses at 1300, 1316, 1324, 1342, 1350 Bronte Road–also known as the Bronte Road West lands. 

The area in question, located on the west side of Regional Road 25 (Bronte Road), north of Highway 403 (Queen Elizabeth Way), and south of Upper Middle Road, is also home to a heritage structure that will be moved. 

According to a planning justification report prepared by Korsiak Urban Planning and Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd. on behalf of Bronte River, LP, the lands are currently occupied by five detached homes and other buildings. The report says 1326 Bronte Rd. is listed on the town’s heritage register. 

Should the redevelopment be approved, the structure will be refurbished and moved to a more prominent location.

According to the town, approval of the application will require amendments to Oakville’s official plan. The town says the developer is asking council to allow it to build low-density housing on a private road instead of a public one and “clarify how the minimum transit-supportive density target within 400 metres of Bronte Road is applied.” 

The report says the development will also include a 385-square-metre communal outdoor amenity area with sidewalks that will connect to the woodlot trail system. The area–the size of which is subject to change–will also feature a picnic and play area. 

The current proposal differs from the one the developer brought forward in January 2022, when it asked the town to permit the construction of 38 detached houses and a block of condos. 

The original proposal was revised in April 2023 and again after that in response to feedback from the town. 

The report argues that the current proposal will preserve a heritage structure and create more housing for the community, allowing the town to more easily reach provincially set housing targets. 

The report also says the development will make “efficient use of the land, including existing and planned infrastructure and services.” 

A meeting regarding the application will be held on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Oakville Town Hall (1225 Trafalgar Rd.).

Residents can attend the meeting virtually or in person. 

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