Southgate moves to approve new phase of Dundalk subdivision

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A planner’s report was received by Southgate Council on the new phase of White Rose with about 86 units on property just to the east of the Todd Street development. It was the subject of a recent public meeting.

Council supported bringing a bylaw for the development back for approval at a future meeting.

Right now, Dundalk doesn’t have the wastewater capacity to service the development, so a hold will be placed on the property.

Design and construction of improvement to expand system capacity should start in 2022, the report said.

Residents of the present development raised concerns about its unfinished state during the public meeting in September. But in his report, planner Clint Stredwick said that wasn’t an acceptable planning reason for affecting the decision on a future phase.

The proposal is for 12 40-foot lots, 18-30 foot lots, and 24 townhouse units, 24 units in a seniors block, as well as another eight to 10 future seniors units. These are planned now to have drive-in spaces at the front and will appear detached but share a foundation.

The main entrance will be from Bradley Street, although it also connects to Todd Crescent. The planner recommended that lots closest to the existing White Rose be built first to shelter the Todd Crescent homes from noise and dust.

Draft plan conditions include clearly establishing ground water levels and keep basements out of the water table.

Residents’ concerns about truck traffic will be addressed by additional signage and enforcement measures. Council passed a “no heavy truck” bylaw for Artemesia Street North from Owen Sound Street to Grey Street.

The total property is actually more than 20 acres, but the natural area to the east will be maintained and protected by a wide buffer.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald