Regional properties group applied for a rezoning of the Morrison and Baseline property to the North East of the intersection currently occupied by low income housing. The developer’s final proposal was to build a twelve, an eight, a six storey and two 4 and 3 storey condominiums. The QGPCA and concerned local residents from the surrounding areas opposed this application. We defeated the zoning modification at planning department, but lost at a Council vote.
Consolation with the Association members at the AGM indicated much reluctance to go to the Ontario Municipal Board with an appeal due to the low probability of a win and the risk of the developer putting forward his original proposal for a 20 storey building. It was fed back to the steering committee that the QGPCA would not be participating in an OMB appeal.
It appears to be a wise course of action as the Manotick residential development, opposed by the City and the Manotick Community association failed it its court appeal of the OMB decision in support of the developer.