I've had this email from Anna O"Rourke who leads for the Slessor Square Residents' Group:
I just wanted to give you a quick update. We met with Regional Councillor John Taylor and Ward 4 Councillor Tom Hempen to get an update on this application.
-Town of Newmarket expects to have the staff report for council towards the end of October at the earliest
-Planning has hired a third party urban planner, Planning Alliance and are waiting for their report
-The Slessor Group has not responded to our request for lower denisty. They also have not ammended their original application from 26 and 29 stories.
-We inquired about the digging that has been done on the site and have been told it is soil remediation and that the Slessor group has not started building.
-We have asked Councillor Hempen to make inquiries regarding the FSI (Floor Space Index) for each tower as we have not had a response to this as well from the Slessor group. They are using the comparison to the Yonge/George condo which has already been approved and has an FSI over 10. They are claiming an FSI of less than 4, but are using a calculation that includes the two lower level buildings which of course brings the FSI down.
- We have also asked Coucillor Hempen to make inquires regarding a 5pm traffic study as the one already conducted was done in the morning.
We have been assured that there will be a further public meeting(s) in the fall. We will get back to you in September with another update, unless there is something else to report sooner.
Have a safe, happy summer.