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Eden Oak – Creditview
Eden Oak Creditview Heights development Frequently Asked Questions and Project Updates
Welcome to the Town’s project web page for the Eden Oak Creditview Heights residential project. Please see the map below for the project location. The Eden Oak Creditview Heights Inc. development for 31 residential lots, roads, a stormwater facility and trail, and protected open space was approved by way of an Ontario Municipal Board decision issued on April 3, 2017. Details about the project and how it was evaluated by Town staff can be reviewed in the Final Staff recommendation report PI-2017-0012. All other past project related information can be viewed in the Project Information Archive.
This page has been created to provide periodic project updates. Answers to commonly asked questions have been provided along with links to related project information. If you have questions not addressed on this page please contact Adam Farr, Manager of Development Review at the Town of Halton Hills at 905-873-2601 ext 2422 (email Adam Farr) or contact the Planning & Sustainability Department at 905-873-2601 ext 2900.
Ontario Municipal Board Decision
The Ontario Municipal Board issued its decision approving the Eden Oak Creditview Heights Inc. development applications seeking a zoning by-law amendment and conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval for a 31 unit residential subdivision in the Hamlet of Glen Williams in the Town of Halton Hills.
The approval issued by the Ontario Municipal Board includes two major components:
<li>A <a href='http://haltonhills.ca/omb/pdf/edenoak/FINAL REVISED DRAFT ZONING BYLAW.pdf' target='_blank'>Zoning Bylaw</a> that sets out the various uses for the site including the designated environmental lands, the stormwater ponds, and the residential areas along with the various regulations that apply to the overall site and the specific lots; and </li>
<li>The <a href='http://haltonhills.ca/omb/pdf/edenoak/FINAL DRAFT Conditions of Draft Plan Approval.pdf' target='_blank'>conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval </a> which set out the studies, obligations and detailed requirements that must be fulfilled by the developer before they can register* the lots and build on those lots. *Registration is the legal term for creation of residential lots (which will sold to home owners) and creation of associated infrastructure such as roads, stormwater and protected lands which is owned by the Town.</li>
Note that the developer only needs to fulfill specific conditions (not all of the conditions) to the satisfaction of the Town and reviewing agencies prior to starting any on of related off site activity. This site activity could include grading, construction of the storm water facility, tree removal, fence construction etc. The remainder of the conditions would have to be fulfilled before final approval and registration.
What happens next?
The owner has advised they intend to start the process of clearing the conditions of draft plan approval. Before any on or off site work can begin the owner must clear the required specific conditions, which includes submitting various studies and documents and entering into agreements that satisfy the Town and outside agencies including Halton Region and Credit Valley Conservation .
Over the coming months, studies and plans will be reviewed by Town and agency staff and sent back to the owner. The owner will then update and resubmit the information until the issues identified in the conditions are cleared. During this time, residents may notice onsite activity such as people surveying or conducting related field work.
One of the <a href='http://haltonhills.ca/omb/pdf/edenoak/FINAL DRAFT Conditions of Draft Plan Approval.pdf' target='_blank'>conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval </a> (Condition 20) includes a requirement for a comprehensive construction management plan including a communications plan that must be approved before any site activity can begin. The construction management plan will include a central point of contact that residents can call.
When might construction activity begin on the site?
The owner hopes to begin site work in the fall of 2017 after receiving the necessary authorization from the Town and other agencies. The exact dates depend on the Town and agency staffâ€™s review of the ownerâ€™s submissions and clearance of the various conditions. Activity other than surveying is not expected on or around the site until the late fall 2017 at the earliest. The construction management plan has to be approved by the Town before any site alteration activity occurs and communications to residents is part of this plan.
Where will construction occur first?
The location, timing or sequencing of development cannot be confirmed until staff has received the required studies including a detailed project schedule.
Before any significant on-site work can begin, work is required on:<ul>
<li>Gamble Street to create the sewer connections to the owners lands; and </li>
<li>Credit Street to install a stormwater pipe. </li>
Will there be disruption to Wildwood Trail?
An emergency services connection (gated granular path) and water services connection will be created connecting Ann St to the future cul de sac in the Eden Oak development. The grade difference between Ann St and the cul de sac will require lowering of the Wildwood Trail in that area. The owner is required to provide plans demonstrating how this crossing will occur along with a construction plan that addresses the staging and restoration. Wildwood Trail restoration and construction is addressed in Condition 65 of the <a href='http://haltonhills.ca/omb/pdf/edenoak/FINAL DRAFT Conditions of Draft Plan Approval.pdf' target='_blank'>conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval</a>.
What does â€œconditions of draft plan of subdivision approvalâ€ mean?
The issuance of conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval signals that the development has been reviewed and that the fundamentals of the development are viable. This is a commonly issued approval wherever subdivision applications are filed in Ontario and is recognized in the Planning Act. When municipal Councils approve a subdivision they are approving conditions of draft plan of subdivision.
How many conditions are there?
For the Eden Oak development there are 114 conditions. As mentioned above, these conditions include all the required studies, obligations and detailed requirements that must be met before lots can be registered. Some of the conditions are administrative in nature, others deal with what is called â€œdetailed design,â€ still others require communications with the community and future property owners.
A storm water facility is planned for construction near the cul de sac on Credit St. Does the approval of conditions of the draft plan of subdivision mean that there are remaining questions about whether or not the storm water facility (ponds) can function properly?
The Town retained a consulting engineer with experience in the type of storm water facility design that was proposed. Their task, among other things, was to determine whether the storm water facility could function for its intended purpose. They concluded that the pond is viable. The applicantâ€™s engineer and a third engineer retained by one of the residents who participated in the OMB hearing also cleared the design of the storm water facility.
Who reviews the conditions on behalf of the Town?
Town staff or specialized consultants retained by the Town review the material submitted by the applicant to clear conditions. Staff are professionals in their fields with extensive career backgrounds and certification in their respective disciplines. Consultants may be retained by the Town in areas of specialization outside the scope of Town staff or where additional resources are required due to work flow demands. On this project, the Town will continue to retain Burnside Engineering, a firm with experience in subdivision design matters similar to those accompanying this project.
How will future communications occur?
Prior to related on or off-site activity, residents will receive notification from the owner or the Town as appropriate. The ownerâ€™s construction management plan, required as a condition of approval of the draft plan of subdivision, is to include a communications strategy including the appointment of a central point of contact and related responsibilities (see Condition 20 of the <a href='http://haltonhills.ca/omb/pdf/edenoak/FINAL DRAFT Conditions of Draft Plan Approval.pdf' target='_blank'>conditions of draft plan of subdivision approval)</a>.