A public hearing was held on June 7 for a proposed land use amendment within the community of Gleneagles. The property, commonly known as the 'Jones Estate' or more recently as ‘Glenvista Peak’ is approximately 4 acres and is currently vacant.
In alignment with the Town’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB), the application proposes to change the existing land use from Urban Holdings to Direct Control for residential development, and Urban Holdings to Parks and Recreation for future environmental reserve lands and open space.
Previous development on the property included a single-family residence with an accessory building. The purpose of the application is to redesignate the property to enable 16 single story semi-detached homes in addition to land designated specifically for environmental reserve and open space.
Following the policies in the MDP, the minimum residential density for the Glenvista development is calculated at 21.4 dwelling units. The applicant intends to develop 16 semi-detached dwellings on the property, resulting in a lower than minimum density target outlined within the MDP.
The public hearing was attended by the applicant and a number of residents, including those representing the Gleneagles community association. All attendee stakeholders had the opportunity to present their feedback to Council on the proposed development.
The application will come forward to the June 27 Council meeting for consideration of second and third reading.