LDA23-0363 Mill Woods Town Centre Phase 1

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***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report will be posted here when available.***

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The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs(External link) for Council meetings

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You are invited to learn more about the application and share feedback online. The following engagement opportunities are open from February 5 until February 25, 2024.

What Happens Next

We will use feedback shared to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible. After engagement is closed, feedback received will be summarized in a What We Heard report for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report will be posted here when available.***

Thank you for providing feedback for consideration.

The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs(External link) for Council meetings

Get involved!

You are invited to learn more about the application and share feedback online. The following engagement opportunities are open from February 5 until February 25, 2024.

What Happens Next

We will use feedback shared to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible. After engagement is closed, feedback received will be summarized in a What We Heard report for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

Engagement has concluded

Use the tool below to submit a question to the file planner or see what others have been asking. Answers are posted within 5 business days. When needed, we will also work with the applicant to provide an answer. 

You will need to provide a screen name and email as all questions go through an automated moderation process. Your screen name will be displayed but all other information is kept confidential. 

Ask a question directly to the City file planner who is processing the application.

  • I agree with Quadrocaterpus that hight increase is good but setback increase is likely bad. I would be very curious to know what the motivation is for that move. In general, I think businesses and even residences along the pedestrian path between buses and trains would be good. Ideally, these could open directly onto that pedestrian path to create a sort of outdoor pedestrian mall experience that could really set Mill Woods transit centre apart.

    JulienS asked 4 months ago

    Generally setbacks for residential uses are greater to allow for separation between residents and the public realm. This is intended to create privacy for future residents, as well as allow for the establishment of yards for those units.

    While the maximum setback is being increased, the minimum setback is not being proposed to be changed from the current 0 metres. This is intended to continue to allow for opportunities for the development of pedestrian malls in appropriate locations: however, the detail and design of those spaces would be reviewed at the Development Permit stage.

    This question was responded to on 29 Feb 2024.

  • Why the change to setback regulations? What's the motivation for placing these residences farther from the conveniences that would entice people to live there in the first place? Thanks.

    JulienS asked 4 months ago

    The proposed changes to setbacks are to increase the distance from the edge of buildings to adjacent roadways and adjacent properties for buildings constructed around the Transit Centre. 

    These changes are primarily intended to allow for the creation of a semi-public plaza space adjacent to the LRT platform, and to create opportunities for front yards for at grade residential units.

    These proposed changes will not significantly alter the location of buildings within the site and the proximity to other uses, but to create separation between the private and public property.

    This question was responded to on 29 Feb 2024. 

  • What was was reason for the increased height. Will there be any small business opportunities built into the building if the main level will be changed to residential. Will the unit parking be allocated to on-ground. Or have a separate structure to the mall

    Robert S asked 4 months ago

    The applicant is requesting the increase of 15 metres (or approximately 4 storeys) to allow for a specific building design to be constructed on the site directly adjacent to the LRT Station.

    As part of this, a change is being requested to allow for residential uses on the ground floor in addition to the currently permitted commercial uses on the ground floor. Specifics of what potential uses may be found in the building would not be determined until after construction of the building is completed and would be up to the land owner to determine.

    The proposal is intended to be a stand alone building located between the Transit Centre and the LRT Station and would not be connected to the existing mall.

    This question was responded to on 27 Feb 2024. 

  • Will there EVER be competition for Sobeys back in the mall?

    debker asked 4 months ago

    The operations of the mall and the tenants within the mall are the responsibility of the mall’s owners and managers. The City has no influence over these decisions.

    This was responded to on Feb 22, 2024. 

  • How will you entice another Grocer into the area? CoOp left due to theft and Mall owners unwillingness to work with CoOp with design changes.

    Michael M. asked 4 months ago

    The operations of the mall and the tenants within the mall are the responsibility of the mall’s owners and managers The City has no influence over these decisions.

    This was responded to on Feb 22, 2024.

  • What area has the city purchased to provide lrt parking ? As we know how dismal it is to find parking at Century place .

    Wt asked 4 months ago

    The City has not purchased land for a Park & Ride near the Mill Woods LRT stop because it’s likely that, in the future, that stop won’t be the end of the line. Park & Ride services are provided at the terminus stop for LRT. The City has a Park & Ride strategy that will continue to be implemented in the coming years in conjunction with the Mass Transit Strategy. For context, in the future, Valley Line Southeast (which includes the Mill Woods stop) may be extended further south to Ellerslie Road where a future park-and-ride facility has been contemplated, therefore the Mill Woods LRT stop would no longer be the terminus stop.

    This was responded to on Feb 22, 2024.