Councillor Grimes made the following motion to Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC) on January 22nd, 2013
VIEW THE MOTION: app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.EY21.49****
The motion was adopted by EYCC and will go to City Council on February 20th.
What does the Motion mean?
According to the motion, Councillor Grimes believes that the Secondary Plan currently “does not provide sufficient flexibility to encourage investments” and “does not achieve the goal of community improvement … and revitalization” of the Mimico Lake Shore area. He is asking City Planning to consider measures that will increase the flexibility of the Secondary Plan, and better incent development and revitalization.
The MRA followed up with City Planning to clarify what this motion could mean for the Secondary Plan. Matthew Premru has confirmed:
- The Secondary Plan is still in the works and will continue towards completion. City Council will vote on Councillor Grimes’ motion at the Feb 20 council meeting. If the motion is adopted, City Planning will take the Motion’s points into consideration, study and report on them, and endeavour to incorporate them in the Secondary Plan.
- City Planning is hesitant to bring a Secondary Plan to Council that is significantly different than what has been shown to the Community in the past few months. If there are significant changes, they would have to come back to consult with the Community.
- A new projected (earliest) date for the Secondary Plan to go to Council is April 9. But Mr. Premru admitted it could easily be later than that if there are major changes and consultations that need to happen before the Plan is finalized.
- No deadline has been set for City Planning to report on Grimes’ & EYCC’s recommended strategies. Completion of the Secondary Plan remains a departmental priority however at this time, Mr. Premru is uncertain of how long it will take to assess and assemble all the relevant information. Updates can be expected through the project homepage and email notification list as work continues.