Submission No.: A 2023-016
Applicants: 107 Chandler Inc.
Property Location: 107 Chandler Drive
Legal Description: Lot 30, Plan 1270
The Committee was advised the applicant requested a minor variance to the Zoning By-Law to permit 18 parking spaces rather than the required 23 parking spaces; and, to permit 2 visitor parking spaces rather than the required 3 visitor parking spaces, to facilitate the conversion of a basement storage area of an existing multi-residential dwelling into 5 additional dwelling units.
The Committee considered Development Services Department report DSD-2023-066, dated February 21, 2023, recommending approval with conditions as outlined in the report.
The Committee considered the report of the Region of Waterloo Transportation Planner, dated January 30, 2023, advising they have no concerns with the subject application.
The Committee considered the report of the Grand River Conservation Authority Resource Planning Technician dated February 6, 2023, advising they have no concerns with the subject application.
M. Baltazar and M. DeNardis were in attendance in support of the staff recommendation.
J. Stack was in attendance in opposition to the application and noted the proposed variances would limit the availability of space for snow removal and parking.
J. Hinschberger was in attendance in opposition to the application and stated concerns with the removal of laundry facilities and storage space to facilitate the proposed additional dwelling units.
S. Patrick was in attendance in opposition to the application and advised that the subject parking spaces are not always in use however residents require parking space occasionally. Further, S. Patrick stated concerns with accessibility as there are currently no ramps that provide access to the building.
P. Ebanks was in attendance in opposition to the application and noted that two units would no longer be provided parking spaces if the proposed variances are approved.
In response to the concerns raised, M. DeNardis noted the owner intends to maintain some storage space and laundry facilities in the basement however, relocation of storage space and other upgrades such as in suite laundry facilities would be provided if required. M. DeNardis also advised the applicant completed site plan approval and amenities such as outdoor recreation space have been reviewed and addressed through that process. Further, M. Baltazar advised the current laundry facilities are not used at capacity and, some units have been upgraded with in suite laundry. It was also noted that 9 out of the 15 tenants currently utilize the storage space and that there will be sufficient storage space provided at an alternative location in the building. Lastly, M. Baltazar noted that there is a surplus of parking space on the subject property as only half of the parking spaces are currently utilized by tenants.
Moved by B. Santos
Seconded by D. Gundrum