Subdivision proposed in Angus, as Township building activity
A residential proposal that first surfaced about four years ago seeking
inclusion in Essa's updated Official Plan, has applied to the Township
for planning amendments to permit 375 new housing units at 6275 and
6299 Cty Rd 90, which includes the Green Acres golf course, in Angus.
Essa County Road 90 Development Inc, based in Vaughan has applied to
single-detached units, 30 townhouses units, 150 units in a future
residential building and 30 future condominium units covering
approximately 49 acres immediately west of the 5th Line at Cty Rd 90.
"The objective of the residential land uses is to diversify the site in
terms of affordability, density and demographic while maximizing the
use of new infrastructure," according the planning application.
The proposal also includes a commercial block, storm water pond, and
Essa's Planning Manager, Colleen Healey-Dowdall, in her report to
council notes the application is missing several studies, and
recommends not taking further action until the remaining information is
"The missing information is important since Section 27 of Essa's OP
currently does not allow new residential plans of subdivision on lands
subject to flooding," according to Ms. Healey-Dowdall. "Depending on
what flooding information and study materials conclude, the applicant
would like the Municipality to amend its OP to allow residential plans
on lands subject to flooding in conjunction with the proper
safe-guards; based on updating the municipal policy on how the Two Zone
Policy and limits are calculated (i.e. traditional method vs. newer
method using river depth and velocity of flow)."