The city is gearing up for a fight over the Satin Finish development on Oak Street.
The original plan had called for 99 townhomes; the developers now want about 500 units, including two 8-storey apartment buildings and a retirement home—and only two entrances off Knob Hill.
The developers are appealing to the OMB, and City Council approved sending a lawyer to oppose the appeal and insist that:
- The plan meets the bylaws (1, 2) about lot size, setback, and maximum height
- That traffic flows have been studied and accepted by the city
- Stormwater will be managed
- There are community benefits, and that “the required warning clauses from the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Green Standard requirements” are given.