The OMB Hearing for 2167 Gordon Drive is complete. We are $6,000 away from our goal!!! Legal Defence Fund Needs Your Support!!! We need to pay the final bills!
To All Gordon Woods Residents - RESPOND ASAP - We still needs funds to protect your investment!!!
The Applicant has been successful in this Appeal however the Board has imposed certain conditions on the plan before implementation. Obviously the pre-settlement with the City was a critical aspect of this Hearing and while we are disappointed in the approval of this seven lot plan, we can take considerable pride in our appeal of this proposal which is in the very heart of our Community. The OMB thoroughly canvassed the environmental issues of the plan and has approved same however the Applicant went to some lengths of retaining environmental consultants and arborists to propose a number of initiatives that will make the Development compatible with our beautiful natural area. Specifically the OMB states that:
“ the Appellant’s scientific data as contained in the environmental reports and subsequent December 2014 updates on file, reflect the seriousness with which the Appellant took the City’s recommendations and the Appellant complied by providing some of the most rigorous and comprehensive scientific and environmental evidence this Member has seen for a private application such as this.”
A lot of this work was done by the Applicant in November and December 2014 in preparation for our Appeal proceedings. The OMB also states that:
“ the settlement reflects sensitive development vis-à-vis the ecological condition of the subject lands that requires a minimal number of trees to be removed but replaced with more intensive tree planting and re-planting as well as maintaining the property’s peripheral tree canopy and ground cover to the extent possible to reflect the verdant nature of the neighbourhood. “
While the end result is not entirely what we desired, we are hopeful that our efforts on behalf of the Gordon Woods area will be appreciated by the community and will ensure that future development in our area takes these added steps of environmental overviews as part of normal requirements in a residential woodland area.
The Gordon Woods Homeowners’ Association was incorporated in July 1977 with a mandate to preserve the character of our residential community: to maintain our trees, our wildlife and the tranquility of our neighbourhood. The residents united to address issues such as the high volume of traffic through our streets and the protection of our neighbourhood from indiscriminate land development.
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To provide value to the Gordown Woods community and its residents through representation and advocacy with all levels of government regarding the concerns related to the welfare of the neighbourhood. We believe that residents of Gordon Woods are entrusted with a unique ecological environment and we are duty bound to protect it for future generations.