Re-zoning: six single detached houses at 459 Hale St

What is the being proposed?

The owner of 459 Hale St is proposing to build six two-storey, single detached dwellings in a condominium behind the existing building on the lot. The City of London is considering an amendment to the zoning by-law regarding the land at 459 Hale St.

Artisan Homes has applied for an amendment to the current Residential R1 zoning which permits single detached, semi-detached, duplex and converted dwellings to a Residential R6 Special Provision (R6-2( )) Zone to permit cluster housing in the form of single detached dwellings, with a special provision to permit a minimum lot frontage of 8.0 metres, maximum lot coverage of 40%, and maximum density of 22 units per hectare. A rendering of the property with proposed six homes included can be seen below:

Specifically, the Applicant is seeking to have the City permit a vacant land condominium with six single detached homes in the rear while maintaining the existing building. Below is the proposed site plan for the property. 

As stated in the notice of application: "Any change to the Zoning By-law must conform to the policies of the Official Plan, London’s long-range planning document. These lands are currently designated as Low Density Residential in the Official Plan, which permits low-rise, low density housing forms including detached, semi-detached, and duplex dwellings, as the main uses. The subject lands are in the Neighbourhoods Place Type in The London Plan, permitting a range of uses such as single detached, semi-detached, duplex, triplex, and townhouse dwellings, and small-scale community facilities."

What are the next steps?

Public input is important and encouraged. Please contact city planner, Larry Mottram with your thoughts by 18 May 2018, if possible. Please refer to the file number “39CD-18503 / Z-8886” when sending your comments. If you post comments in the feedback box below, please indicate if you consent to me sharing your comments with city staff.

There will be a public participation meeting at planning and environment committee at City Hall, the date of which is not yet known.

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Key Contacts

I'm interested to know what you think about the proposed amendment to the zoning by-law. Please provide your feedback in the box below, email me at jhelmer@london.ca or call me at 226-268-7536 (mobile).

Larry Mottram, Development Services, 519-661-2489 ext. 4866, lmottram@london.ca.

Members of the planning and environment committee: my colleagues on the committee are Stephen Turner (Chair), Tanya ParkAnna Hopkins and Maureen Cassidy.


Showing 6 reactions

  • Brian Kesteloot
    commented 2018-05-15 16:50:55 -0400
    This is a terrible idea this doesn’t fit in with the neighborhood it will create a wall around all surrounding homes blocking views to all the homes than are around it. This kind of development belongs in a newer subdivision not old east

    To big to close to each other and encroaching on others privacy
  • Steve Marshall
    commented 2018-05-14 15:48:07 -0400
    Just looking at the plans, renderings, and maps it would appear that the proposed buildings are 2 stories tall and have very short backyards. I think that the surrounding residences would feel crowded and overlooked. + I suspect anything built on this property would negatively impact the value of the surrounding homes but a better design would help offset that impact. + I would suggest something like a series of townhomes (1 block of 2 and 1 block of 4) so that the buildings would be shallower and the backyards deeper.
  • Mark Henshaw
    commented 2018-05-14 13:49:17 -0400
    Your actions promote open democracy. Thanks Jesse.
  • Jesse Helmer posted about 459 Hale St on Jesse Helmer's Facebook page 2018-05-14 13:42:20 -0400
    Six two-storey single detached homes are proposed for 459 Hale St. What do you think? #ldnont
  • @jesse_helmer tweeted this page. 2018-05-14 13:42:17 -0400
    Six two-storey single detached homes are proposed for 459 Hale St. What do you think? #ldnont http://councillor.helmer.ca/459_hale_st?recruiter_id=5608
  • Matt Gillian
    commented 2018-05-11 13:01:41 -0400
    I think this is a horrible idea and am in shock that this is even being considered

    If you can let me know when the public meeting on this will be, I would greatly appreciate it and Iam sure everyone else in the neighbourhood will aswell

    Thanks: Matt Gillian