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 on 10 Sept 2018, starting no earlier than 5 pm.

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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 [email protected] or call me at 226-268-7536 (mobile).

Larry Mottram, Development Services, 519-661-2489 ext. 4866, [email protected].

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

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