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REPORT TO:Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: November 5, 2018 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Alain Pinard, Directorof Planning, 519-741-2200 x7319 <br />PREPARED BY:Tina Malone-Wright, Senior Planner,519-741-2200 x7765 <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:Ward 10 <br />DATE OF REPORT:October 16, 2018 <br />REPORT NO.: DSD-18-143 <br />SUBJECT:VISION STATEMENT FOR 152 SHANLEY STREET <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />THAT the Vision Statement for 152 Shanley Street, shown in Appendix ‘A’ to report CSD- <br />18-143, be adopted; <br />AND FURTHER THAT the Vision Statement be released as part of the tax sale <br />advertisement to provideguidanceand supportto the processing of future Planning Act <br />applications to facilitate the redevelopment of 152 Shanley Street. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In April and May of 2017, the City advertised the sale of 152 Shanley Streetthrough a formal tax <br />sale process. Unfortunately, the tax sale was unsuccessful as the City only received one tender <br />which did not meet the minimum tender amount as per legislative requirements. Feedback from <br />the development industry, after the failed tax sale, was that the acquisition of the site was too <br />risky ‘as is’.The site is contaminated and remediation is expected to be costly. The development <br />industry advised that it is not possible to recover remediation costs and make a profit under <br />current “planning rules” which limit the height of the building to 4storeys and only allow <br />residential uses. <br />The City is permitted to tender a second time within two years after the day of an unsuccessful <br />public sale (May 3, 2017). In order to make the property more appealing it was recommended <br />that the Planning Division hold a Neighbourhood Design Charrette to explore a redevelop vision <br />that enables a bigger building and additional land uses. If achieved, a visionstatement would be <br />developed to clarify expectationsand provide a certain level of assurance to the community and <br />the development industry as to what is desirable in the future. It was also recommended to write <br />off the interest portion of the taxes so that with a reduced minimum bid there would be a greater <br />potential that a second tax sale would be successful. <br />3 - 1 <br />