Alcona subdivision phase gets Innisfil’s approval
By Chris Simon Innisfil Scope July 7 2010
The second phase of the Alcona Downs subdivision could receive an endorsement from the Town of Innisfil.
Town council will be asked to endorse the draft plan for the second phase of the Alcona Downs subdivision, during an upcoming meeting. If constructed as planned, the nearly 5.8 hectare subdivision phase would include 98 singledetached residential lots, four streets and an ‘open space’ block, among other features.
“We support the draft plan conditions, as negotiated between us and (town) staff,” said lawyer Marvin Geist, on behalf of Alcona Downs Development.
“There were a lot of jabs given on both sides, but we walked away shaking hands.”
The site would be located southeast of the Innisfil Beach Road and 20th Sideroad intersection. While the County of Simcoe has approval authority over all subdivisions within the town, staff have little reason to object.
The land is within the Alcona settlement area, and meets provincial growth standards, said planning, safety and community services director Kerry Columbus.
“This application is consistent with policies outlined in the provincial policy statement, which states that appropriate development standards that promote intensification, redevelopment and compact form should be promoted in settlement areas,” he said.
“Phase 2 lands are within a designated greenfield area. New development in greenfield areas must be planned … and designed in a matter that contributes to creating complete communities. Phase 2 has been designed to integrate with the adjacent existing and proposed communities. “This plan is consistent with Places to Grow legislation.”
During a meeting last month, council approved names for three streets in the proposed Alcona Downs Phase 1 subdivision. The streets will be called Dawson Crescent, Butler Street, and Dale Road, in honour of several local veterans.
The entire Alcona Downs subdivision is expected to be built in three phases. Once complete, it will include several hundred residential units. “The first phase hopefully will commence construction (this) month,” said Geist. “We look forward to providing the services the town needs.”