More Local Developers Heading to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)
Select Guelph local developers are claiming new rules don’t go far enough in allowing them to reach provincially-imposed housing targets. Asking the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) to overturn the city of Guelph’s new comprehensive zoning bylaw, which council approved last month.
Josh Kaufman, the GDHBA’s first vice-president said in a news release “The comprehensive zoning bylaw as enacted would create unforeseen roadblocks and difficulties for the development community that have not been addressed, which would ultimately result in less housing starts, less infill developments, and will have a direct impact on housing supply, affordability and attainability in Guelph.”
This trend of developers going to the OLT, that we’re now seeing more of, can be referenced to The Guelph Factor.
Also, the owner of 201 Elmira Rd S, Schembri Property Management has filed two appeals with the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) regarding its property which is to include four apartment buildings. They want to build higher and provide more housing units available.