communication as of July 2022 with City of Markham
The applications to amend the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and for Site Plan approval for a 20 storey apartment building at the SW corner of Bur Oak and Markham Road, submitted by Aspen Ridge have not advanced for a Council decision as the City has been undertaking a Secondary Plan study for the area. Please note that Aspen Ridge does not have permission for the proposed development therefore, selling any units which are not permitted is at their own risk. City staff have advised that active applications within the Markham Road/ Mount Joy Secondary Plan area will only advance after the land use concept plan is endorsed by Development Services Committee (which is tentatively targeted for end of this year) and when/if the proposed development conforms to the endorsed land use concept plan. You should also be advised that recently, Aspen Ridge has requested that the previously proposed 20 storey building be increased to 30 storeys. As a result, Aspen Ridge will be required to make a comprehensive revised application submission to increase the height of the building. Staff will need to undertake a review of the revised materials as well as schedule a statutory Public Meeting for the revised proposal before bringing a report forward for a Council decision. A full building permit can only be applied for after the applications have been approved and all necessary agreements are in place with the City.