Last-minute deal will allow new development on Sixth Line in Oakville

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Published June 27, 2024 at 12:17 pm

Oakville Sixth Line OLT new building

A deal between the Town of Oakville and a local developer will see an eight-storey residential building in the River Oaks neighbourhood.

The deal came just before an Ontario Land Tribunal hearing initiated by the builder, Bara Group Inc., which was going to ask for a nine-storey building at 2163/2169 Sixth Line.

The settlement between the two parties saved the Town the cost of a five-day battle at the OLT, which almost always favours builders in these kinds of disputes.

The new plan calls for 237 residential units as well as a variety of commercial units on the ground floor, including the relocation of exiting medical offices.

The proposals would see 66 one-bedroom units, 164 two-bedroom units and seven three-bedroom units on the site, along with 273 parking spaces and 86 bike spots.

The phased construction plan would allow the medical offices currently on the site to remain until one new building is constructed. They could move to the new building prior to their existing building being demolished.

Local residents and both local councillors oppose the plan, saying the eight-storey building doesn’t fit in with the existing neighbourhood of mostly single family houses.

The plaza currently on the site has medical and dental offices, a pharmacy, Pizzaville, M&M Meat shop and several other small shops.

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