At the next RH Council meeting (Nov 20) Councillor Muench is putting forward a motion to convert large swaths of employment lands in Richmond Hill to mixed-use housing.
Read full motion here: https://pub-richmondhill.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=29200
If you do not agree with converting our employment lands then write an email to the Clerk and Council by end of day Tuesday Nov. 19th.
Below is a York Region 2017 Vacant Employment Land Inventory report approved by York Region Council on March 29, 2018.
Key comments from the report:
Vacant employment land supply remains healthy but needs to be protected
Provincial direction emphasizes the protection of employment lands
Maintaining a robust and diverse supply of vacant employment lands supports the economic vitality of the Region.
Below is also an article about mixed-use developments making housing affordability worse contrary to Councillor Muench’s motion stating that we need to convert employment lands to build affordable housing.
High population density and mixed-land use are considered quintessential tenets of good urban planning, but they have negative consequences