I am reviewing the approvals my employer has granted from the past five years and have come across a few mistakes we did.
Here they are
1) Tim Horton's - we rezoned a property to allow for a drive thru, met all of the requiremnts for the zone, right number of queing spaces and everything else matched the By-law, but is was a mistake. Cars line up down a side street onto the main road (15-20 deep). What a mess
2) Downtown grocery store. They oriented the store so that a 200 foot long blank wall faces the street, with the front of the store facing the parking lot. it looks ugly and cold. Once again it needed only a minor variance in setback and was approved.
What mistakes have you made in approving development that met the By-law, but you knew it would cause a problem?
I'll try to post some pictures in the worst case scenario section of the gallery.
EDIT - I've added the images.