Zone changes

A zone change is a process that alters permitted land uses and regulations. Council will only consider zone change applications in line with our official plan.

Find current applications below.


On this page

  1. Public notification
  2. Application process
  3. View zone change applications on a map
  4. Current zone change applications

Public notification

The public has a right to comment on proposed zone changes. We publicize them by:

  • posting a large sign along the frontage of the lands
  • publishing notices in the Waterloo Chronicle
  • posting information on this webpage
  • hosting public meetings to discuss the proposed change
  • letters to properties within 120m of the proposed change

Application process

The new Zoning Bylaw passed in September 2018 applies to all land and buildings within the city, with the exception of two specific areas (PDF) which are subject to appeals.

Enter an address into our interactive map to find out what a property is zoned.

The zone change application form (PDF) and signage requirements (PDF) are also available.


View zone change applications on a map

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Current zone change applications

556-576 Conservation Dr. 215-229 Lexington Rd
80 King St. S. and 87 Regina St.
450 - 460 Weber St. N. 675 Conservation Dr. 2050 University Ave. E.
Beaver Creek Rd. & Conservation Dr. SOLER update
Roy Schmidt Rd. & Conservation Dr.
King & John St. 50 University Ave. E. 70 King St. N.
508 Beechwood Dr.
316 King St. N.
84, 86 Hickory St. W. & 284, 286 Albert St.
26, 28 Dorset St. & 7 Princess St.
319, 337, 343 Woolwich St.
164, 168 King St. S. & 8 George St.
928, 960, 980 Erb St. W. & 100 The Wilmot Line
50 Westmount Rd. N., 9 and 15 Dietz Ave. N., 192 - 218 Erb St. W.
229, 231, 235, 239 & 249 Albert St.
Official Plan Amendment 27 and Westhill District Plan Amendment
525-565 Conestogo Rd. W.
City Wide – Implementation of the City’s SOLER Initiative
145 Columbia St. W.

24-30 Union St. E.

314-316 Batavia Pl. and 295-297 Albert St.
290 -298 Hemlock St. 28 Westhill Dr.
310-316 Erb St. W.
435 King St. N. 
287-291 Woolwich St. 535 Quiet Pl.
Beaver Creek Rd. & Conservation Dr. OPA-35 70 King St. N. (2022) 81-85 Bridgeport Rd. E.
695 Rupert St. Amendments to the City's Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw
34 Hickory St. W.
Update to SOLER initiative 150-152 Albert St. 203 to 207 King St S and 10 to 16 John St W
6 Regina Street North and 24, 28 and 34 Erb Street East 109, 115 and 133 Bridgeport Road East and 30 Weber Street North  

 

510 Erbsville Rd.

File

Z-16-03

Applicant

IBI Group

Location

510 Erbsville

Ward

Southeast, Ward 5

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's zoning bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to Institutional (IN) and Green One (G1).

Purpose

A zone change application is being advanced to permit the existing buildings on the property to be used for spiritual uses, and to zone the natural heritage features on the property "green". No new buildings or building additions are contemplated on the subject lands at this time. In the future, the applicant intends to develop a larger spiritual use building on the subject lands.

Informal public meeting

May 9, 2016

Neighbourhood information meeting

March 8, 2018

Formal public meeting

June 26, 2017

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

556-576 Conservation Dr.

File

Z-16-14 and 30T-16402

Applicant

2115881 Ontario Limited Holding

Location

556, 560 and 576 Conservation Dr.

Ward

Northwest, Ward 2

Staff contact

Natalie Hardacre

Request

The applicant is proposing to rezone the lands from agriculture 'A' to Residential (R), Medium Density Three (MD3), Institutional (IN), Green One (G1) and Green Two (G2) with site specific provisions for the proposed R and MD3 zones to accommodate specific house, lot and/or building designs.

Purpose

In conjunction with a draft plan of subdivision application submitted to the Region of Waterloo, this application is being advanced to permit the creation of 478 residential units, including single detached dwellings and townhomes, a proposed new public elementary school, parks, a stormwater management block and protected open space.

Informal public meeting

Monday February 26, 2018

Formal public meeting

Pending

Supporting documents

Second submission, September 29, 2020

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Natalie Hardacre at 519-514-0255 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941

80 King St. S. and 87 Regina St.

File

Z-17-07

Applicant

2439672 Ontario Inc. Holding

Location

80 King St. S. and 87 Regina St. S.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by adding site specific provisions to the existing Commercial Eight-25 (C8-25) zone. The site specific provisions include:

  • to transfer density from 80 King St. S. to 87 Regina St. S.

  • to increase the height of 80 King St. S. from 14 metres to 16 metres

  • to increase the height of 87 Regina St. S. from 75 metres to 81 metres

  • to measure density in bedrooms per hectare

  • to reduce the front and public lane setbacks for 87 Regina St. S.

  • to reduce the front, rear and public lane setbacks for 80 King St. S.

  • to allow a bridge connection from 80 King St S to 87 Regina St. S. and from 87 Regina St. S. to 99 Regina St. S.

Purpose

The application is being advanced to permit the addition of two storeys to the existing building at 80 King St. S. and to develop a 25 storey residential building (with 217 m2 ground floor commercial uses) at 87 Regina St. S.

Informal public meeting

June 12, 2017

Formal public meeting

June 18, 2018

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

450 - 460 Weber St. N.

File

Z-17-08

Applicant

2439672 Ontario Inc. Holding

Location

450-460 Weber St. N.

Ward

Northeast, Ward 4

Staff contact

 

Request

The applicant is proposing to add a specific provision area policy to the existing business employment designation to permit ancillary commercial uses to exceed 15% of the gross floor area of any one building provided the combined ancillary uses do not exceed 15% of the overall gross floor area of all the buildings on the subject lands. Further, to permit said ancillary uses to be oriented either to the street or internal to the site.

The applicant is also proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by adding site specific provisions to the existing Industrial - 6 (I-6) zone. The site specific provisions include add the following new ancillary uses:

  • banks and financial services

  • catering establishment

  • child care centre

  • commercial recreation

  • commercial school

  • community uses, except public schools

  • medical clinics

  • restaurant and take-out restaurant

    • to restrict the ancillary uses to a maximum of 15% of the total building floor area of all buildings
    • to permit the ancillary uses on the ground floor only with orientation either to the street or internal to the site
    • to permit a maximum height of 40 metres on the southerly portion of the lands only (the remainder of the lands are currently permitted a maximum height of 27 metres)

Purpose

The application is being advanced to permit the addition of ancillary commercial uses to multiple proposed office (employment) buildings and to permit one of the office buildings to measure up to 40 metres in height.

Informal public meeting

June 12, 2017

Formal public meeting

Pending

Documents for this project have now been archived. Contact website@waterloo.ca to request a copy.

2050 University Ave. E.

File

Z-17-10

Applicant

Hospice of Waterloo Region

Location

2050 University Ave E

Ward

Northeast, Ward 4 

Staff contact

Natalie Stopar

Request

The purpose of this application is to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to a new Business Employment zone. This application is being advanced to allow for the redevelopment of the lands with a hospice, office, community uses, medical clinic, and program space for the Hospice of Waterloo Region.

Informal public meeting

June 19, 2017

Formal public meeting

October 23, 2017

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Natalie Stopar at 519-514-0224 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941

Beaver Creek Rd. and Conservation Dr.

File

Zoning Bylaw Amendment Z-17-14 (Northgate Lands)

Owner

Gabrielle Elizabeth Groff & 1017081 Ontario Limited Holding

Applicant

MHBC Planning

Location

S/W Corner of Beaver Creek Road and Conservation Drive

Ward

Northwest, Ward 2

Staff contact

Laura Dewar

Request

The applicant proposes to amend Zoning Bylaw no. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from ‘Zone Change Application’ (ZC) to: 

  • Residential One (R1) Zone – permits singles. This will apply to the condominium lands. Request the removal of ‘coach house’ from list of permitted uses.
  • Residential Five (R5) Zone – permits singles and semis. Request to add freehold townhouse building as a permitted use on specific lands. Specific regulations for minimum lot frontages and areas, front yard encroachments and garages widths. R5 lands to be setback minimum 20 metres from a sewage pumping station. 
  • Residential Eight (R8) Zone – proposing to limit uses to:
    • freehold townhouse building
    • townhouse building
    • stacked townhouse building
    • triplex building
    • Specific regulations for minimum lot frontages and areas, front yard encroachments and garages widths. R8 lands to be setback minimum 20 metres from a sewage pumping station. Outdoor amenity area setback from centerline of Conservation Drive and Beaver Creek Road.
  • Residential Nine (R9) Zone – permits:
    • apartments
    • townhouses
    • stacked townhouses
    • triplex building
    • long term care facility
    • assisted living facility
    • Request to remove the freeholding townhouse from list of permitted uses. R9 lands to be setback minimum 20 metres from a sewage pumping station. Request to include outdoor amenity area setback from centerline of Conservation Drive. Specific regulation to allow split zoning and boundary between two zones not be considered a lot line lines for purposes of establishing setbacks. 
  • Residential Mixed Use (RMU-20) Zone – for lands within the node, permitted uses include mixed-use buildings, apartments and stacked townhouses. Request to include an outdoor amenity area setback from centerline of Conservation Drive and Beaver Creek Road. Specific regulation to allow split zoning and boundary between two zones not be considered a lot line lines for purposes of establishing setbacks. 
  • Parks and Recreation (OS1) Zone – for the parks, walkways and the two pumping stations proposed.
  • Conservation (OS3) Zone – for the naturalfeatures within the subdivision, as well as the associated buffers and for the stormwater management facility.
  • Dual R8 and OS3 Zones – on Blocks 7 to 9, Stage 1 Northgate Lands (Temporary Stormwater Management Facility) - dual zoning is proposed to allow either the residential use should the facility be temporary in nature, or the stormwater management use should the facility need to become permanent.

The Zoning Bylaw amendment application is being advanced in conjunction with draft plan of subdivision application 30T-17401 and vacant land condominium application 30CDM-17409. 

This application was submitted and deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act, prior to the passing of Bylaw 2018-050 on September 10, 2018 being the new Zoning Bylaw for the City of Waterloo.

The subject lands are zoned Zone Change application (ZC) on schedule 'A' to Bylaw 2018-050, which carries forward the zoning provisions applied to the lands in Bylaw 1418, being Agriculture (A) Zone.

The agent has provided a comprehensive overview and justification of the requested zoning framework for the subject lands in the Planning Response Report, Section 4, pages 32-27. 

Purpose

The owner has submitted these applications to permit the creation of a new residential neighbourhood consisting of single detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwellings and potentially low rise apartments or stacked townhouses, a road network, parks and trails, stormwater management ponds and pumping stations, and protected environmental areas.

The full-build out of this subdivision would create between 621 and 975 new residential units.

These applications are being processed concurrently with zoning bylaw amendment application Z-17-15, draft plan of subdivision application 30T-17402 and vacant land condominium 30CDM-17410 for the adjacent lands at 675 Conservation Dr. (Erbsville Kartway Lands). On these adjacent lands, they are proposing to create in the range of 36 to 40 new residential units.

Collectively, upon full build out, the applications are proposing to create in the range of 657 to 1,015 new residential units.

Since the July 2017 submission, the ‘Northgate Lands’ subdivision has been modified to include the Environmental Lands (Core Natural Features) which were previously excluded from the limits of the plan of subdivision. This accounts for the significant change in land area of this subdivision (+18.33 ha). The Environmental Lands (to be zoned OS3) in the respective ‘Northgate Lands’ subdivision and the ‘Kartway Lands’ subdivision are proposed to be privately owned by separate condominium corporations. 

Background information

The City of Waterloo received a resubmission of Zoning By-law Amendment Application Z-17-14 (‘Northgate Lands’) and zoning bylaw amendment application Z-17-15 (‘Kartway Lands’) on July 22, 2020. These applications are being processed concurrently.  

The original submissions were received by the city in July 2017. Informal resubmissions were received in March 2018. The city compiled comments received from the circulation of these applications and provided these to the applicant in August 2019. 

In December 2017, these applications were appealed to the OLT on the basis that a decision was not made with 120 days. As these applications are the subject of active OLT, the review of these resubmissions and all comments issued to the applicant are without prejudice. 

Informal public meeting

November 27, 2017

Formal public meeting

Supporting documents

Second Submission, July 2020

Original submission, additional material, July 28, 2017

Original submission, July 8, 2017

Archaeological assessment

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Laura Dewar at 519-747-6108 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941

675 Conservation Dr.

File

Z-17-15

Applicant

1455136 Ontario Limited Holding

Location

675 Conservation Dr.

Ward

Northwest, Ward 2

Staff contact

Laura Dewar

Request

The applicant proposes to amend Zoning Bylaw no. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from ‘Zone Change Application’ (ZC) to: 

  • Residential One (R1) Zone– permits singles. This will apply to the condominium lands. Request the removal of ‘coach house’ from list of permitted uses.
  • Residential Five (R5) Zone– permits singles and semis. Request to add freehold townhouse building as a permitted use on specific lands. Specific regulations for minimum lot frontages and areas, front yard encroachments and garages widths. R5 lands to be setback minimum 20 metres from a sewage pumping station. 
  • Parks and Recreation (OS1) Zone– for the parks, walkways and the two pumping stations proposed.
  • Conservation (OS3) Zone- for the natural features within the subdivision, as well as the associated buffers and for the stormwater management facility.

The Zoning Bylaw amendment application is being advanced in conjunction with draft plan of subdivision application 30T-17402 and vacant land condominium application 30CDM-17410. 

This application was submitted and deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act, prior to the passing of Bylaw 2018-050 on September 10, 2018 being the new Zoning Bylaw for the City of Waterloo. The subject lands are zoned Zone Change application (ZC) on schedule 'A' to Bylaw 2018-050, which carries forward the zoning provisions applied to the lands in Bylaw 1418, being Agriculture (A) Zone.

The Agent has provided a comprehensive overview and justification of the requested zoning framework for the subject lands in the Planning Response Report, Section 4, pages 32-27. 

Purpose

The owner has submitted these applications to permit the creation of a new residential neighbourhood consisting of:

  • single detached dwellings
  • a road network
  • parks and trails
  • protected environmental areas

The full-build out of this subdivision would create between 36 and 40 new residential units.

These applications are being processed concurrently with zoning bylaw amendment application Z-17-14, draft plan of subdivision application 30T-17401 and vacant land condominium 30CDM-17409 for the adjacent lands at Beaver Creek Road and Conservation Drive.

On these adjacent lands, they are proposing to create:

  • in the range of 621 and 975 new residential units
  • upon full build out, the collective applications are proposing to create in the range of 657 to 1,015 new residential units

Informal public meeting

November 27, 2017

Formal public meeting

Date to be determined

Supporting documents

Second Submission, July 2020

Original submission, additional materials, July 28, 2017

Original submission, July 8, 2017

Archaeological assessment

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Laura Dewar at 519-747-6108 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

King and John St.

File

Z-17-17

Applicant

 

Location

209-217 King St. S., 11 John St. W. and 176-180 Caroline St. S.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

 

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's zoning bylaw no. 1108 by adding site specific provisions to the existing multiple residence -25 (MR-25) zone. The site specific provisions include an increase in density, the measurement of density in bedrooms per hectare, reduced setbacks for portions of the building, a reduced parking requirement and permission to include amenity area on top of a parking structure as contributing towards the minimum required landscape open space.

Purpose

The application is being advanced to permit two apartment buildings, 21 and 22 storeys in height with a total of 307 units.

Informal public meeting

October 2, 2017

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents

50 University Ave. E.

File

Z-17-18

Applicant

Vive Development Corporation

Location

50 University Ave. E.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no.1108 by rezoning the lands from universities (wlu)-25 (BI(wlu)-25) to Multiple Residence-25 (MR-25) with a site specific provision to permit a reduced parking requirement of 0.49 spaces per unit, whereas the Zoning Bylaw requires one parking space per unit. 

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the reconfiguration of the existing 52 unit (161 bedroom) apartment building into a 108 unit (108 bedroom) apartment building. No external changes are proposed to the existing building. The reconfiguration of the building will increase the unit count in the building by adding 56 additional units, but reduce the overall occupant density by removing 53 bedrooms. The applicant intends to maintain the existing 53 parking spaces that currently exist on the site.  

Informal public meeting

September 25, 2017

Formal public meeting

Date to be determined

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Roy Schmidt Rd. and Conservation Dr.

File

Z-17-20 and 30T-17403

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Paul Britton, 519-576-3650

Owner

Activa Holdings Inc.

Location

Northeast corner of Roy Schmidt Rd. and Conservation Dr.

Ward

Northwest Ward 2

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

This application proposes to amend the Zoning Bylaw no. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from Zone Change application (ZC) to Residential Five (R5), Residential Eight (R8), Residential Nine (R9), Residential Mixed-Use 20 (RMU-20), and Parks and Recreation (OS1), with site specific regulations proposed for each of the residential zones (details in the planning response report). The Zoning Bylaw amendment application is being advanced in conjunction with draft plan of subdivision application 30T-17403.

Purpose

In conjunction with a draft plan of subdivision application submitted to the Region of Waterloo, this application is being advanced to permit the creation of between 195 to 342 residential units, including single detached, semi-detached and  townhouse dwellings, and multiple / mixed-use dwellings. The applicant is also proposing to create a future development block, a park, trails, and a road network.

Informal public meeting

Monday November 27, 2017

Formal public meeting

Pending

Supporting documents

Second Submission (July 2020)


First submission, October 2017

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-514-0255 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

70 King St. N.

File

Z-18-02 and Official Plan amendment no. 21 (formerly OPA 18)

Applicant

MHBC Planning (Dave Aston, 519-576-3650) on behalf of HIP Developments

Owner

Canada Post Corporation

Location

70 King St. N.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Official Plan to permit a maximum height of 58.25 m within 30 metres of King Street, whereas the maximum height limit is 16 m. A consideration of approval may be height/density bonusing in accordance with the Official Plan. The applicant is also proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by adding site specific provisions to the existing Commercial Eight-25 (C8-25) zone. The site-specific provisions include: 

  • an increase to the maximum building height within 30 m of King Street, from 16 m (4 storeys) to 58.25 m (14 storeys),

  • an increase in density, from 250 dwelling units per hectare to 571 dwelling units per hectare,

  • an increase in the maximum floor area ratio, from 4.0 to 12.4, and

  • permission to use a combination of private indoor and roof-top decks as contributing towards the minimum required amenity area.  

Purpose

This application is being advanced to facilitate the construction a mixed-use building consisting of a 4 to 6 storey podium with 754 square metres of ground floor commercial space, 3250 square metres of office space, and 418 parking spaces (above and below ground). A 10 storey tower facing King Street and a 16 storey tower facing Regina St. are proposed atop of the podium, for total building heights of 14 storeys (58.25m) and 22 storeys (77.45m) respectively. The towers will contain one level of office and amenity space, and a total of 263 residential units (335 bedrooms) in the levels above.

Informal public meeting

March 5, 2018

Formal public meeting

The formal public meeting has been deferred and will not occur on June 25null, 2018. The targeted date is now September 10th. Notice of the revised formal public meeting will be provided in the Waterloo Chronicle, mailed to property owners within 120 metres of the subject lands, to those who signed the registry at the informal public meeting, and to those who have requested to be on the notification list for the applications.

Documents for this project have now been archived. Contact website@waterloo.ca to request a copy.

84, 86 Hickory St. W. and 284, 286 Albert St.

File

Z-18-05

Applicant

MHBC Planning

Owner

LEHOME Ltd.

Location

84, 86 Hickory St. W. and 284, 286 Albert St. 

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by rezoning the lands from (holding) Northdale Mixed-Use-6 ((H)NMU-6) to Northdale Mixed-Use-6 (NMU-6) with site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include an increased flankage yard setback, reduced ground floor height, utilization of density bonusing and removal of the holding symbol.

The applicant is proposing to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from Zone Change Application (ZC) to Residential Northdale-6 (RN-6) with site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include an increased flankage yard setback, reduced ground floor height, reduced landscape open space at grade, no loading space, utilization of density bonusing and removal of the holding symbol.

Note

This application was submitted and deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act, prior to the passing of Bylaw 2018-050 on September 10, 2018 being the new Zoning Bylaw for the City of Waterloo.  The subject lands are zoned Zone Change application (ZC) on schedule A to Bylaw 2018-050, which carries forward the zoning provisions applied to the lands in Bylaw 1108, being (Holding) Northdale Mixed Use-6 ((H)NMU-6). 

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of a 6 storey apartment building with 115 units (143 bedrooms) through the utilization of density bonusing. The development will consist of a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, with 41 parking spaces and 36 bike parking spaces.

Informal public meeting

Monday, April 9, 2018

Formal public meeting

Monday October 28, 2019

Supporting documents

Staff report IPPW2019-055

Second submission July 2019

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

508 Beechwood Dr.

File

Z-18-07

Applicant

Labreche Patterson & Associates Inc., Scott Patterson, 519-896-5955 

Owner

508 Beechwood Inc.

Location

508 Beechwood Dr.

Ward

Southwest, Ward 1 

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning By-law no. 1418 by adding site specific provisions to the existing Multiple Residence-12 (MR-12) zone to reduce setbacks, parking requirements, and open space and amenity requirements, permit an increase in the height and density, and establish new podium and tower regulations, and uses, to align with the city's Comprehensive Zoning By-law that is currently underway. All zoning regulations proposed to be amended are detailed in the planning justification report, which is available using the link below, or upon request, at the front counter of the city's Integrated Planning and Public Works Department, on the second floor of City Hall, during regular business hours. 

Purpose

The property currently contains a 7 storey apartment building containing 41 units (70 bedrooms), a surface parking area, an underground parking structure, and tennis courts. This applicant is proposing to demolish the parking structure and tennis courts, and construct a 12-storey apartment building containing 140 dwelling units (237 bedrooms). The existing 7 storey apartment building will remain. 

Supporting documents

Notice of proposed settlement, August 2020

Second submission, September 2018

First submission, March 2018

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

316 King St. N.

File

Z-18-09

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650

Owner

Milestone Developments Inc.

Location

316 King St. N.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city’s Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from Zone Change (ZC) to Residential Mixed-Use (RMU)-81 with site specific provisions.

The following site specific provisions have been requested by the applicant:

  1. Reduce building setbacks:
    • front yard – from 5.0 metres to 4.0 metres (to facilitate additional road widening on King St. N.)
    • side yard – from 3.0 metres to 1.0 metre (south lot line –for parking structure)
    • rear yard – from 5.0 metres to 1.4 metres for exit stairs
    • rear yard – from 5.0 metres to 2.0 metres for parking access ramp
    • rear yard – from 5.0 metres to 3.0 meters for parking structure
  2. Reduce the landscape open space requirement from 30% to 25%
  3. Reduce the residential parking rate from 111 spaces (0.9 metres per unit) to 93 spaces (0.756 spaces per unit)
  4. Increase the maximum horizontal tower dimension from 40 metres to 46.15 metres
  5. Reduce tower separation requirements:
  • rear lot line – from 11 metres to 8 metres
  • side lot line – from 6 metres to 4.8 metres (northern lot line)

Purpose

This application is being advanced to:

  • renovate the existing 10 storey residential building by converting the existing 25 units (mostly comprised of 5 bedroom units) to 42 units (52 bedrooms)
  • construct a 14 storey addition to the north façade of the existing 10 storey residential apartment building, the addition would contain 81 units (141 bedrooms)
  • add a 2 storey parking structure to the south and east façade of the existing 10 storey building

The overall development would contain a total of:

  • 123 units
  • 193 bedrooms
  • 106 parking spaces
  • 74 bicycle parking spaces (53 Type A and 21 Type B)

Informal Public meeting

Monday, May 28, 2018 (evening, 6:30pm)

Formal Public meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021

Supporting documents

Third submission, November 2020

Second submission, March 2020

First submission, April 2018

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

26, 28 Dorset St. and 7 Princess St.

File

Z-18-10

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650 ex. 729, thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

D & A Limited Partnership GP Inc.

Location

26, 28 Dorset St. & 7 Princess St. W.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Laura Dewar

Proposal

The applicant is proposing to:

  • consolidate the three adjacent properties known as 26 Dorset St., 28 Dorset St. and 7 Princess St. W.

  • demolish the existing structures at 28 Dorset St. and 7 Princess St. W.

  • retain the existing 5 storey mixed use building at 26 Dorset St., which will contain 168 square metres of ground floor office space and 11 residential units in storeys above

  • construct a new 11 storey mixed use addition (building) connected to the north facade of the existing 5 storey building, the new addition will contain 227 square metres of ground floor street facing commercial space and 59 residential units in storeys above

  • construct a parking deck, extending from the easterly façade of the building, parking is also provided underground

The overall development would contain a total of 70 units, 105 bedrooms, 396 square metres (4,262 square feet) of commercial/office floor area, and 51 parking spaces.

Request

To facilitate this development, an amendment to Zoning Bylaw 1108 is requested to:

Site specific performance standards

  • change the measure of density from units per hectare to bedrooms per hectare

  • introduce a maximum permitted density of 750 bedrooms/hectare, consistent with the maximum contemplated in the Official Plan

  • reduce the Princess Street "street line" setback (above and below grade) from 9.0 metres to 6.0 metres:

    • reduce the residential parking rate from 1 spaces/unit to 0.72 spaces/unit
    • reduce the commercial parking rate from 2.15 space/100 sq.m. to no commercial parking requirement
    • increase the maximum floor area ratio for 4.0 to 4.61
    • reduce the loading spaces dimension requirements

Road widening exemption

The applicant is also requesting that council waive the road widening requirement along Princess Street for the subject property, under section 5.4.7(5) of the Official Plan. Table 5-2 of the Official Plan identifies the ultimate road allowance for this section of Princess Street as 18 metres, whereas the current road allowance is approximately 12 metres wide (to be confirmed by an Ontario Land Surveyor). The road widening from the subject property would be approximately 3 metres. Council's decision in this matter may impact the current zoning amendments requested and may result in additional zoning amendments requested.

The lands will continue to be zoned Commercial Eight - 25 (C8-25).

Informal public meeting

Monday, May 28, 2018

Formal Public meeting

Pending

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Laura Dewar at 519-747-6108 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

319, 337, 343 Woolwich St.

File

Z-18-14 

Applicant

Patterson Planning Consultants Inc., Scott Patterson, scott@lpplan.com

Owner

John Perks & Stelica Avram

Location

319, 337 & 343 Woolwich St.

Ward

Southeast, Ward 5

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 by rezoning the land from ‘Zone Change Application’ (ZC) to:

  • Conservation (OS3) – open space lands
  • Residential Four (R4) – single detached lots
  • Residential Eight (R8) with site specific provisions – townhouses

The following site specific provisions have been requested by the Applicant to the R8 zone:

  • permit a minimum interior lot line setback of 5.4 metres to the lands zoned Conservation (OS3) along the westerly lot line, whereas the by-law requires 7.5 metres
  • permit a minimum rear yard setback of 1.8 metres to the lands zoned Conservation (OS3) along the southerly lot line, whereas the by-law requires 7.5 metres.
  • permit a minimum interior lot line setback of 2.0 metres to the lands zoned Residential Four (R4) along the easterly lot line, whereas the by-law requires 7.5 metres
  • permit a minimum interior lot line setback of 4.8 metres to 333 Woolwich Street, whereas the by-law requires 7.5 metres
  • permit a minimum interior lot line setback of 1.8 metres to the lands zoned Residential Four (R4) along the northerly lot line, whereas the by-law requires 7.5 metres
  • permit a minimum common element road or Private Road setback of 3.8 metres, whereas the by-law requires 6 metres
  • permit one townhouse building with seven (7) units whereas the by-law permits a maximum of six (6) units in a townhouse building.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of 8 single detached lots (formerly 10 lots) and 16 townhouse units (formerly 22 units).

Informal public meeting

September 24, 2018

Formal public meeting

Monday, April 19, 2021

Supporting documents

Fifth Submission, March 2021

Fourth Submission, December 2020

Third Submission, December 2019

Second Submission, March 2019

First Submission, July 2018

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

928, 960, 980 Erb St. W. and 100 The Wilmot Line

File

 Z-18-17 and Official Plan amendment no. 24

Applicant

Stantec Consulting Ltd., Greg Romanick, greg.romanick@stantec.com 

Owner

City of Waterloo, Economic Development

Location

928, 960, 980 Erb St. W. and 100 The Wilmot Line

Ward

Northeast, Ward 2

Staff contact

Natalie Hardacre

Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to the city's Zoning Bylaw to rezone the lands from Zone Change application (ZC) to Business Employment One (E1-27), Business Employment One (E1-27) with site specific provisions, Convenience Commercial (C3) with site specific provisions, and Parks and Recreation (OS1).  

Note

This application was submitted and deemed complete in accordance with the Planning Act, prior to the passing of By-law 2018-050 on September 10, 2018 being the new Zoning By-law for the City of Waterloo. The subject lands are zoned Zone Change application (ZC) on schedule 'A' to Bylaw 2018-050, which carries forward the zoning provisions applied to the lands in Bylaw 1418.

The applicant is also requesting an amendment to the city's Official Plan to re-designate a portion of the lands from Business Employment to Convenience Commercial and to apply site specific policies.

The applicant has also submitted an application to the Region of Waterloo for a Draft Plan of Subdivision. 

Purpose 

The purpose of the requested applications is to permit the development of a subdivision for employment and commercial land uses, a park, and new streets including the extension of Platinum Drive.

Informal public meeting

Monday, January 14, 2019

Formal public meeting

Monday, February 24, 2020

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Natalie Hardacre at 519-514-0255 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

164, 168 King St. S. & 8 George St.

File

Z-21-06

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650 or thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Location

164, 168 King St. S. & 8 George St.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city’s Zoning Bylaw by removing the 'H' Holding provision from the subject lands. The lands will be zoned 'Uptown Mixed-use-30' (U2-30) with site specific provisions at 164, 168 King Street South and 'Uptown Mixed-use-10' (U2-10) at 8 George Street.

To remove the 'H' Holding symbol, the following conditions have to be met:

  • the applicant has to submit a scoped Hydrogeological Study the satisfaction of the City of Waterloo and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Purpose

The purpose of the requested holding removal is to permit the construction of a new 8 storey mixed-use building containing 581 sq.m. of commercial space located on the ground floor and 2nd floor and 34 dwelling unit (44 bedrooms) located in the storeys above.

Formal public meeting 

June 28, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Staff report - IPPW2021-048

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-394

229, 231, 235, 239 & 249 Albert St.

File

 Z-19-02

Applicant

GSP Group

Owner

239 Albert Inc.

Location

229, 231, 235, 239 & 249 Albert St.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Dominik Simpson

Purpose

The applicant is proposing to amend city Zoning Bylaw No. 1108 and No. 2018-050 to remove the ‘H’ holding symbol from the subject lands, to permit the development of a 12 storey residential apartment building with 193 one bedroom units (193 beds).

The proposed development will include 74 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor, and contain a total of 52 vehicular parking spaces and 50 bicycle parking spaces.

To remove the "H" holding symbol, the following conditions have to be met:

  • verification of sufficient servicing capacity (water, sanitary and storm water) to fully service the lands

  • verification of sufficient transportation capacity and transportation infrastructure within the surrounding road network affected by the development and use of the lands

  • verification through site plan control approval that the development will conform to

    • the City of Waterloo's Official Plan

    • the Region of Waterloo's Official Plan

    • the City of Waterloo's Urban Design Manual, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines

Formal public meeting

Monday April 29, 2019

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Dominik Simpson at 519-747-8583 or dominik.simpson@waterloo.ca, or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

50 Westmount Rd. N., 9 and 15 Dietz Ave. N., 192 - 218 Erb St. W. 

File

 Z-19-03 and OPA 26

Applicant

MHBC Planning, David Aston & Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650

Owner

Killam Apartment REIT

Location

50 Westmount Rd. N., 9 and 15 Dietz Ave. N., 192-218 Erb St. W.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to Zoning Bylaw 2018-050, specifically to rezone the lands from mixed-use community commercial (C1-81), mixed-use community commercial (C1-40), and residential mixed-use (RMU-40) to mixed-use community commercial (C1-81) with site specific provisions. Note: Zoning By-law 2018-050 is currently under appeal to the OLT. As a result, Zoning By-law 1108 is still in effect. The lands are zoned commercial five (C5-25), multiple residential (MR-12) and multiple residential (MR-6) in Zoning By-law 1108. The applicant is also requesting an amendment to the city’s Official Plan to redesignate a portion of the lands from mixed-use medium high density residential to mixed-use community commercial, with specific provision area policies.

Proposal

The purpose of the requested amendments is to permit a multi-phased, mixed-use development to consist of an 11 storey building with a four storey podium, a mixed-use podium with two towers (11 storeys and 19 storeys), a second mixed-use tower with two towers (23 storeys and 25 storeys), a 22 storey missed-use building, a five storey mixed-use building, and the creation of an internal private street. The existing five storey office building, Sunlife and commercial plaza, Westmount Plaza is proposed to be maintained.

Informal public meeting

Monday May 27, 2019

Neighbourhood Open House

Thursday June 27, 2019. View the open house presentation boards from meeting.

Formal public meeting

The formal public meeting previously scheduled for November 2, 2020 is deferred to a later date. Details will be posted here when available.

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Fourth submission, October 2020

Third submission, September 2020

Second submission, December 2019

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Official Plan Amendment 27 and Westhill District Plan Amendment

File

Official Plan Amendment 27 (OPA 27) and Westhill District Plan Amendment

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Paul Britton and Dave Aston, 519-576-3650

Study area location

Southwest corner of Ira Needles Boulevard and Erb Street West, north of The Boardwalk/Thorndale Drive roundabout.

Study area size

16.06 hectares (40 acres)

Ward

Southwest, Ward 1

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend:

  1. The city’s Official Plan by delineating a new public collector road on Schedule E, Road Classification System, and amending or adding corresponding policies for servicing infrastructure, if and where applicable.

  2. The Westhill District Plan by illustrating a new collector road on Map 1 of the Westhill District Plan, and amending or adding corresponding policies for servicing infrastructure, if and where applicable.

Purpose

MHBC Planning, on behalf of a group of private landowners in the Westhill District (noted above), has undertaken a study to delineate a new public collector road that will extend from The Boardwalk/Thorndale Drive roundabout to Erb Street West. The study area will be reviewed with consideration given to existing conditions, environmental constraints, servicing networks and transportation needs. A preferred road alignment will be determined along with a master servicing strategy within the study area. The preferred road alignment and servicing network are proposed to be implemented through amendments to the Official Plan and District Plan, as described above.

It is anticipated that property-specific planning applications (plan(s) of subdivision and zoning by-law amendment(s)) will be advanced by individual land owners at a later time to physically create the road and address future development in this area.

Informal public meeting

October 28, 2019

Formal public meeting  

Date to be determined.

Supporting documents

Second submission

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

525-565 Conestogo Rd. W.

File

Zoning bylaw amendment Z-21-03

Applicant

Kristen Barisdale, GSP Group

Owner

Northfield Properties LP & Northfield Properties (GP) Inc.

Location

525 & 565 Conestogo Rd. W.

Ward

Northeast, Ward 4

Staff contact

Laura Dewar, 519-747-6108

Request

The applicant is requesting approval to subdivide the lands to create 8 new blocks for development and a private internal road network through Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-21401. The Official Plan Amendment proposes to re-designate the lands from industrial (Deferred Status) and business employment to mixed use high density residential, business employment, and open space with special land use and built form provisions. The Zoning Bylaw Amendment proposes to rezone the lands from Future Determination (FD) to Residential Mixed Use (RMU), Business Employment Two (E2) and Parks and Recreation (OS1) with site specific regulations related to land uses and their location, building height and density, parking and access.

Purpose

The applicant proposes to redevelop the blocks in phases, with implementation guided by a Master Plan. Tall buildings containing a mix of residential, commercial and employment uses are contemplated north of the hydro corridor, with low to mid-rise buildings containing employment and ancillary uses contemplated to the south.

Informal public meeting

June 28, 2021 – notice of complete application and informal public meeting

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents

If you require additional information please contact Laura Dewar at 519-747-6108 or laura.dewar@waterloo.ca, or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

City Wide – Implementation of the City’s SOLER Initiative

File

Z-20-01

Applicant

Director of Economic Development, City of Waterloo (Justin McFadden)

Owner

N/A

Location

City Wide – Implementation of the City’s SOLER Initiative

Ward

City Wide

Staff contact

Joel Cotter

Request

Zoning By-law Amendment Z-20-01 proposes temporary zoning permissions pursuant to Section 39 of the Planning Act, more specifically:

  1. To allow off-street parking areas, loading spaces, and other spaces on private and public property to be temporarily used for commercial and cultural purposes.
  2. To temporarily allow outdoor display areas in any yard, notwithstanding Section 3.P.1.4 of Bylaw 2018-050.
  3. To allow patios and outdoor display areas to temporarily obstruct and/or eliminate a parking space and/or loading space, notwithstanding Section 3.P.2.3 of Bylaw 2018-050.
  4. To make available temporary site specific exemptions to Section 3.P.2.2 of Bylaw 2018-050, to allow temporary patios in yards abutting a Low Rise Residential Area.

Temporary uses will be subject to the individual, business or artisan obtaining a licence from the City of Waterloo, and compliance with all conditions applied to the licence.

Purpose

Waterloo City Council approved report CAO2020-008 on June 11, 2020, creating the city’s SOLER (Support Our Local Economic Recovery) Initiative in response to Stage 2 of the Province’s Reopening Plan related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SOLER is a free, short-term and flexible initiative that enables a wide range of temporary commercial uses that would not otherwise be permitted in the Zoning Bylaw, as well as temporary signage opportunities on municipal lands to market and promote local businesses and artisans. Recommendation 4 of CAO2020-008 authorized the City’s Director of Economic Development to submit an application to amend the City’s Zoning Bylaw in support of the SOLER Initiative, resulting in this application Z-20-01.  

Informal public meeting

Waived pursuant to Policy 12.4.4.(4) in the City’s Official Plan.

Formal public meeting

July 13, 2020

Supporting documents

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact Jenny Smith at 519-747-8753 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

28 Westhill Dr.

File

OPA No. 31, Z-20-02 and 30T-20401

Applicant

West Heaven Limited

Location

28 Westhill Dr. and Block 105 Plan 58M-415

Ward

Southwest, Ward 1

Staff contact

John Vos

Request

Rezone the property from Future Determination (FD) to:

  • Residential Four (R4)
  • Residential Nine (R9) with site specific regulations
  • Conservation (OS3)
  • Increase the apartment building height to a maximum of 13 metres (currently 12 metres), though still limited to 4 storeys. 

Purpose

The new draft plan of subdivision will include the completion of Westhaven Street, connecting the north and south sections with a total of 19 single detached dwellings fronting onto the street. The plan also proposes a multi-unit residential block fronting Westhill Drive which is planned to be an apartment building with 87 units (117 bedrooms). A portion of the lands will be added to the existing storm water management pond (east of Westhaven Street) and a new walkway will provide a pedestrian connection to Westhill Drive.

Informal public meeting

October 5 2020

Formal public meeting

May 31, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Second submission

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact Jenny Smith at 519-747-8753 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

145 Columbia St. W.

File

Z-20-03

Applicant

Zelinka Priamo Ltd.

Location

145 Columbia St. W.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Joel Cotter

Request

Amend the existing site-specific zoning applied to 145 Columbia St. W. that currently permits two residential towers with heights of 15 storeys (47 metres) and 20 storeys (61.5 metres). The applicant is proposing to increase the permitted tower heights to 20 storeys (61.5 metres) and 23 storeys (70 metres) respectively. Site-specific zoning amendments to parking and other performance regulations to implement the proposed development are also contemplated.

Informal public meeting

November 2, 2020

Formal public meeting

February 8, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact Jenny Smith at 519-747-8753 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

314-316 Batavia Pl. and 295 - 297 Albert St.

File

Z-20-05

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650 or thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

2744375 Ontario Ltd.

Location

314-316 Batavia Pl. and 295 - 297 Albert St.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request:

The applicant is proposing to amend the city’s Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from (Holding) Residential Northdale-6 ((H)RN-6) to Residential Northdale-6 (RN-6) with site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include:

  • to permit portions of the STRUCTURED PARKING along Batavia Place to not be located behind building floor area, whereas the By-law requires that STRUCTURED PARKING be located behind building floor area
  • to permit a maximum street line setback of 8.8 metres along Batavia Place for portions of the building, whereas the maximum street line setback is 6 metres  
  • to permit portions of the ground floor, as viewed from Albert St, to be less than the minimum 4.5 metre height required for the first storey. The amendment would be applicable to portions of the ground floor that are located behind the lobby and the convertible unit, which front onto Albert St.
  • to permit 5 visitor parking spaces whereas the By-law requires 6 visitor parking spaces.
  • to permit a canopy encroachment of 1.6 metres into the minimum Batavia Place streetline setback, whereas encroachments are limited to 1.0 metre
  • to utilize density bonusing to increase the number of permitted bedrooms from 80 (250 beds/ha) to 110 (344 beds/ha) through a Section 37 bonusing agreement
  • to lift the Holding provision from the subject site 

The following conditions have to be met subject to the lifting of the Holding provision:

  1. Verification of sufficient servicing capacity (water, sanitary and storm water) to fully service the lands.
  2. Verification of sufficient transportation capacity and transportation infrastructure within the surrounding road network affected by the development and/or use of the lands.
  3. Where increases in building density are proposed pursuant to Section 37 of the Planning Act, the completion and registration of an agreement pursuant to Subsections 37.3 and 37.4 of the Planning Act between the owner of the lands and the Corporation of the City of Waterloo.
  4. Verification through site plan control approval that the development will conform to:
  • The City’s Official Plan
  • The Region’s Official Plan
  • The City’s Urban Design Manual
  • The Northdale Urban Design Guidelines

Purpose:

This application is being advanced to permit the development of a 6 storey apartment building with 100 units (110 bedrooms), through the utilization of density bonusing. The development would also contain 27 vehicular parking spaces, 28 bike parking spaces and 340 m² of amenity area.

Informal public meeting:

January 18, 2021

Formal public meeting:

May 30, 2022

Supporting documents (PDF)

Second submission supporting documents: (PDF)

First submission supporting documents: (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

24-30 Union St. E.

File

Z-21-02

Applicant

24 Union GP Inc.

Location

24-30 Union St. E.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

John Vos

Request and purpose:

The applicant is proposing to construct a 6 storey building containing 46 residential units. To support the proposed development, the applicant is requesting a parking rate of 0.85 spaces per unit (40 spaces total), a ground floor height of 4 metres, and a front yard setback of 2.75 metres for a portion of the frontage.

Informal public meeting:

February 8, 2021

Formal public meeting:
June 14, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Staff report - IPPW2021-035

Second submission

First submission

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact Jenny Smith at 519-747-8753 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

 364 Woolwich St.

File

Z-20-06

Applicant

Sunvest Homes Corp.

Location

364 Woolwich St.

Ward

Southeast, Ward 5

Staff contact

John Vos

Request and purpose:

The applicant has submitted an application to remove a holding (H) symbol from the property zoning. This is a technical application, requiring that certain matters be resolved before development can proceed. Approval of the holding removal application will allow the property to be developed with three single detached dwellings as permitted in the current zoning.

Informal public meeting:

February 22, 2021

Formal public meeting:

April 19, 2021

Council consideration:

May 31, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

310-316 Erb St. W.

File

Z-21-08

Applicant

JV Planning & Development Consulting, Jennifer Voss, 226-339-3304

Owner

VanLegend Erb LP

Location

310, 312, 314, and 316 Erb St. W.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from Residential Mixed-Use – 20 (RMU-20) to Residential Mixed-Use - 20 (RMU-20) with site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include:

  • reduce the required parking from 113 parking spaces (1.2 spaces/unit) to 84 parking spaces (0.9 spaces/unit)
  • reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 7.5 metres to 1.56 metres measured from the exposed wall of the underground parking garage
  • reduce the minimum Low Rise Residential Lot Line setback from 10 metres on the east side to 3 metres and 1.56 metres on the north side of the exposed wall of the underground parking garage resulting in the proposed apartment building being 14.71 metres from the rear lot line
  • reduce the minimum northerly Low Rise Residential Landscape Buffer from an average width of 3.0 metres to an average width of 1.713 metres
  • reduce the minimum westerly side yard setback from 3 metres to 1.6 metres to accommodate a retaining wall along a portion of the westerly lot line
  • reduce the minimum Landscaped Open Space required from 30% to 25.2% (698.71 m².) with the incorporation of 24.8 sq. m. (0.9%) green roof for a combined 26.1% Landscape Open Space to accommodate a regional road widening
  • reduce the height of the first storey from 4.5 metres to 2.3 metres to accommodate the interior floor to ceiling height of the second floor amenity room

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of a six (6) storey apartment building with 93 units and 108 bedrooms (391 beds/ha). The development will consist of a mix of:

  • 78 x one bedroom units
  • 15 x two bedrooms units
  • 564.91 m² of Amenity Area (ground floor amenity, balconies and patios)
  • 84 vehicular parking spaces
  • 58 bike parking spaces (46 underground and 12 surface)

Informal public meeting:

Monday, September 13 2021

Formal public meeting:

Monday, May 9 2022

Supporting documents (PDFs)

Third submission

Second Submission (December 2021)

First submission (July 2021)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

290-298 Hemlock St. 

File

Z-21-09

Applicant

Prica Global Enterprises Inc., Alicia Monteith or 226-898-3089

Owner

298 Hemlock Inc.

Location

290, 292, 294, 296, 298 Hemlock St.

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city’s zoning bylaw by removing the “H” Holding provision from the subject lands. The lands will be zoned from “(Holding) Residential Northdale Six” ((H)RN-6) to “Residential Northdale Six (RN-6).

To lift the Holding provision from the subject site. The following applicable criteria have to be met prior to the lifting of the Holding provision:

  1. Verification of sufficient servicing capacity (water, sanitary and storm water) to fully service the lands.
  2. Verification of sufficient transportation capacity and transportation infrastructure within the surrounding road network affected by the development and/or use of the lands.
  3. Verification through Site Plan Control endorsement that the development will conform to:
    1. The city’s Official Plan
    2. The region’s Official Plan
    3. The city’s Urban Design Manual in effect, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines

Holding provision criteria related to the Record of Site Condition, Density Bonusing Agreement, Block Plan and Provincial D-6 Guidelines are not applicable to the subject lands. 

Purpose

The purpose of the requested holding removal is to permit the construction of a new 6 storey residential building containing 92 residential dwelling units (one bedroom units), 281 sq. m. (3030 sq. ft.) of amenity area and 24 parking units.

Formal Public Meeting

Monday November 15, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

287-291 Woolwich St.

File

Z-21-10 and 30T-21402

Applicant

Francesco Fiorani (Brutto Planning Consultant Ltd.)

Owner

Johnny Xu

Location

287-291 Woolwich St

Ward

Southeast, Ward 5

Staff contact

John Vas

Request

Rezone the property from Future Determination (FD) to:

  • Residential Four (R4)
  • Residential Nine (R8) with site specific regulations

Purpose

The proposed development will include a single detached dwelling, 28 townhouse units, and the extension of Pelham Street.

Informal public meeting

October 4, 2021

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents (PDFs)

If you require documents in an alternative format, please contact John Vos at 519-747-8527 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

535 Quiet Pl.

File

Z-21-12

Applicant

Hickory Terraces Ltd., Danny Carreiro, 519-746-6417 x 220

Owner

Hickory Terraces Ltd. c/o Al Way

Location

535 Quiet Pl.

Ward

Lakeshore, Ward 3

Staff contact

Max Kerrigan

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city’s Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 to:

remove a Holding (H) prefix, and permit site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include:

  • reduce the building setback to the railway corridor from 15 m to 1.5 m for an exposed parking structure, residential components comply with 15 metre setback
  • minor reduction to the parking requirement
  • relief from the definition of landscaped open space to include landscaped open space and amenity areas upon the parking deck
  • allow 1 parking space in the front yard near the main entry for couriers/parcel delivery, food delivery, pick-up/drop-off, etc.
  • increase the permitted height of the parapet to meet Ministry of Labour specifications.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of 3, 12 storey residential towers on a shared 4 storey podium. The proposal consists of 423 units and 735 bedrooms with 424 vehicular parking spaces, and 254 bike parking spaces.

  • 111 x one bedroom units
  • 312 x two bedrooms units
  • 424 vehicular parking spaces
  • 254 bike parking spaces

Informal Public Meeting

Tuesday, November 2 2021

Formal Public Meeting

Monday, February 14 2022

Supporting documents:

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Max Kerrigan at 519-747-8522 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

70 King St. N. (2022)

 

File

Z-22-02

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins 

Location

70 King St. N.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request                                 

In 2018, City Council approved Official Plan Amendment 21 and Zoning By-law Amendment Z-18-02 which applied to the subject lands.  The Applicant has now revised the development concept and is proposing to further amend Zoning By-law 2018-050 by:

Add new site-specific provisions to:

  • increase the density from 750 bedrooms per hectare to 855 bedrooms per hectare
  • reduce the non-residential parking rate from 1.5 spaces per 100 square metres of Building Floor Area to 0.6 spaces per 100 square metres of Building Floor Area, and reduce the visitor parking rate from 0.1 spaces per unit to 0.045 spaces per unit
  • reduce the tower stepback along the Regina Street façade to 2 metres, whereas a minimum of 3 metres is required
  • recognize the existing interior lot line tower separation of 7.5 metres
  • increase the building height to 84.5 metres and 25 storeys, whereas the maximum building height of 81 metres and 25 storeys is permitted

Remove the Holding “H” provision from the subject lands, which requires the Applicant to:

  • provide written evidence that a record of site condition has been accepted by the Province of Ontario
  • demonstrate that the proposed development complies with applicable noise guidelines
  • provide a hydrogeological study update
  • provide a loading study to determine the loading and unloading requirements for visitors to the development on the Lands, and options to accommodate the required loading and unloading space(s)
  • execute an agreement pursuant to Section 37 of the Act for Zoning By-law Amendment Z-18-02
  • provide a parking study to determine the appropriate allocation of the parking spaces provided on the Lands that exceed the minimum requirements of the Uptown Commercial Core (U1) zone

Note, due to changes made to the development concept, some of the above-noted holding provisions are no longer applicable to the subject lands.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to facilitate the development of a 25 storey (84.5 metre) mixed-use building containing an 1,815 square metre learning centre for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programming, 243 residential units (366 bedrooms) to be located within the tower that is to be oriented to Regina Street, a private and public rooftop amenity area (atop of the podium), and 168 parking spaces. 

Informal Public meeting

February 28, 2022

Formal Public meeting

June 27, 2022

Supporting documents - PDFs

Third submission (May 2022) - PDFs

Second submission (April 2022) - PDFs

First submission (January 2022) - PDFs

 If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

435 King St. N.

File

Z-22-03

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Trevor Hawkins, 519-576-3650, thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

2439675 Ontario Inc.

Location

435 King St. N.

Ward

Northeast, Ward 4

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The Applicant is requesting an Amendment to the City’s Zoning By-law 2018-050 to add site specific provisions that will:

  • permit residential uses on the lands zoned C5-81
  • establish performance standards for mixed-use buildings on the lands zoned C5-81 (the proposed performance standards are the same as those that apply to the C1-81 zone)
  • implement new comprehensive parking rates: 
    • residential:  0.9 spaces per dwelling unit, whereas the C1 zone requires a minimum of 1.0 space per dwelling unit
    • visitor:  0.1 spaces per dwelling unit, as required by the C1 zone
    • for non-residential space propose  2.7 spaces per 100 square metres of building floor area (BFA), whereas the C1 zone requires 3.2 spaces per 100 square metres of BFA and the C5 zone requires 3.25 spaces per 100 square metres of BFA

Purpose

This application is for the development of a new multi-building mixed-use residential and commercial development consisting of four 25 storey towers situated atop a shared podium. The podium proposes to contain commercial and office uses, convertible (live-work) units and residential units.  Parking is to be located within two underground levels, with limited surface parking.  In total, 1,088 units (1,964 beds) are proposed, with 5,587 square metres of non-residential floor area (not including the convertible units), 1,240 parking spaces, and 692 bicycle parking spaces.

Informal Public meeting

March 7 2022

Formal Public meeting

To be determined

Supporting Documents (PDFs)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Housekeeping Amendments to the City’s Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw
File OPA 34 and Z-22-01

Applicant

City of Waterloo Planning Division

Location

City-wide

Staff contact

Dominik Simpson and Tristin Deveau

Purpose

The City of Waterloo’s Planning Division is advancing housekeeping amendments to the both the 2012 Official Plan and Zoning By-law 2018-050. The objective of the amendments is to clarify, update, and/or add provisions that respond to strategic initiatives, minor issues, and/or new planning legislation.

NOTE: this is not the Official Plan Review. For information about that project, visit Engage Waterloo.

Proposed amendments include:

Official Plan

  • Allowing more flexibility within the Business Employment Designation in response to industry needs.
  • Allowing more flexibility for ancillary uses in the Residential, Commercial and Employment land use designations.
  • Expand and clarify permissions around additional residential units pursuant to Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.
  • Clarifying the definition and spelling of VisitAble Housing.
  • Establishing criteria for development applications proposing to increase height and density of residential uses in Commercial designations.
  • Clarifying the parking provisions in the Two Zone Policy Areas (Floodplain)
  • Corrections to Specific Provision Area 3 (SPA 3), Erbsville South Block Plan.
  • Clarifying height permissions in Specific Provision Area 62 (SPA 62), Beaver Creek Meadows District Plan Area.
  • Delegation of minor planning decisions to the Director of Planning, pursuant to Bill 13, Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021.
  • Adding and clarifying private schools as part of Community Uses.
  • Clarifying submission requirements for deeming an application complete for Site Plan Control, pursuant to Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022
  • Add Specific Provision Area 76 (475 and 485 King Street North) to transfer permitted residential density from municipally acquired lands to retained lands.

Zoning By-law 2018-050

  • Adding Triplex Buildings as a permitted use in the RMU-20 zone.
  • Increasing flexibility for Business Employment lands.
  • Additions and amendments to Section 3 Definitions to increase clarity, correct errors, and better align with Official Plan policy.
  • Additions and amendments to Section 4 Interpretations pertaining to freehold townhouse developments; widths of driveways, private roads, and common element roads; and open space and environmentally sensitive landscape zone boundaries.
  • Reducing the required minimum height of the First Storey from 4.5m to 4.0m in various zones.
  • Amending Section 3.R.1 – RAILWAYS to permit development of Accessory Buildings and Structures and additions to existing Buildings in proximity to railway right-of-ways.
  • General and housekeeping amendments to correct errors, improve clarity, and to address issues that have been identified by Planning staff.
  • Amendments to Section 6 Parking, Driveways, Loading to clarify: maximum driveways widths to/from a Regional road; when minimum driveway width regulations should be applied; accessible parking requirements to align with AODA; and electric vehicle parking requirements for visitor spaces.
  • Site Specific Exception C53 on 700-706, 720 & 726 New Hampshire Street, 858-888 Atlantic Boulevard to correct errors and add relevant addresses.
  • Site Specific Exception C117 on 580 Weber Street North to correct text errors.
  • Site Specific Exception C191 on 443 & 446 Wismer Street to clarify the extent of a 100 metre buffer from an emission source.
  • NEW Site Specific Exception C250 on 40 Albert Street to maintain the approved zoning relief from Committee of Adjustment Decision A-55/18.
  • Zone Change for 333 Westpark Crescent (Lot 76 on Plan 58M-483) to rezone the lands from ‘Parks & Recreation (OS1)’ to ‘Residential Four (R4)’.

Informal Public Meeting

March 7, 2022

Formal Public Meeting

June 27, 2022

Supporting Documents (PDF)

If you require additional information please contact Dominik Simpson at 519-747-8583 or dominik.simpson@waterloo.ca, or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Beaver Creek Rd. and Conservation Dr. OPA-35

 

File

Official Plan Amendment No. 35

Other Associated Files

Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-17401, Zone Change Application Z-17-14

Applicant

Trevor Hawkins, MHBC

Owner

Gabriella Groff

Location

No Assigned Municipal Address – Portions of the Parcel Located at the SW Corner of Conservation Drive & Beaver Creek Road (PDF)

Ward

Northwest, Ward 2

Staff contact

Laura Dewar 

Request

This Official Plan Amendment applies to the following blocks of land within Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-17401, being an application involving a large parcel of land located at the southwest corner of Conservation Drive and Beaver Creek Road:

  • Stage 1, Blocks 9 & 10
  • Stage 2, Block 2
  • Stage 3, Blocks 20 & 21

Purpose

These blocks of land are proposed to be rezoned through Zone Change Application Z-17-14 to permit a range of mid-rise residential buildings, including terrace dwellings (examples: stacked townhouse buildings, maisonette buildings). The Beaver Creek Meadows District Plan, a land use document guiding development in this part of Waterloo, allows terrace dwellings to be built up to 4 storeys in height.  However, within Low Density Residential areas such as this, the City’s Official Plan only allows terrace dwellings to be built up to 10 metres in height. As the construction of a 4 storey building typically requires a minimum height of 12 metres, the Applicant is requesting to increase the maximum permitted height for terrace dwellings from 10 metres to 12 metres, to align the policies of the Official Plan with those of the District Plan.

Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-17401 and Zone change Application Z-17-14 have been appealed to the Ontario Land Tribunal.  View information on these applications

Informal public meeting

March 21, 2022 - View the Notice of informal public meeting and complete application (PDF)

Formal public meeting

May 30 2022 (evening)

Supporting documents (PDFs)

 

If you require additional information please contact Larua Dewar at 519-747-6108 or laura.dewar@waterloo.ca, or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

695 Rupert St.

File

Z-22-04

Applicant

Dave Aston, MHBC Planning

Owner

Ian Cook Construction Limited

Location

695 Rupert Street

Ward

Northeast, Ward 4

Staff contact

John Vos

Request

The applicant has requested a “Temporary Use By-law” to permit a spiritual use to operate on the subject lands for up to three (3) years. This will permit All Saints’ Anglican Church to relocate from their current location at 400 Northfield Drive West to 695 Rupert Street while a new church building is being constructed.

Informal Public Meeting

April 11, 2022

Formal Public Meeting

To be determined

Supporting document: (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact John Vos at 519-747-8522 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

81-85 Bridgeport Rd. E.

 

File

OPA 36, Z-22-05

Applicant

Trevor Hawkins, MHBC Planning, 519-576-3650, thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

8185 Bridgeport Inc.

Location

81-85 Bridgeport Road East

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Max Kerrigan

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan to re-designate the subject lands from medium high density to high density residential. To implement the official plan amendment, a zoning bylaw amendment is proposed that will impact C1-60 and C1-81 zones with site specific provisions: 

  • maximum horizontal tower dimension for Tower B of 51 m.
  • residential parking rate of 0.9 spaces per unit
  • non-residential parking rate of 2.4 spaces per 100 sqm.

Purpose

To permit a new multi-tower, mixed-use development that includes a shared podium with internal parking. The three towers range in height from 16 to 22 storeys (including the podium) and include a total of 494 residential units (692 bedrooms), and 600 sqm. of commercial space proposed at grade along the Bridgeport Road East frontage. A total of 508 vehicular parking spaces and 306 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed.

Informal Public Meeting

May 9 2022

Supporting documents: (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Max Kerrigan at 519-747-8522 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

34 Hickory St. W.

File

Z-22-06

Applicant

Alicia Monteith, Prica Global Enterprises Inc., 226-898-3089 or amonteith@pricaglobal.com

Owner

34 Hickory Inc.

Location

34, 36, 38 Hickory Street West

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

Rita Szilock

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Zoning By-law by removing the “H” Holding provision from the subject lands.  The lands will be zoned from “(Holding) Residential Northdale Six” ((H)RN-6) to “Residential Northdale Six (RN-6).

To lift the Holding provision from the subject site.  The following applicable criteria have to be met prior to the lifting of the Holding provision:

  1. Verification of sufficient servicing capacity (water, sanitary and storm water) to fully service the lands.
  2. Verification of sufficient transportation capacity and transportation infrastructure within the surrounding road network affected by the development and/or use of the lands
  3. Verification through Site Plan Control endorsement that the development will conform to the city’s Official Plan, the Region’s Official Plan and the city’s Urban Design Manual in effect, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines.

Holding provision criteria related to the Record of Site Condition, Density Bonusing Agreement, Block Plan and Provincial D-6 Guidelines are not applicable to the subject lands. 

Purpose

The purpose of the requested holding removal is to permit the construction of a new 6 storey mixed-use building containing 47 residential dwelling units (47 bedrooms), 1 commercial unit, 16 vehicle parking spaces and 13 bicycle parking spaces.

Formal Public Meeting: September 12 2022

Supporting Documents (PDFs)

Second submission - June 2022 (PDFs):

First submission - May 2022 (PDFs):

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

 

SOLER initiative update

                

File

Z-22-07

Applicant

Director of Economic Development, City of Waterloo (Justin McFadden)

Owner

N/A

Location

City Wide – Update to the City’s SOLER Initiative

Ward

City Wide

Staff contact

Joel Cotter

Request

The Corporation of the City of Waterloo is proposing to extend/amend Zoning By-law 2020-049, as amended, until December 31, 2023. The by-law enables the City’s Support Our Local Economic Recovery (S.O.L.E.R.) Initiative, including:

  • allowing off-street parking areas, loading spaces, and other spaces on private and public property to be temporarily used for commercial and cultural purposes
  • temporarily allowing outdoor display areas in any yard notwithstanding Section 3.P.1.4 of By-law 2018-050
  • allowing patios and outdoor display areas to temporarily obstruct and/or eliminate a parking space and/or loading space notwithstanding Section 3.P.2.3 of By-law 2018-050
  • makes available temporary site specific exemptions to Section 3.P.2.2 of By-law 2018-050 to allow temporary patios in yards abutting a Low Rise Residential Area
  • permitting temporary land uses deemed appropriate by the City of Waterloo that are not currently permitted in Zoning By-law 2018-050
  • where Zoning By-law 2018-050 restricts a commercial use to the first storey, the commercial use is temporarily permitted to expand to the second storey
  • temporarily permits semi-permanent structures on commercial lands
  • temporarily permits accessory structures for commercial patios and outdoor display areas
  • temporarily permits the light manufacturing, light assembly, and light processing of personal protective equipment and supplies in the E1, E2, E2A and E2B zones in Zoning By-law 2018-050

Temporary uses are subject to the individual, business or artisan obtaining a licence from the City of Waterloo, and compliance with all conditions applied to the licence.

Informal public meeting

Waived pursuant to Policy 12.4.4.(4) in the City’s Official Plan.

Formal public meeting

June 27, 2022

Supporting documents

 

215-229 Lexington Rd.

 

File

Official Plan Amendment No. 37 and Zoning By-law Amendment Z-22-08

Applicant

IBI Group, Dave Galbraith (519-585-2255 ext. 63209) 

Owner

Hygate Development Corp.

Location

215-229 Lexington Road

Ward

Southeast, Ward 5

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan to permit an increase in building height from 20 metres to 40 metres.  The applicant is also proposing to amend Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 by adding new site specific provisions to the existing Residential Mixed-Use - 20 (RMU-20) zoning.  The site specific provision include:

  • Increase the building height to 40 metres, whereas a maximum of 20 metres and 6 storeys is permitted
  • Reduce the low rise residential setback along the easterly lot line to 9.2 metres, whereas half the height of the building (16.65 metres) is required
  • Increase the driveway width to 7.3 metres, whereas a maximum width of 7.0 metres is permitted
  • Reduce the landscaped open space to 26%, whereas a minimum of 30% is required
  • Reduce parking rates as follows: 
    • Residential:  1.0 spaces per dwelling unit, whereas a minimum of 1.15 space per dwelling unit is required
    • Visitor:  0.05 spaces per dwelling unit, whereas a minimum of 0.1 space per dwelling unit is required
    • Assisted Living Facility that has a full kitchen (as contained in Site Specific Zoning Exception C99):  0.48 spaces per suite, whereas 0.7 spaces per suite is required.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to facilitate Phase 2 of the overall development.  As part of this phase, the applicant proposes to demolish an existing long term care facility (Pinehaven Nursing Home) and construct two new residential apartment buildings.  Building ‘A’ proposes to be 7 storeys in height and contain 71 units (105 bedrooms).  Building ‘B’ proposes to be 8 to 12 storeys in height and contain 376 units (503 bedrooms).  The existing retirement home located on the west side of the property (Phase 1 of the development) will remain.  Overall, the lands (Phase 1 and 2) will contain 663 units (856 bedrooms) and 551 parking spaces.

Informal public meeting

September 12, 2022

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

 

150-152 Albert St.

File

OPA 38, Z-22-09

Applicant

Evan Wittmann, GSP Group Inc., 519-569-8883 or evanw@gspgroup.ca

Owner

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location

150-152 Albert Street

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Rita Szilock      

Official Plan Amendment Request:

The applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan to permit university academic uses within the existing building and as such is requesting that the following special provision areas (SPA) apply:

  • identify the site as “Potential University Use Area” within Schedule D and revise SPA 33 to permit university academic uses within the existing building
  • include the site as part of SPA 20J

Zoning By-law Amendment Request:

            The applicant is also proposing to amend the City’s Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 by rezoning the lands from Residential Conservation One (RC1) to Residential Conservation One (RC1) with site specific regulations.  The site specific provisions include:

  • permit University/College uses
  • permit a minimum rear yard setback of 10.0 metres, whereas the By-law requires that the existing 11.85 metre rear yard setback be maintained
  • permit a minimum interior side yard setback of 2.9 metres, whereas the By-law requires that the existing 4.23 metre side yard setback be maintained
  • permit a reduced parking requirement of 1 parking space, whereas the By-law requires 3 parking spaces

Purpose: This application is being advanced to permit interior renovations to the existing building to repurpose the semi-detached dwelling for office, academic and ancillary uses associated with Wilfrid Laurier University. The University intends to use the building as the Grad House.  

Informal Public Meeting: Monday, October 3 2022

Formal Public Meeting: Pending

Supporting Documents: (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Rita Szilock at 519-747-8650 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

203-207 King St S and 10-16 John St W
File OPA 39, ZBA Z-22-11

Applicant

Trevor Hawkins, MHBC Planning, 519-576-3650, thawkins@mhbcplan.com

Owner

2865161 Ontario Inc.

Location

203-207 King St S and 10-16 John St W

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Max Kerrigan

Request
The Applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan to permit an increase in density for the subject lands. The Applicant is also requesting an Amendment to the City’s Zoning By-law 2018-050 to add the following site specific provisions:

  • increase in maximum building height to 26 storeys, where 25 storeys are permitted
  • minimum street line setback on John Street and Caroline Street of 2 metres, where 5 metres is required
  • minimum side yard setback of 0 metres where 1.5 metres is required
  • minimum tower separation from the interior lot line of 2.7 metres, where 11 metres is required
  • maximum horizontal tower dimension of 53.1 metres
  • maximum tower floorplate of 1.053 metres2 where a maximum of 1,000 sqm. is permitted 
  • minimum tower stepback above the podium of 1.5 metres where 3 metres is required


Purpose
This application is being advanced to facilitate the development of a mixed-use building consisting of a residential tower upon a podium. A total of 320 units are proposed (total of 362 bedrooms) along with 989.83 sqm. of non-residential floor area. A total of 279 vehicular parking spaces and 225 bicycle parking spaces are also proposed.

Informal public meeting
October 3, 2022
Formal public meeting
To be determined

Supporting documents (PDF)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Max Kerrigan at 519-747-8522 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

 

6 Regina Street North and 24, 28 and 34 Erb Street East
File OPA 41, Z-22-12

Applicant

JV Planning & Development Consulting (Jennifer Voss, 226-339-3304)

Owner

VanLegend Regina LP

Location

6 Regina Street North and 24, 28 and 34 Erb Street East

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Official Plan Amendment Request:

The Applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan by:

  • re-designating a portion of the lands (6 Regina St. N.) from Medium Density-20 metres to High Density-81 metres
  • establishing specific provision area policies to limit the maximum building height to 4 storeys and 15 metres on the portion of the lands identified as Area A*, limit the maximum building height to 18 storeys and 60 metres on the lands identified as Area B*, permit a maximum of 57 bedrooms on lands identified as Areas A and B*, limit the maximum building height to 18 storeys and 60 metres and a maximum of 188 bedrooms on lands identified as Area C*

* Refer to page 7 of the Planning Justification Report to identify the specific areas referred to as Area A, B, & C

Zoning By-law Amendment Request:

The Applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 by re-zoning the lands from Uptown Commercial Core-20 (U1-20) (6 Regina St. N.) and Uptown Commercial Core-60 (U1-60) (24, 28, and 34 Erb St. E.) to Uptown Commercial Core-81 (U1-81). Also to establish site specific provisions to:

  • increase the maximum density to permit 245 bedrooms, whereas 135 bedrooms are permitted on the subject lands (post-road widening)
  • limit building height on the Regina St. property to 4 storeys and 15 metres in Area A, 18 storeys and 60 metres in Area B and 18 storeys and 60 metres on the Erb St. properties (please refer to page 7 of the Planning Justification Report to identify the specific areas referred to as Area A and Area B.
  • reduce the rear yard setbacks to 0.44 metres, whereas a minimum of 4.5 metres is required
  • reduce the tower separation to 5.67 metres to the northerly lot line, whereas a minimum of 11 metres is required
  • increase the horizontal tower dimension to 53.2 metres, whereas a maximum of 40 metres is permitted
  • permit the tower stepback above the podium on the flankage (Erb St.) building façade to be measured excluding balconies (from the tower façade), whereas the tower stepback above the podium is measured including balconies
  • exempt the requirement to provide a common at-grade outdoor area
  • Reduce the required parking from 187 parking spaces to 122 parking spaces as part of a shared parking system
  • allow a portion of the structured parking to not be located behind the building floor area along a portion of the Erb Street façade.

 

Purpose: This application is being advanced to permit an 18-storey mixed-use building containing:

  • 218 residential units (245 bedrooms)
  • 1,713 square metres of office space
  • 439.2 square metres of commercial space
  • 122 parking spaces
  • 146 bike parking spaces

Informal Public Meeting: Monday, October 3 2022

Formal Public Meeting: Pending

 

Supporting Documents: (PDFs)

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Wendy Fisher at 519-747-8544 or TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

109, 115 and 133 Bridgeport Road East and 30 Weber Street North

File

Z-17-07

Applicant

2439672 Ontario Inc. Holding

Location

80 King St. S. and 87 Regina St. S.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

Wendy Fisher

Request

The Applicant is proposing to amend the City’s Official Plan by re-designating a portion of the subject lands from Mixed-Use Medium High Density Residential to Mixed-Use High Density Residential (Schedule A of the Official Plan), and from Medium High Density, 40 metres to High Density, 81 metres (Schedule B1 of the Official Plan).

The Applicant is also proposing to amend Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 by rezoning a portion of the lands from (Holding) Mixed-Use Community Commercial-40 ((H)C1-40) to (Holding) Mixed-Use Community Commercial-81 ((H)C1-81), and from (Holding) Residential Mixed-Use-40 ((H)RMU-40) to (Holding) Residential Mixed-Use-81 ((H)RMU-81), with site specific provisions to establish the following parking rates:

  • Residential use:  0.8 spaces per dwelling unit
  • Visitor use:  0.1 spaces per dwelling unit
  • Non-Residential use:  2.4 spaces/100 square metres.

Purpose

These applications are being advanced to permit a new multi-tower, mixed-use development that includes a shared podium, three point towers, and a parking structure.  The towers range in height from 22 to 25 storeys (including the podium).  Overall, the proposed development contains 622 residential units (785 bedrooms), 345 square metres of at-grade commercial space fronting on Weber Street North, and 569 vehicular parking spaces, internal to the building (Levels 1 to 4 of the podium) and within a connected 6 storey parking structure on the east portion of the site fronting on Royal Street.

Informal public meeting

To be determined

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents (PDF)