Zone changes

A zone change is a process that alters permitted land uses and regulations as per the bylaw. Council will only consider zone change applications in line with our official plan. Find current applications below.

Public notification

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

  • posting a large sign along the frontage of the lands
  • publishing notices in the Waterloo Chronicle
  • posting notices on the city website
  • hosting public meetings to discuss the proposed change
  • letters to lands within 120m of the subject lands

Application process

The new Zoning Bylaw passed in September 2018 is currently under appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. It won't come into effect until the tribunal resolves or scopes the appeals. In the meantime, applications are reviewed by applying the most restrictive regulations from the old and new versions of the bylaw.

Enter an address into our interactive map to find out which zoning bylaw a property falls under. The zone change application form (PDF) and signage requirements (PDF) are also available.

Current zone change applications

Wideman Road Woolwich Street 510 Erbsville Road
556-576 Conservation Dr. 93-119 Roger St. 80 King St. S. and 87 Regina St.
450 - 460 Weber St. N. 185 King St. N. 2050 University Ave. E.
Beaver Creek Rd. & Conservation Dr. 675 Conservation Dr. 84-88 Columbia St.
King & John St. 50 University Ave. E. Roy Schmidt Rd. & Conservation Dr.
635 Erb St. W. & 12 Westhill Dr. 37 - 41 King St. N. 70 King St. N.
255 Northfield Dr. 40 Blue Springs Dr. 84, 86 Hickory St. W. & 284, 286 Albert St.
508 Beechwood Dr. 651 Colby Dr. 316 King St. N.
26, 28 Dorset St. & 7 Princess St. 924 Erb St. W. 400 Northfield Dr.
300 Northfield Dr. E. 319, 337, 343 Woolwich St. 46, 48 and 50 Hickory St. W. 
164, 168 King St. S. & 8 George St. 254, 256, & 258 Lester St. 928, 960, 980 Erb St. W. & 100 The Wilmot Line
36, 42 Erb St. E. & 39 Dupont St. E. 229, 231, 235, 239 & 249 Albert St. General amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050

 

Wideman Road

File

Z-05-02

Applicant Doug Owen Construction Ltd.
Location Wideman Road
Ward Northwest, Ward 2
Staff contact Joel Cotter
Request

To amend the zoning from Agriculture (A) to Green One (G1), Flexible Residential (FR), Single-Residential Three (SR3) and Medium-Density One (MD1) with site-specific provisions related to lot frontage.

Purpose

To create a new residential subdivision containing an anticipated 36 single-detached lots (a mix of larger residential estate type lots and smaller residential lots), a 24-unit townhouse block, open space blocks, buffers from natural features, stormwater management ponds and conservation easements.

 

Supporting documents

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - cover and index

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - introduction

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - field program

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - discussion of results

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - conclusions, limitations and references

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - appendix A - Naylor geotechnical report

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - appendix B - borehole logs

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - appendix D - stratigraphic information used to construct cross sections

Hydrogeological and geotechnical investigation - appendix E - water well record for MW06-07

Memo in response to City of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo and GRCA comments

Ontario Municipal Board decision for Owen property

Scoped environmental impact study

Scoped environmental impact study - Wideman Road, White Tail Crossing maps

Scoped environmental impact study - appendix A - terms of reference correspondence

Scoped environmental impact study - appendix B - scoped watershed report

Scoped environmental impact study - appendix C - terrestrial resources report

Scoped environmental impact study - appendix D - preliminary regional recharge area mapping for Region of Waterloo

Scoped environmental impact study - appendix E - pre-development monitoring terms of reference - and appendix F - target flows

Engineering design report - White Tail Crossing (Owen Subdivision)

White tail subdivision preliminary stormwater management report

Staff report - January 2009

Staff report - January 2009 

 

Woolwich Street (Woolwich Estates)

File

Z-05-07

Applicant Woolwich Estates Ltd.
Location Woolwich St.
Ward Southeast, Ward 5
Staff contact Joel Cotter
Request and purpose

Draft Plan of Subdivision 30T-05401 is a low-rise residential subdivision anticipated to yield 191 residential units. A range of housing types and densities is provided. A mixed-use commercial/residential block is provided to serve the day-to-day commercial needs of nearby consumers. A neighbourhood park and parkette are provided for active and passive recreation opportunities within the subdivision. A constructed wetland facility is provided to manage stormwater quantity and quality. The Melitzer Creek woodlands and wetland complex is protected as open space.

Supporting documents

Draft plan of proposed subdivision

Staff report - May 2010

Staff report maps - 2009

 

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.

Staff report - IPPW 2017-044

Sewage system design follow-up letter

Sewage system consultation and capacity analysis

Response letter report

Updated acoustical report

Geotechnical investigation

Updated scoped environmental impact study, stage 1

Potential future conceptual site plan

Survey of property

Planning justification report

Servicing brief

Scoped environmental impact study

Road noise impact statement

Concept/existing conditions site plan

Phase 1 environmental site assessment

Phase 2 environmental site assessment

 

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

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

Revised Draft plan

Revised Draft plan - annotated with changes

Draft plan

Planning justification report

Preliminary servicing strategy report

Preliminary design stormwater management report

Groundwater and surface water monitoring report

Geotechnical engineering report

Westmount Road and Conservation Drive intersection operation assessment summary report

Environmental impact statement

 

93-119 Roger St.

File

Official Plan amendment no. 16 and Z-17-06

Owner GSP Group
Applicant ODC Tooling & Molds (Ontario Die Company Ltd.)
Location 93, 97, 99, 103, 107, 109, 111 and 119 Roger Street
Ward Uptown, Ward 7
Staff contact Wendy Fisher
Request

The applicant is proposing to:

  • amend the city's official plan by re-designating the subject lands from "Low Density Residential" to "Mixed-Use Medium Density Residential"

  • amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by rezoning the subject lands from Industrial One (I1) and General Residence One (GR1) to (holding) Multiple Residence-6 ((H)MR-6) with site specific provisions

  • holding provision will be applied to the site to require a record of site condition acknowledged by the Ministry of the Environment

  • site specific provisions include:

    • to permit townhouses and stacked townhouses as permitted uses

    • to permit a maximum of 930 sq.m. (10,000 sq.ft.) of ancillary commercial and/or office uses at-grade, within the residences fronting onto Roger Street or Moore Avenue, and broaden the range of retail and commercial uses

    • to permit a maximum density of 300 bedrooms per hectare and a maximum of 300 dwelling units

    • to establish a maximum height of 12 metres within 55 metres of Roger St., and a maximum height of 20 metres on the remainder of the site

    • to permit a minimum required parking rate of 1.05 spaces per unit for residential uses and 1 space per 100 sq.m. of commercial building floor area

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the redevelopment of the subject lands with a mix of townhouses, stacked townhouses and apartment buildings up to six storeys in height. Combined, the site would contain up to a maximum of 300 units or 630 bedrooms, and 930 square metres of commercial building floor area within the proposed residences fronting onto Roger Street and/or Moore Avenue (live/work space). Entrances to the site are proposed from Roger Street and Moore Avenue South. Approximately 325 parking spaces are proposed, to be located at grade and in an underground structure.

Informal public meeting

May 8, 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.

Functional servicing report - revised, dated December 1, 2017.

Planning justification report

Functional site servicing report

Transportation impact study

Environmental stationary noise assessments

Hydrogeological & source water protection potential contamination study:

ODC hydrogeological study - March 20, 2017

Appendix A - figures

Appendix B - executive summary from 2008 phase I ESA (Trow Associates)

Appendix C - executive summary & data from 2013 limited subsurface soil and groundwater investigation (LVM)

Appendix D - miscellaneous borehole logs, well records & maps

Appendix E - miscellaneous figures from Region of Waterloo studies

 

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.

Staff report - IPPW 2018-006

Draft Official Plan amendment

Official Plan amendment request letter

Response letter report

Updated environmental noise study

Revised concept site plan

North elevation and parking structure - renderings and building material

Revised safe access route

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Pedestrian wind assessment

Environmental noise study

Transportation impact brief

Functional servicing and stormwater management report

Safe access route report

Source water protection contamination study

Concept site plan

Elevation and perspectives 

 

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

Supporting documents

Planning justification report

Environmental noise study

Concept site plan

Proposed building rendering

 

185 King St. N.

File

Z-17-09

Applicant Maison Canada Holdings Limited Holding
Location 185 King St. N
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 Multiple Residence-25 (MR-25) to MR-25 with site specific regulations. The site specific provisions include:

  • to add a restaurant use as an ancillary use

  • to reduce the minimum required parking to allow the requested restaurant use

  • the applicant is requesting to reduce the minimum parking requirement from 46 parking spaces to 37 parking spaces

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the conversion of a 233 sq.m. amenity area on the ground floor of the existing 11 storey, 37 unit, apartment building to a restaurant. To enable the restaurant use, the applicant is requesting to reduce the minimum parking requirement, as it is not possible to accommodate any additional parking on the subject site for the requested restaurant use.

Informal public meeting

June 12, 2017

Formal public meeting

Pending

 

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.

Planning justification report

Site plan, elevations and floor plans

 

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.

Staff report IPPW2017-054

Conceptual access lane

Noise feasibility study

Planning justification report

Servicing strategy report

Site plan

Transportation assessment

Water distribution letter

 

 

Beaver Creek Rd. and Conservation Dr.

File Zoning Bylaw Amendment Z-17-14
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 Natalie Hardacre
Request

This application proposes to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to Semi-Detached (SD), Flexible Residential (FR), Medium Density Three (MD3), Multiple Residence-Six (MR-6), Mixed Use Residential (MXR), Green One zone (G1) and Green Two zone (G2) with site specific provisions for the proposed FR, MD3, MR-6, MXR and G1 zones. 

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. 

Purpose

The owner has submitted these applications to permit the creation of a new residential neighbourhood consisting of residential units in the form of single detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwellings and potentially low rise apartments, a road network, parks and trails, stormwater management ponds and pumping stations, and protected environmental areas. Upon full-build out, the applicant is proposing between 614 and 835 new 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 31 to 35 new single detached units. Collectively, upon full build out, the applications are proposing to create in the range of 645 to 870 new residential units.

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.

Draft plan of subdivision

Vacant land condominium

Planning report, including parkland brief and neighbourhood design summary

Planning report addendum and amended zoning schedule (proposed)

Preliminary stormwater management reportt, including preliminary grading and erosional sedimentation control measures

Functional servicing report

Hydrogeology study

Preliminary environmental noise assessment

Environmental impact study

location map

Archaeological assessment:

Primary report

Supplementary information

Clearance

 

675 Conservation Dr.

File

Z-17-15

Applicant

1455136 Ontario Limited Holding

Location 675 Conservation Dr.
Ward Northwest, Ward 2
Staff contact Natalie Hardacre
Request

This application proposes to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to Flexible Residential (FR), Green One zone (G1) and Green Two zone (G2) with site specific provisions for the proposed FR zone. 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. 

Purpose

The owner has submitted these applications to permit the creation of a new residential neighbourhood consisting of single detached dwellings, parks and trails, and protected environmental areas. Upon full-build out, the applicant is proposing between 31 to 35 new single detached 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 the southwest corner of Conservation Drive and Beaver Creek Road. On these adjacent lands, they are proposing to create in the range of 614 and 835 new units. Collectively, upon full build out, the applications are proposing to create in the range of 645 to 870 new residential units.

Informal public meeting

Date to be determined

Formal public meeting

Date to be determined

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.

Draft plan of subdivision

Vacant land condominium

Planning report, including parkland brief and neighbourhood design summary

Planning report addendum and amended zoning schedule (proposed)

Preliminary stormwater management reportt, including preliminary grading and erosional sedimentation control measures

Functional servicing report

Hydrogeology study

Preliminary environmental noise assessment

Environmental impact study

location map

Archaeological assessment:

Primary report

Supplementary information

Clearance

 

84-88 Columbia St.

File

Z-17-16

Applicant

Nan Tang and Siyu Wang

Location 84-88 Columbia St. W.
Ward Northwest, Ward 2
Staff contact Rita Szilock
Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by rezoning the lands from Single Residence two (SR2) to Medium Density two (MD2) with site specific provisions including a reduced street line setback, a reduced easterly side yard setback, reduced parking requirements and reduced amenity area requirements.

Purpose

The application is being advanced to permit the development of 28 stacked townhouse (terrace dwelling) units.

Informal public meeting

September 25, 2017

Formal public meeting

Pending

 

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.

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Road traffic and stationary noise impact study

Transportation impact study

Site servicing feasibility study

Concept site plan

 

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

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Shadow study

Heritage impact assessment

Noise feasibility study

Transportation impact study

Parking justification letter

Functional servicing report

Geotechnical investigation

Concept site plan and building elevations

 

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.

Planning justification report

Parking justification report

Stationary noise assessment

Functional servicing brief

Site plan

Floor plans

 

Roy Schmidt Rd. and Conservation Dr.

File

Z-17-20

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Paul Britton, 519-576-3650

Owner

Activa Holdings Inc.

Location North east corner of Roy Schmidt Rd. and Conservation Dr.
Ward Northwest Ward 2
Staff contact Natalie Hardacre
Request

This application proposes to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to Semi-Detached (SD), Medium Density 3 (MD3), and Green 2 (G2) with site specific provisions for the proposed SD and MD3 zones (details in the planning report addendum). The Zoning Bylaw amendment application is being advanced in conjunction with plan of subdivision application 30T-17403.

Purpose

The owner has submitted these applications to permit the extension of the residential neighbourhood known as Conservation Meadows. The subdivision would be constructed in one phone and would consist of:

  • 13 blocks for 63-103 single-detached dwellings
  • 6 blocks for 56 street-fronting townhouses
  • 2 blocks for a mix of 38-58 street-fronting towns, low rise apartments or other multi-unit housing forms
  • 2 Blocks for multiple residential/mixed use containing 25-62 units
  • 2 block for parkland and trails
  • walkways and roads 

Upon full-build out, subdivision would contain between 182-223 new units. A hydro corridor bisects the subject lands. 

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.

Planning justification report, including neighbourhood design summary

Draft plan of subdivision

Functional servicing and stormwater management report

Preliminary grading and erosional sedimentation control plan and water servicing strategy

Transportation assessment of left turn lane requirements

Post-construction monitoring report

Traffic noise assessment

Stationary noise assessment

Hydrogeological assessment

 

635 Erb St. W. and 12 Westhill Dr.

File

Official Plan amendment no. 18 and Z-17-21

Applicant

IBI Group

Owner

Bel Communities Partnership Limited

Location 635 Erb St. W. and 12 Westhill Dr.
Ward Southwest, Ward 1
Staff contact John Vos
Request
The applicant is proposing the following changes to the Official Plan:
  • re-designate the 12 Westhill Dr. portion of the site from 'Low Density Residential' to 'Mixed-Use Medium High Density Residential' to match the remainder of the site and allow for its coordinated development
  • identify the 12 Westhill Dr. portion of the site as 'Minor Corridor' on Schedule B (city structure) of the Official Plan
  • identify the 12 Westhill Dr. portion of the site as 'Medium High Density' on Schedule B1 (height and density) of the Official Plan.
The following amendments to zoning bylaw 1418 are also requested:
  • re-zone the 12 Westhill Dr. portion of the site MR-12 to match the zoning of the remainder of the site
  • permit terrace dwellings / townhomes on the entirety of the site, to allow for the development of the three stacked townhouse blocks on the southern portion of the site
  • allow for a maximum building height of 40 metres in conformity with the Official Plan, whereas the MR-12 zoning currently limits building heights to 36 metres. The applicant is also requesting that council exempt the property from a regulation prohibiting minor variances within a period of two years of approval of this bylaw amendment. This will allow minor adjustments to the final site layout not envisioned through the rezoning process.

The applicant is also requesting that council exempt the property from a regulation prohibiting minor variances within a period of two years of approval of this bylaw amendment. This will allow minor adjustments to the final site layout not envisioned through the rezoning process.

Purpose

The application is being advanced to permit the construction of two 13-storey apartment buildings and three stacked townhouse blocks on the site. In total, the development will contain 335 residential units (499 bedrooms), which results in an overall bedroom density of 277.37 bedrooms per hectare. Entrances to the site are proposed from Westhaven Street and Westhill Drive. Approximately 422 parking spaces are proposed at grade and in a parking structure.

Informal public meeting

January 29, 2018

Neighbourhood meeting

February 28, 2018

Formal public meeting

To be determined

Supporting documents 

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

Submission 2

Planning justification report

Site plan and building plans

Shadow study analysis

Shadow study

Storm water management design brief

Traffic impact study

Preliminary grading servicing report

Submission 1

Acoustical report

Building elevations 

Building floor plans 

Planning justification report 

Site grading plan

Site plan 

Storm water area plan 1

Storm water area plan 2

Storm water management design brief

Traffic impact study

Transportation noise

Preliminary grading and servicing report

Shadow study analysis

 

37 - 41 King St. N.

File

Z-18-01

Applicant

MHBC, Carol Wiebe, 519-576-3650 x 705

Owner

2359058 Ontario Inc.

Location 37, 39 and 41 King St. N.
Ward Uptown, Ward 7
Staff contact Natalie Hardacre
Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to Zoning Bylaw no 1108 to rezone the lands from Commercial Eight (C8-25) zone to Commercial Eight (C8-25) with site specific provisions, specifically to decrease the minimum required parking from 29 spaces to 5 spaces and to decrease the minimum rear yard setback from 4.5 metres to 0.91 metres.

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendment is to facilitate the development of a three storey mixed use building with retail on the ground floor and office space on the second and third floors. This building is designed to be linked at its south façade to the old post office (35 King St. N.). A two storey building previously existed on the subject lands, with commercial uses on the main floor and residential units on the upper level. This building burned down and the land is now currently vacant.

Informal public meeting

Monday, March 5, 2018

Formal public meeting

June 25, 2018

 

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.

Staff report IPPW 2018-042

Planning justification report

Heritage impact assessment report

Concept site plan and building elevations

Architect opinion letter

Site survey plan

Functional servicing opinion letter

Site plan - revised June 2018

 

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.

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.

Additional studies submitted by the applicant - May to August, 2018

Letter from MartinSimmons Architects, May 14, 2018

Layby parking analysis, May 17, 2018

Assessment of main street designation and urban design analysis, May 2018

Revised shadow study and analysis, August 20, 2018

Revised application - February 27, 2018

Revised rendering and architectural plans

Letter summary 

Planning addendum letter (including parking justification), dated April 17, 2018

Pedestrian wind assessment addendum letter, dated April 13, 2018

Revised shadow study

Hydrogeological study, as revised, April 13, 2018

Noise feasibility assessment, dated April 13, 2018

Functional servicing report, dated April 13, 2018

Traffic addendum letter, dated April 16, 2018

Concept site plan, dated April 16, 2018

Renderings 

Materials submitted by the applicant - January 2018

Planning justification report

Architectural plans

Building renderings

Traffic impact study

Functional servicing report

Hydrogeological study

Geotechnical opinion report

Pedestrian wind assessment

Noise feasibility study

Shadow study

 

255 Northfield Dr.

File

Z-18-03 and Official Plan amendment no. 19

Applicant

JV Planning & Development Consulting, Jennifer Voss, 226-339-330

Owner

Northbridge Holdings Inc.

Location 255 Northfield Dr. E.
Ward Southwest, Ward 1
Staff contact Natalie Hardacre
Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to zoning bylaw 1418 to rezone the lands from mixed-use commercial (MXC) zone to mixed-use residential (MXR) and convenience commercial (CC) with site specific provisions. The applicant is also requesting an amendment to the City's Official Plan to redesignate the lands from mixed-use neighbourhood commercial and minor node to mixed-use medium density residential, convenience commercial and minor corridor, with site specific policies. 

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendments is to permit a multi-phased, mixed use development containing a 6 storey mixed use building with commercial units on the ground floor, two 6 storey residential apartment buildings, and three commercial buildings.

Informal public meeting

Monday, March 5, 2018

Neighbourhood information meeting

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Formal public meeting

June 25, 2018

 

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.

Staff report IPPW 2018-041

Planning justification report

Planning justification report - appendix B

Conceptual master site plan

Urban design brief

Shadow study

Building elevations

Transportation impact study

Road and stationary noise study

Functional servicing and stormwater management report

Fire flow/water demand analysis

Existing conditions plan

Functional grading plan 1

Functional grading plan 2

Functional servicing plan 1

Functional servicing plan 2

Conceptual master site plan revised June 2018

 

 

40 Blue Springs Dr.

File

Z-18-04 

Applicant

GSP Group

Location 40 Blue Springs Dr.
Ward Northeast, Ward 4
Staff contact John Vos
Request

The applicant is proposing to change the official plan land use designation from open space to mixed-use high density residential, and to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Green (G) zone to Multiple Residential-25 with site specific provisions. The site specific provisions include permitting visitor parking to be located inside a structure, capping the building height at 52 metres, to situate the apartment building tower to a specific location on the property, to regulate the mass of the apartment building tower, to set a minimum building podium, to reduce side and rear yard setbacks, and to cap the residential density to 300 bedrooms per hectare or 189 units per hectare.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the redevelopment of the lands with a 15 storey, 182 unit building. 

Informal public meeting

March 26, 2018 

Formal public meeting

Pending

 

Supporting documents 

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

Second submission December 2018

Concept plan

Existing conditions

Grading & functional servicing

Draft reference plan

Comment response letter

First submission December 2017

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Acoustical impact study

Transportation impact study

Functional servicing and stormwater management study

Concept site plan

Preliminary design 

 

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:

  1. an increase in the maximum permitted height from 21.5 metres to 24.5 metres
  2. an increase in the maximum flankage yard setback from the permitted 6 metres to 7 metres along Hemlock St. to accommodate hydro easement required for a switchgear
  3. to utilize density bonusing to increase the number of permitted bedrooms from 71 to 151 through a Section 37 bonusing agreement, in exchange for the provision of community benefits

  4. to lift the holding provision from the subject site.

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

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

b) verification of sufficient transportation capacity and transportation infrastructure within the surrounding road network affected by the development and/or use of the lands

c) 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

d) verification through site plan control approval that the development will conform to:

    The City's Official Plan

                ii. The Region's Official Plan

                iii. The City's Urban Design Manual, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of a 6 storey apartment building with 124 units (151 bedrooms), through the utilization of density bonusing, in exchange for community benefits. The development will consist of a mix of one, two and three bedroom units, with 63 parking spaces and 31 bike parking spaces.

Informal public meeting

Monday, April 9, 2018

Formal public meeting

Pending

 

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.

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Traffic assessment

Acoustical impact assessment

Functional servicing brief

Building design package (perspective, site plan, floor plans, elevations)

Resubmission letter

Hickory street elevation

 

508 Beechwood Dr.

File

Z-18-07

Applicant

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

Owner

508 BeechwooInc. Holdingng

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

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

Second Submission, September 2018

Supplemental letter, resubmission of materials

Revised renderings and site plan

First Submission, March 2018

Planning justification report

Transportation impact study

Transportation brief letter

Functional site servicing report

Site grading plan

Site servicing plan

Stationary noise impact study

Shadow study

Salt management plan

Site plan

Building renderings

 

651 Colby Dr.

File

Z-18-08

Applicant

GSP Group

Owner

RISE Commercial Developments

Location 651 Colby Dr
Ward Northeast, Ward 4 
Staff contact John Vos
Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to Zoning By-law 1418 to rezone the lands from Industrial (I-6) to Commercial Three (C3-25) with site specific provisions, specifically to permit "Offices of a Health Practitioner" and "Pharmaceutical Dispensary" with ancillary teaching and training related to pharmacy and ancillary convenience retail. In addition, the minimum parking rate is proposed to be reduced from 4.0 spaces per 100 square metres to 3.5 spaces per 100 square metres.

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendment is to facilitate the renovation of the existing office building for medical uses (clinic, doctors' offices, dispensary, etc.) and construct two new commercial plaza buildings.

Informal public meeting

May 28, 2018

Formal public meeting

September 10, 2018

Supporting documents 

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

Planning justification report

Urban design report

Concept site plan

3D rendering

Transportation impact study

Preliminary servicing letter

 

316 King St. N.

File

Z-18-09

Applicant

Masri O. Inc. Architects, Reema Masri, 519-579-0072, rmasri@masrio.ca

Owner

Milestone Developments Inc.

Location 316 King St. N.
Ward Central-Columbia, Ward 6
Staff contact Rita Szilock
Proposal

The applicant is proposing to:

  • renovate the existing 10 storey residential building by converting the 25 units (each containing 5 bedrooms) to 50 units (each containing 2 bedrooms) and adding a ground floor street-facing commercial unit
  • add a 1 storey parking structure to the south façade of the existing 10 storey building with a ground floor street-facing commercial unit
  • construct a new freestanding 15 storey mixed-use building on the vacant portion of the site, directly north of the existing building, this new building would contain 80 units (all 2 bedroom units) with a  ground floor street-facing commercial unit
  • the overall development would contain a total of 130 units, 260 bedrooms, ~192 square metres (2,066 square feet) of commercial floor area, and 92 parking spaces.
Request

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

  • change the measure of density from units per hectare to bedrooms per hectare
  • introduce a maximum permitted density of 987 bedrooms/hectare, to allow an additional 63 bedrooms above the maximum contemplated in the Official Plan of 750 bedrooms/hectare
  • introduce a range of ancillary commercial uses, including offices, medical clinics, convenience retail, restaurants, food stores, child care centres, personal services, and spiritual uses, these uses would be within a mixed-use building, oriented to the street/pedestrian realm, and would not exceed 15% of the total building floor area and 5,000 square metres in size
  • reduce building setbacks
    • front yard from 5 metres to 4 metres (new structures only)
    • side yard from min. 3 metres and 10 metres combined to 1 metre (south side of parking structure) + 3 metres (north side of new 15 storey building), 4 metres combined
    • rear yard from 7.5 metres to 1.5 metres (parking structure) and 3.3 metres (new 15 storey building) 
  • reduce the residential parking rate from 1 spaces/unit to 0.66 spaces/unit
  • introduce a site specific commercial parking requirement that allow 6 parking spaces to be "shared between" the residential/visitor and commercial uses, no commercial parking rate currently applies to the lands, as commercial uses are not currently permitted
  • reduce the surface parking requirement from 10% to 5.4%
  • reduce the loading spaces requirements
  • reduce the landscape open space requirement from 30% (at grade) to 15% (at grade) + 5% (above grade)
  • allow a parking elevator to function in lieu of a driveway for the purposes of providing access to some of the parking spaces, pursuant to section 8.12.4.2 of the Zoning Bylaw (General Provisions). 

The lands will continue to be zoned Multiple Residence - 25 (MR-25).

Informal Public meeting

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

Formal Public meeting

Pending

 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.

Preliminary site plan

Parking lower parking level

Preliminary upper parking level

Preliminary building elevations

Planning justification report & shadow study

Urban design report

Functional servicing report

Road traffic & stationary noise impact feasibility study

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.

Preliminary site plan & parking level plan

Preliminary cross-sections, building renderings & shadow study

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Functional servicing report

Environmental (traffic & stationary) noise assessment

924 Erb St. W.

File

Z-18-11

Applicant

West Waterloo Retail GP Ltd. / WSP

Location

924 Erb St. W.

Ward Northwest, Ward 2
Staff contact Dominik Simpson
Purpose

The applicant is requesting to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418, further amended by site specific bylaw 2014-037, by removing the holding "H" provision from the subject lands. The purpose of the request is to permit a multi-building commercial development on the subject lands to proceed.

To remove the holding "H" provision, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • completion of transportation improvements providing access to the Waterloo Waste Management site located at 925 Erb St W
  • completion of a section of Platinum Drive
  • update the transportation impact studies for the LANDS (hereinafter the TIS UPDATE) to determine if any improvements to the area transportation network are required to support additional development on the LANDS, to the satisfaction and approval of both the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and the City of Waterloo
  • the Commissioner of Planning, Development and Legislative Services at the Region of Waterloo and the Commissioner of Integrated Planning and Public Works at the City of Waterloo both provide written confirmation that their respective government agencies have the physical and financial resources required to construct and install the improvements to the local transportation network identified in the approved TIS UPDATE, and that secure arrangements to implement said improvements are in place to the satisfaction of said commissioners
Formal public meeting

October 1, 2018

Supporting documents 

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

Planning justification report

Transportation impact study

Site plan

Site servicing and grading plan

Stormwater management brief

Notice of source protection plan compliance

400 Northfield Dr.

File

Z-18-12

Applicant

HBC Planning

Owner

The Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Huron

Location

400 Northfield Dr. W.

Ward Lakeshore, Ward 3
Staff contact John Vos
Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to Zoning By-law 1418 to change the zoning on the property from Institutional-4 ("IN-4") to Medium Density Three ("MD3") with site specific rates for parking, interior side yard setback, landscaped open space, and common recreational area. The applicant is also proposing to change the density calculation from units per hectare to bedrooms per hectare.

Purpose

The applicant is proposing to redevelop the property with a new church and 84 stacked townhouse units.

Informal public meeting

September 24, 2018

Formal public meeting

To be determined

 

Supporting document

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

Planning justification report

Concept site plan

Concept building elevations and floor plans:

Transportation impact brief

Functional servicing and preliminary stormwater management report

300 Northfield Dr. E.

File

Z-18-13

Applicant

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Location

300 Northfield Dr. E.

Ward Northeast, Ward 4
Staff contact Laura Dewar
Purpose

The holding (H) provision prohibits the issuance of a building permit for any new buildings or structure on the subject lands.

The applicant is proposing to remove the holding "H" provision from the subject lands to permit the development of a new Grand River Transit (GRT) bus storage and maintenance facility for approximately 250 GRT buses. 

To remove the holding "H" provision, the following conditions must be satisfied:  

  1. The owner must complete and file a Record of Site Condition in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Regulation 153/04 of the Environmental Protection Act, and receive appropriate acknowledgement from the Ministry of the Environment
  2. The Regional Municipality of Waterloo must provide written confirmation to the Commissioner of Integrated Planning and Public Works and to the Chief Building Official of the City of Waterloo that site contamination issues have been addressed
Formal public meeting

September 10, 2018

319, 337, 343 Woolwich St.

File

Z-18-14 

Applicant

Labreche Patterson & Associates Inc.

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 the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1418 by rezoning the lands from Agriculture (A) to Residential (R) and Medium Density Three (MD3). The applicant requests that the proposed Medium Density Three (MD3) designation include the following site specific provisions:

  • to permit a landscape open space of 45% of the total lot area, whereas the Zoning By-law requires a minimum landscape open space of 50%
  • to permit a common recreation area of 6.5% of the total lot area, whereas the Zoning Bylaw requires a minimum common recreation area of 10%.
Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the development of 10 single detached dwelling and 22 townhouse units.

Informal public meeting

September 24, 2018

Formal public meeting

Pending

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.

Planning justification report

Traffic study (access review)

Road traffic and feasibility stationary noise impact study

Scoped environmental impact statement (EIS)

Scoped hydrogeological study (including scoped monitoring program)

Functional servicing brief (including stormwater management brief)

Site grading plan

Site servicing plan

Concept site plan

Townhouse floor plans

Townhouse perspectives

46, 48 and 50 Hickory St. W.

File

Z-18-15

Applicant

SRM Architects

Owner

50 Hickory Ltd.

Location

46, 48 & 50 Hickory St. W.

Ward Central-Columbia, Ward 6
Staff contact John Vos
Purpose

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 to remove the "H" Holding provision from the subject lands to permit the development of a 6 storey apartment building with 40 residential units (40 bedrooms).

The proposed development will contain 12 parking spaces, 9 of which would be dedicated to the residential units and 3 will be dedicated to visitors. Lastly, there are 19 bike parking spaces proposed on the subject site.

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's Official Plan
    • the Region's Official Plan
    • the city's Urban Design Manual, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines
Formal public meeting

November 12, 2018

Supporting documents

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

Staff report IPPW2018-061

Site plan

Building elevations and renderings

Urban design brief

Transportation impact brief

Fire flow analysis

Sanitary sewer capacity calculations

Civil engineering plans

254, 256, & 258 Lester St.

File

Z-18-16

Applicant

GSP Group

Owner

256 Lester Inc.

Location

254, 256, & 258 Lester St.

Ward Central-Columbia, Ward 6
Staff contact Dominik Simpson

Purpose

The Applicant is proposing to amend city's Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 to remove the 'H' Holding provision from the subject lands, to permit the development of a 12 storey mixed use apartment building with 122 one bedroom units (122 beds).

The proposed development will include 71 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor and contain a total of 35 parking spaces, 7 of which would be dedicated to visitors. Lastly, there are 32 bicycle parking spaces proposed on the subject site.

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; and
  • 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, including the Northdale Urban Design Guidelines
Formal public meeting

Monday, November 12, 2018

Supporting documents
If you require documents in an alternative format please contact Dominik Simpson at 519-747-8583 0r tty (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941.

Site plan

Urban design brief

Transportation impact study

Engineering capacity assessment

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 (tentative)

Formal public meeting

Pending

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.

Planning justification report

Draft plan of subdivision

Market analysis

Phase I environmental site assessment

Phase II environmental site assessment

Environmental impact study

Commemoration assessment brief

Transportation impact study

Geotechnical investigation

Hydrogeological assessment

Functional servicing report

Preliminary stormwater management report

Tree management plan

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

File

Zone Change application Z-18-18 and Official Plan amendment no. 25

Applicant

MHBC Planning, Dan Currie, 519-576-3650 or dcurrie@mhbcplan.com 

Owner

Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Location

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

Ward Uptown, Ward 7
Staff contact Rita Szilock
Supporting documents
Second submission, December, 2018

Resubmission letter

Site plan

Floor plans and design package

Rendering

First submission, August, 2018

Planning justification report

Urban design brief

Environmental noise feasibility study

Heritage impact assessment report

Functional servicing brief and stormwater management report

Functional site grading and servicing plan

Existing conditions plan

Site plan

Elevations, perspectives and floor plans

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

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the city's Official Plan to redesignate the lands at 8 George St. from Low Density Residential and Low Density-10 Metres, to Commercial, Uptown Mixed Use, Primary Node, Medium High Density-40 Metres, and Uptown Complementary Transition Area, with the following site specific provisions:

  • to limit the maximum height permission on 8 George St. to 6 storeys and 20 metres

The applicant is also proposing to amend Zoning Bylaw no. 1108 by:

  1. Rezone the lands at 8 George St. from 'General Residence Two A' (GR2A) to 'Commercial Two-12' (C2-12) and the lands at 164 and 168 King St. S. from 'Commercial Two-12' (C2-12) to 'Commercial Two-12' (C2-12), with the following site specific provisions:
    • to permit a front yard (King St) setback of 4 metres, to align with the city's new Zoning Bylaw, whereas Zoning By-law 1108 requires a 5 metres front yard setback
    • to permit a landscape buffer with an average depth of 1.5 metres, whereas Zoning Bylaw 1108 requires a landscape buffer with an average depth of 3.0 metres
    • to permit a minimum amenity area of 3 square metres per bedroom, to align with the city's new Zoning Bylaw, whereas Zoning Bylaw 1108 requires an amenity area of 25 square metres per dwelling unit
    • to change the measure of density from units/hectare to bedrooms/hectare to conform to the Official Plan
    • to permit a commercial parking rate of 1.23 spaces/100 square metres, whereas the city’s new Zoning Bylaw requires 1.5 spaces/100 square metres and Zoning Bylaw 1108 requires 3.0 spaces/100 square metres
    • to permit a residential parking rate of 0.7 spaces/unit (0.6 spaces/unit for residents + 0.1 spaces/unit for visitors) to align with the city’s new Zoning Bylaw, whereas Zoning Bylaw 1108 requires a residential parking rate of 1 space per unit 

 2.  In addition to the above site specific provisions, the following site specific provision will also applicable        to 8 George St.:

  • to limit the maximum building height (on 8 George St.) to 6 storeys and 20 metres
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 Commercial Two-12 (C2-12), and General Residence Two A (GR2A).

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendments is to permit the construction of a new 9 storey mixed-use building containing 810 square metres of commercial space and 36 residential units.    

Informal public meeting 

Monday, January 14, 2019, in the evening, Council Chambers, third floor, Waterloo City Centre

Formal public meeting 

Pending

36, 42 Erb St. E. and 39 Dupont St. E. 

File

 Z-18-19

Applicant

The Planning Partnership, Bruce Hall, 416.975.1556 ext. 234 or bhall@planpart.ca 

Owner

1955209 Ontario Inc., 1955207 Ontario Inc., 1955458 Ontario Inc. (c/o Paramount Development Group)

Location

36, 42 Erb St. E. and 39 Dupont St. E.

Ward Uptown, Ward 7
Staff contact Natalie Hardacre
Request

The applicant is requesting an amendment to the city's Zoning Bylaw 2018-050 to rezone the lands from Zone Change application (ZC) to Commercial Six (C6-25) with site specific provisions to decrease the minimum required yard setbacks, increase maximum building height, reduce the total required parking spaces, reduce amenity area, and increase the maximum permitted density.

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 By-law 2018-050, which carries forward the zoning provisions applied to the lands in By-law 1108, being Commercial Seven (C7-4), Commercial Six (C6-25) and General Residence Four (GR4).

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendments is to permit the construction of a 24 storey mixed-use building at 36 and 42 Erb St. E. and retain the existing single detached dwelling at 39 Dupont St. E. (which is a non-designated property of cultural heritage value or interest on the Municipal Heritage Register). The proposed building includes 793 square metres of commercial space on the first storey, 252 parking spaces and 231 residential dwellings units.

Informal public meeting

Monday, January 14, 2019 (tentative)

Formal public meeting

Pending

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.

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

Pending

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.

General amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050

File

 Z-19-01

Location

City wide

Staff contact

Dominik Simpson

Purpose

The City of Waterloo is initiating general amendments to the city’s Zoning Bylaw 2018-050 to correct, update, and/or add provisions not reflected in the bylaw approved by council on September 10, 2018. The items being considered includes:

  • clarification and interpretation of existing regulations
  • general errors and corrections
  • cannabis regulations to align with provincial legislation
  • home child care regulations to align with regional and provincial provisions
  • rooftop patio regulations

Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 is currently under appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). The general amendments will apply to the new zoning bylaw once it comes into effect. 

Informal public meeting

Monday, March 25, 2019

Formal public meeting

Pending 

Supporting documents

N/A

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.