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. 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.


Current zone change applications

556-576 Conservation Dr.  185 King St. N. 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. 84-88 Columbia St. Roy Schmidt Rd. & Conservation Dr.
King & John St. 50 University Ave. E. 70 King St. N.
635 Erb St. W. & 12 Westhill Dr.  40 Blue Springs Dr. 84, 86 Hickory St. W. & 284, 286 Albert St.
508 Beechwood Dr. 316 King St. N.
26, 28 Dorset St. & 7 Princess St.
400 Northfield Dr.
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.
General Amendments Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 Part 1
525-565 Conestogo Rd. W.
262 - 268, 274, 276, 280 Albert St.
Official Plan Amendment 27 and Westhill District Plan Amendment Valhalla Crescent General Amendments Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 Part 2
City Wide – Implementation of the City’s SOLER Initiative

 24-30 Union St. E.

28 Westhill Dr.
145 Columbia St. W. 635 Erb St. W. and 12 Westhill Dr. (Holding Removal) 314-316 Batavia Pl. and 295-297 Albert St.
Foamflower Place and Raspberry Place (Vista Hills) 287-291 Woolwich St. 310-316 Erb St. W.
290 -298 Hemlock St. 70 King St. N. (2022) 535 Quiet Pl.
93-119 Roger St.  435 King St. N. 
Amendments to the City's Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw
Beaver Creek Rd. & Conservation Dr. OPA-35  695 Rupert St.  81-85 Bridgeport Rd. E.

 

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

Supporting documents

185 King St. N.

File

Z-17-09

Owner

Maison Canada Holdings Limited Holding

Consultant

Steve Jefferson (K. Smart Associates Limited)

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 permissions for an ancillary restaurant use, a reduced commercial parking rate, a reduced residential parking rate, introduce a visitor parking rate and no loading space for the ancillary use.

Purpose

This application is being advanced to permit the conversion of 66 square metres of the existing 233 square metre amenity area on the ground floor of the existing 11 storey, 37 unit, apartment building to a restaurant.  

Informal public meeting

June 12, 2017

Formal public meeting

June 24, 2019

Supporting documents

Second submission

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

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.

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.

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.

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

August 12, 2019

Staff report

Supporting documents

Second submission

First submission 

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact John Vos at 519-747-8527 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.

Supporting documents

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

Revised application - February 27, 2018

Materials submitted by the applicant - January 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

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

June 10, 2019

Supporting documents

Third submission March 2019

Second submission December 2018

First submission December 2017

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

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.

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

Monday April 29, 2019

Supporting documents

Second submission, April 2019

First submission, May 2018

Concept building elevations and floor plans:

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact John Vos at 519-747-8527 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.

General amendment to Zoning Bylaw No. 2018-050 (Part 1)

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 OLT. 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

June 24, 2019

Supporting documents

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.

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.

262 - 268, 274, 276, 280 Albert St.

File

 Z-19-04

Applicant

WSP Canada Group Limited, Matthew Rodrigues, 519-904-1877, matthew.rodrigues@wsp.com

Owner

2616359 Ontario Inc.

Location

262, 264, 268, 274, 276, 280 Albert Street

Ward

Central-Columbia, Ward 6

Staff contact

John Vos and Dominik Simpson

Request

The applicant is requesting the following amendments to Zoning Bylaw 2018-050:

  • increase the density to 566 bedrooms per hectare (in accordance with Section 37 of the Planning Act), whereas 250 bedrooms per hectare is permitted

  • remove the holding (H) symbol from the subject land

  • allow a portion of the building (floors 3 - 6) to extend into the daylight triangle at the corner of the property
  • require 56% of the building façade to be within 5 metres of Albert Street, where the zoning currently requires 75% of the façade
  • permit mezzanine with specific regulations

Purpose

The purpose of the requested amendments is to permit the construction of a six storey residential building. The proposed building includes 185 units, 222 bedrooms, and 78 parking spaces.

Informal public meeting

Monday, June 10, 2019.

Formal public meeting

June 22, 2020

Support documents

Staff report IPPW2020-031

Final submission, March 2020

First submission, April 2019

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.

General Amendments to Zoning By-law No. 2018-050 (Part 2)

File

 Z-19-06

Location

City wide

Staff contact

Dominik Simpson

Purpose

The City of Waterloo’s Planning Division is initiating the second phase of general amendments to the city’s Zoning Bylaw 2018-050. The first phase (Part 1) of general amendments was approved by City Council on June 24, 2019.

The objective of these general amendments (Part 2) is to further correct, update, and/or add provisions that were not reflected in Part 1 or the Zoning Bylaw approved by council on September 10, 2018. Some of the items being considered include decks, servicing, correcting mapping errors, and other minor amendments.

Informal public meeting

October 28, 2019

Formal public meeting

  • Part 2A: August 24, 2020
  • Part 2B: January 18, 2021

Supporting documents

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.

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.

Valhalla Crescent 

File

Modification to Draft Plans 30T-87056, 30T-89007, 30T91002

Applicant

Cook Homes Limited

Location

76, 86, 90 Erbsville Court

Ward

Southwest, Ward 1

Staff contact

John Vos

Request

The applicant is proposing to modify three approved draft plans of subdivision by consolidating the remaining undeveloped parts into one comprehensive plan. The current zoning permits the proposed uses so a zone change application is not required.

Purpose

The new draft plan of subdivision will include the extension of Valhalla Crescent from Paradise Crescent to Beechwood Drive.

A total of 21 single detached dwellings will front onto Valhalla Crescent, and one single detached dwelling will front onto Beechwood Drive.

The plan also includes a multi-unit residential block along Erbsville Court. The block is currently planned to be developed with 33 townhouse units.

Neighbourhood open house

August 12 2020

Letter Regarding Neighbourhood Open House (PDF)

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.

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)

Foamflower Place and Raspberry Place (Vista Hills)

File

Z-21-05

Applicant

Activia Holding Inc.

Location

142 Foamflower Place and Blocks 36, 37, & 61 on Draft Plan 30T-05402

Ward

Northwest, Ward 2

Staff contact

John Vos

Request and purpose:

Activa Holdings Inc. is proposing to construct stacked townhouses with a height of 12 metres (3 storeys). The lands are dual zoned “Residential Six – Freehold Townhouse” (R6-FT) and “Residential Nine” (R9).

The R9 zone permits stacked townhouses with a maximum height of 10 metres and apartment buildings with a maximum height of 12 metres. The Minor Zoning Amendment application proposes to increase the height of the stacked townhouses to 12 metres through Section 37 of the Planning Act (Height/Density Bonusing).

Formal public meeting:

June 28, 2021

Supporting documents (PDFs)

635 Erb St. W. and 12 Westhill Dr. (Holding Removal)

File

Z-21-07

Applicant

LPMR (635 Erb) GP INC

Location

635 Erb Street West & 12 Westhill Drive

Ward

Southwest, Ward 1

Staff contact

John Vos

Request and purpose:

LPMR (635 Erb) GP Inc. 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, specifically:

  1. A detailed Noise Study evaluating stationary noise impacts both on the proposed development (re: traffic noise) and emanating from the proposed development (re: mechanical equipment).
  2. A Transportation Impact Study which will evaluate:
    • transportation impacts on surrounding low rise residential lands and streets
    • safety related to active transportation infrastructure in proximity to the site
    • the driveway for the site relative to Westhill Drive
    • impacts on 7 Westhill Drive (including the Westhill Drive driveway, internal private road network, and emergency access)
    • pedestrian connections to the north side of Erb Street West.

The applicant is proposing to construct a multi-unit residential development comprised of 5 stacked townhouse blocks, 2 13-storey apartment buildings, and a shared recreation/amenity building.

Formal public meeting

September 13, 2021

Staff report - IPPW2021-054

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.

93-119 Roger St.

File

Z-21-11

Applicant

Reid’s Heritage Homes

Location

93-119 Roger St.

Ward

Uptown, Ward 7

Staff contact

John Vos

Request

The applicant is proposing to amend the City's zoning by-law by removing the "H" Holding provision from the property.

The property will be zoned to:

  • Residential Mixed-Use Twenty (RMU-20)
  • Residential Four (R4)
  • Open Space (OS1)
  • site specific regulation C190.

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

  • verification that a Record of Site Condition has been accepted by the Province of Ontario
  • demonstrate that the development is consistent with:
    • The City’s official plan
    • The City’s urban design manual
    • Site specific urban design directives contained in report IPPW2018-005
  • Detailed noise study which evaluates stationary noise impacts on the proposed development and emanating from the proposed development (such as mechanical equipment).

Purpose

This application is for Phase 2 of the development. The overall development includes 2, 6 storey multi-unit residential buildings and 7 stacked townhouse buildings with a total of 248 residential units and 420 bedrooms.

Two parks proposed are:

  • easterly park will form part of the development as privately owned and publicly accessible
  • westerly park will be dedicated to the City for a new public park.

Formal Public Meeting: To be determined

Supporting documents:

If you require documents in an alternative format please contact John Vos 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

To be determined

 

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 initiating housekeeping amendments to the City’s Official Plan, 2012 and Zoning By-law 2018-050. The objective of the amendments are to clarify, update, and/or add provisions that respond to minor issues and new planning legislation.

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

Amendments under consideration include:

Official Plan, 2012

  • in response to industry needs, allowing more flexibility within the Business Employment Designation
  • expand and clarify permissions around additional residential units pursuant to Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019
  • enabling permissions to delegate authority of minor planning decisions to staff (such as temporary use by-laws, the lifting of holding symbols, and other minor zoning by-law amendments) pursuant to Bill 13, Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021 
  • clarify VisitAble Housing
  • expanding criteria for re-designating lands within Commercial land use designations, similar to policy 10.1.1 (12)
  • exploring polices to enable a new Community Benefit Charge framework
  • enabling Council to approve additional density in exchange for the provision of affordable housing units
  • Special Provision Area (SPA) amendments, as required, to correct errors
  • other housekeeping matters as may be identified during consultation

Zoning By-law 2018-050

  • changes resulting from Official Plan Amendments to ensure alignment between the Official Plan and Zoning By-law
  • in order to allow for a broader range of “missing middle” units to be constructed in the City, permitting triplex units within the Residential Mixed Use-20 and Residential Mixed Use-30 zones
  • clarifying definitions, correcting errors, removing ambiguities, and filling in missing information throughout by-law
  • site specific amendments, as required, to correct errors
  • other housekeeping matters as may be identified during consultation

Informal Public Meeting

March 7, 2022

Formal Public Meeting

To be determined

Supporting Documents

Pending

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.