There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents. This newsletter section is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active development applications in the ward, but a brief synopsis of select applications. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have questions about applications described below or questions about an application that is not included here.
A good general resource related to Land Use Planning can be found on the Minstry of Municipal Affirs website at www.ontario.ca/document/citizens-guide-land-use-planning
1. Omnibus Zoning By-law Amendments – Downtown Area
On October 16th there will be a Council Public Meeting to discuss a proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment for the Village Core in order to help facilitate revitalization of the area, new development, and business uses. This will assist landowners in the area to have more choices that are available to them when leasing out their spaces and is intended to open up opportunities for a more streamlined process to promote a greater variety of businesses to locate in the Village Core. Combined with the newly expanded Community Improvement Plan that gives owners financial incentives to complete facade improvements to their properties, it is hoped and expected that much needed and overdue revitalization of this area may happen at a faster pace than in the past.