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Notice of a public meeting and complete planning application regarding a proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment

July 14, 2015 -

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Purpose and effect of the application: The purpose of the public meeting is to provide general information regarding an application for Zoning Bylaw amendments to modify the existing Secondary Suite Pilot Project Area. The proposed changes would remove the neighbourhood known as Westbrook and the rural area surrounding Westbrook from the areas permitting as-of-right second residential units and require the removal of a holding symbol prior to permitting a secondary residential unit in those areas. The proposed changes would also introduce a Zoning Bylaw amendment to implement Official Plan policies in specified areas within the urban boundary of Kingston east (the former Township of Pittsburgh) to permit secondary residential units.

The requested Zoning Bylaw amendments amends zoning definitions and Schedule ‘C' of the former Township of Pittsburgh Zoning Bylaw Number 32-74 and also amends Schedule ‘A' of the former Township of Kingston Zoning Bylaw Number 76-26.

Address of property: The changes to the zoning bylaws will affect the Westbrook neighbourhood and surrounding rural areas as well as areas within the urban boundary of Kingston east also referred to as the former Township of Pittsburgh.

Name of applicant: City of Kingston housing and social services department
City file number: D14-133-2015

Additional information about the application can be viewed at the office of the planning division at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Tony Gkotsis, intermediate planner, 613-546-4291 ext. 3188.

Written comments regarding this application may be sent to the planning division by way of:

Mail:216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
Email: tgkotsis@cityofkingston.ca

Public consultation: Anyone may attend the public meeting and make a verbal statement, and/or submit comments in writing, either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the council of the Corporation of the City of Kingston to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Kingston before the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the passing of the Zoning Bylaw amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Zoning Bylaw, you must make a written request to:

City of Kingston, planning, building and licensing services
Attention: Director of planning, building and licensing services
216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

The planning committee will receive an information report with respect to the applications at the public meeting, which will be available to the public on the City of Kingston's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/planning-committee on August 1, 2015. A comprehensive report will be presented at a future meeting of the planning committee, at which time a recommendation will be made to council regarding the amendments.

Please note that City council has delegated to the planning committee the authority to hold the public meeting instead of council. All representations, both verbal and written, will be considered only by the planning committee, which will submit a committee report with its recommendations to council for a decision on the matter.

Notice of collection: Personal information collected as a result of this public meeting is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation, and will be used to assist in making a decision on this matter. All personal information (as defined by MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) names, addresses, opinions and comments collected  will be made available for public disclosure to members of the public, at the meeting, through requests, and through the website of The Corporation of the City of Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the director of planning, building and licensing services, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3.

Dated at Kingston, Ontario
this 14th day of July, 2015.

John Bolognone
City clerk