News & Public Notices
Notice of Adoption of an Official Plan Amendment by the Corporation of the City of Kingston
October 14, 2014 -
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston passed By-Law No. 2014-172 "A By-Law to Amend the Official Plan of the City of Kingston (Amendment Number 28, Commercial Policies of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan)" on October 7, 2014 under Section 17 of the Planning Act.
PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF BY-LAW: The purpose and effect of the By-law to amend the City of Kingston Official Plan is to implement the recommendations of the Commercial Policy Review of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan (June 2014).
A review of the commercial structure and policies in the Rideau Community Secondary Plan was undertaken by the Planning and Development Department at the request of Council by resolution passed at the December 3, 2013 Council meeting. Sorensen Gravely Lowes Planning Associates Inc. in association with urbanMetrics Inc. was retained by the City to undertake a review of the commercial structure and policies of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan and to provide recommendations. The Commercial Policy Review of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan was completed in June 2014.
The following is a summary of the changes to Section 10B, Rideau Community Secondary Plan in the City of Kingston Official Plan:
- Deletion of the Shopping Centre Commercial, Neighbourhood Centre, and Village Centre designations and removing references to these designations throughout the Rideau Community Secondary Plan;
- Replacing the Shopping Centre Commercial policies with site-specific Neighbourhood Commercial policies for the existing Barriefield Centre property and the adjacent car wash facility;
- Introduction of the District Commercial designation for the Rideau Town Centre lands and adjacent vacant lands, and for an additional commercial node on the west side of Highway 15 at Rose Abbey Drive;
- Revisions to the Special Study Area policies to remove the reference to the Village Centre designation;
- Revisions to the Residential policies to permit community facilities such as elementary schools, secondary schools, day care centres, and places of worship; and
- Revisions to the intent and Goals contained within the Rideau Community Secondary Plan in line with the above changes and to direct major commercial development to the District Commercial designation with the intent to form two distinct commercial focal areas.
The Official Plan Amendment also includes the following modifications to Schedule RC-1, Rideau Community Secondary Plan:
- Redesignation of lands currently designated Shopping Centre Commercial to site-specific Neighbourhood Commercial designations;
- Redesignation of lands currently designated Neighbourhood Centre to the Low Density Residential designation;
- Redesignation of the commercial portion of the existing Village Centre designation to the District Commercial designation, and the remaining lands within the existing Village Centre designation to the Medium Density Residential designation; and
- Redesignation of lands on the west side of Highway 15 at Rose Abbey Drive from Low Density Residential and site-specific Medium Density Residential to the District Commercial designation.
Key Map: The amendment applies to the geographic area of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan. A key map is provided at the end of this notice that shows the area where the amendment applies.
For the property known as 1200 Highway 15, the designation on Schedule RC-1 shall not be in force until such time as the Ontario Municipal Board issues its ruling on the Application for Official Plan Amendment (City file number D09-062-2011) at which time the Official Plan shall be amended by order of the Ontario Municipal Board.
The following properties within the geographic area of the Rideau Community Secondary Plan are the subject of an application under the Planning Act for an amendment to Zoning By-law No. 32-74, or for approval of a plan of subdivision:
- 1396 Highway 15 – Application for Final Plan of Subdivision, File number D12-009-2013
- River's Edge, ARN 101109005001000 – Application for Final Plan of Subdivision, File number D12-006-2013
- 1138-1232 Highway 15 – Applications for Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision, File numbers D14-239-2012 and D12-068-2012
- 1200 Highway 15 – Application for Zoning By-law Amendment, File number D14-226-2011 (under appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board)
- 48A Point St. Mark Dr.– Application for Zoning By-law Amendment, File number D14-012-2013
AND TAKE NOTICE that By-Law No. 2014-172, and information respecting said By-Law and the proposed amendment to the Official Plan are available in the Planning and Development Department, 1211 John Counter Blvd., Kingston, ON, during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by calling Sukriti Agarwal, Senior Planner, at 613-546-4291, ext. 3217.
AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in respect of the By-Law by filing with the Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kingston, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3, not later than 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd day of November, 2014, a Notice of Appeal setting out the reasons for the appeal of the By-Law, the specific part of the proposed Official Plan Amendment to which the appeal applies, and the reasons for the appeal. Any appeal submitted to the City of Kingston for referral to the Ontario Municipal Board must be accompanied by a fee payment in the amount of $125.00 payable to the Minister of Finance.
AND TAKE NOTICE that the proposed Official Plan Amendment is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The decision of Council is final if a Notice of Appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a Notice of Appeal.
Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the approval authority to the Ontario Municipal Board. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the amendment was adopted, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Ontario Municipal Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.
NOTE: THE LAST DAY FOR FILING OBJECTIONS WILL BE November 3, 2014. The Objection Must Be Received No Later Than 4:30 p.m. on This Date In Order To Be Valid.
DATED at the City of Kingston
this 14th day of October, 2014
John Bolognone, City Clerk
City of Kingston