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Notice of public meeting regarding proposed amendments to the City of Kingston Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Number 8499

July 14, 2015 -

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

Purpose and effect of the application: To correct the boundary of the Williamsville Main Street shown on Schedule PS-1 of the Official Plan, and to permit surface parking facilities on properties within the Williamsville Main Street as a short-term temporary use.

There was an error in the boundary of the Williamsville Main Street special policy area shown on Schedule PS-1, adopted through Official Plan Amendment Number 21 (OPA 21) by Bylaw Number 2013-147 on July 17, 2013. This is an administrative amendment to correct the boundary line, as originally intended in the 2013 adoption of OPA 21 for the Williamsville Main Street (refer to the key map below), and as detailed in the Williamsville Main Street Study.

In addition, the City is proposing an amendment to the Williamsville Main Street Special Policy Area in Section 10E of the Official Plan, and a corresponding amendment to Zoning Bylaw Number 8499, to permit surface parking facilities as a short-term temporary use within the Williamsville Main Street. These changes will allow surface parking for on-going redevelopment along the Williamsville Main Street, and will provide time for the City to complete an overall parking strategy for the area, without altering the long-term pedestrian-oriented vision of the Williamsville Main Street.

Additional administrative amendments are also proposed to Zoning Bylaw Number 8499 related to the Williamsville Main Street. These administrative amendments include renumbering the C4 Zone in Section 23C of the Zoning Bylaw, and including a reference to the C4 Zone in Section 5.3 of the general provisions of the Zoning Bylaw regarding parking provisions.

There are a number of other site-specific development applications for properties within the Williamsville Main Street; however, the overall Williamsville Main Street Special Policy Area is not currently the subject of any other area-wide applications under the Planning Act. For a complete list of the site-specific applications in the Williamsville Main Street, please contact the planning division at the number listed below.

Additional information about the applications can be viewed at the office of the Planning Division at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Inquiries may be made by telephoning Sonya Bolton, senior planner, 613-546-4291, ext. 3237.

Written comments regarding this application may be sent to the planning division via:
Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
Email: sbolton@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 Official Plan amendment or 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 official plan amendment is adopted, or before the 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 official plan amendment is adopted, or before the 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 adoption of the Official Plan amendment and the passing of the Zoning Bylaw amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan and 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 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, ON K7L 2Z3.

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

John Bolognone
City clerk