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Public Meeting - Planning Committee

June 11, 2013 -

City of Kingston Planning Committee

Notice of a Public Meeting Regarding a Proposed Amendment to the City of Kingston Zoning By-Law No. 8499
A Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Purpose and Effect of the Proposed Amendment: The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to remove provisions from Zoning By-law 8499 that provide for the conversion of single family homes to two-unit and multi-unit dwellings. These provisions potentially provide the opportunity to avoid regulatory review and public consultation.

Recently, applications have been made to convert single family homes in certain zones into multi-unit dwellings using regulations that allow for as-of-right conversion.  An as-of-right development is a development that complies with all applicable zoning regulations and does not require any discretionary action (e.g. variance). The proposed Zoning Amendment will remove sections related to converting single family homes to two-unit and multi-unit dwellings.

The sections include Sections 5.23 – Conversion of a One-Family Dwelling to a Multiple-
Family Dwelling and 5.23(A) - Conversion of a One-Family Dwelling to a Two-Family Dwelling of the City of Kingston Zoning By-law No. 8499. Portions of other sections that refer to 5.23 and 5.23(A) are proposed to be removed for consistency including Section 5.3A(b)(ii)(c) regarding off-street vehicle parking; Section 6.2(b) regarding uses permitted in an A Zone; Section 6.3(a)(i) regarding minimum lot area; and any other references to Sections 5.23 and 5.23(A).

This Amendment is being requested to ensure the following:
a) Official Plan policies can be implemented;
b) No adverse effects are created by the proposed additional units;
c) The functional needs of the proposed units are met; and
d) Public consultation is included in the process.

The inclusion of an additional or multiple units is not precluded by this change. Additional units can proceed if they meet the intent of the Official Plan, including Secondary Unit policies, as well as the Zoning By-law provisions for the respective zone. Should the proposed development not meet the provisions of the zone, proponents have the opportunity to submit a Zoning By-law Amendment and, in most cases, a Site Plan Control application, that provides a rationale for the intended change, as well as detailed supporting information about how the functional needs and adverse effects are being addressed. This would also allow for public consultation in the matter.

Key Map: A key map has not been included as the proposed amendments are to specific provisions of By-Law No. 8499 and do not affect specific properties.

Additional information about the proposed amendment can be viewed at the office of the Planning and Development Department at 1211 John Counter Blvd., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Enquiries may be made by telephoning Chris Wicke, Senior Planner, (613) 546-4291, ext. 3242.

Written comments regarding the proposed amendment may be sent to the Planning and Development Department via:

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
E-mail: cwicke@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 By-Law Amendment. The Planning Committee will receive a preliminary information report with respect to the proposed amendment at the Public Meeting, which will be available to the public on the City's website at www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/planning-committee on June 28, 2013.
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 proposed
amendment.

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.

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 by-law 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 by-law 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 by-law amendment, or the refusal of a request to amend the by-law, you must make a written request to:

City of Kingston
Planning and Development Department
Attention: Grant C. Bain, Director of Planning and Development
216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

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 the Planning and Development Department, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3.

DATED at Kingston, Ontario
this 11th day of June, 2013.

John Bolognone
City Clerk