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Public Meeting - Planning Committee - Zoning Bylaw Amendments

September 27, 2016 -

Notice of a public meeting regarding a proposed amendment to zoning bylaws numbered 8499, 96-259, 76-26, 97-102, and 32-74

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Address of property: City-wide
Applicant: The Corporation of the City of Kingston
City File Number: D14-032-2016

Purpose and effect of the proposed amendment:

To implement legislated provincial requirements for accessible parking required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and make minor administrative revisions to parking requirements in the A zone of Zoning Bylaw 8499.

The City of Kingston is undertaking an amendment to the five zoning bylaws to address two parking issues.

  1. The amendment will ensure that the minimum province-wide standards for accessible parking required by the AODA are implemented by updating the dimensions and rates of provision for off-street accessible parking facilities for new development and redevelopment.
  2. It will clarify parking requirements for non-residential uses in the A zone of Zoning Bylaw 8499, and it will correct an error in a parking area requirement.

Summary of proposed revisions:

  • Introduce two sizes of accessible parking spaces: Type A (van-accessible) measuring 3.4 metres wide; and Type B measuring 2.7 metres wide
  • Introduce a required access aisle of 1.5 metres
  • Revise the way that accessible parking rates are calculated
  • Require at least one accessible parking space where publicly accessible parking is required
  • Require an accessible parking space in a broader range of land-use types
  • Amend the required vertical clearance for parking spaces from 2.9 metres to 2.1 metres for standard spaces and retain a vertical clearance of 2.9 metres for accessible parking spaces
  • Apply the existing general parking provisions to non-residential uses to the "A" zones
  • Increase the current limit of parking from 30 square metres to 40 square metres to meet bylaw requirements for two regular size parking stalls

Key map: As this is a City-wide amendment, no description of the subject land or a key map is provided.

Other applications: The City is also now undertaking a municipality-wide update to the Official Plan under Section 26 of the Planning Act; and an amendment to the commercial policies of the Official Plan (File Number D09-002-2016). Many site-specific development applications in the City are in process. For a complete list, contact the planning division at 613-546-4291, ext. 3180.

Additional information about the proposed amendment can be viewed at the planning division, 1211 John Counter Blvd., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or online at www.CityofKingston.ca/DASH – the Development and Services Hub. Questions? Call Chris Wicke, senior planner, 613-546-4291, ext. 3242.

For more information, including how to preserve your appeal rights, contact the planning division.

Planning division contact information:

Mail: 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Fax: 613-542-9965
Email: cwicke@cityofkingston.ca
Phone: 613-546-4291, ext.3242.

Written comments for or against this change may be sent to the planning division by mail, email or fax.

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.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 at https://www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/committees-boards/planning-committee on Oct. 15. 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 amendment.

Please note: 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 www.CityofKingston.ca. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the director of the planning, building and licensing services, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2Z3.

Dated: at Kingston Ontario
this 27th day of September, 2016.

John Bolognone
City clerk