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At the Sept. 20 planning committee meeting, staff presented a draft approach for adding an open house to the public consultation process for complex Planning Act applications. This is intended to complement and enhance the level of public participation in the planning process. There has been a great deal of interest in the planning process over the last few years and the planning team...


On Oct. 3, the North King’s Town Secondary Plan project team will be presenting the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report, and the draft land-use and built-form policies for the area. There will be three opportunities to hear updates and provide input. Residents are invited to join the Talking Circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on...


The City is seeking input on its final draft of the Community Benefit Guidelines, which allow the City to require items like affordable housing, parkland, public parking, public art or performance spaces and other similar benefits under Section 37 of the Planning Act.  The ability for the City to exchange density for added community benefits, previously known as “density bonusing,” is a...


Over the past several months, staff has been working alongside Dillon Consulting Limited on a planning framework for the Reddendale neighbourhood. The work involves the preparation of area-specific urban design guidelines and recommendations for appropriate zoning criteria for Reddendale to ensure that new development is compatible with the physical character of established residential...


Over the last four years since I’ve been the City’s Chief Planner, I’ve been asked multiple questions on the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) appeals process, the various statuses of land use matters under appeal and how the settlement process works in Ontario. I want to clearly state that I am not a lawyer, but I have developed an understanding of land use planning law through...


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<strong>Paige Agnew</strong>
Paige Agnew
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