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OMB Pre-Hearing Updates

On November 22 and 23 the OMB held pre-hearings on three matters in Kingston this blog post aims to provide updates on the pre-hearings held:

Update on OMB appeals of the Official Plan

On November 23, 2017 a pre-hearing conference was held in Council Chambers, City Hall, to establish a procedure to hear five (5) appeals against Official Plan Amendment Number 50 (OPA 50). OPA 50 relates to a comprehensive, five-year, update to the City’s Official Plan. During the pre-hearing, the Board approved of an order to dismiss one of the appeals, being a site-specific appeal made by JSM Corporation (Ontario) Ltd. With respect to the remaining four appeals, nine (9) members of the public have requested “participant” status while one member of the public, representing “Building Kingston’s Future”, has requested “party” status.

A date for the hearing will be set by the Board during a subsequent pre-hearing teleconference, which is scheduled to occur on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 9:00am.  Additional details regarding the hearing can be found on the Ontario Municipal Board website www.omb.gov.on.ca (Case Number PL170975). Those seeking information pertaining to the remaining appeals, including the formal letters of appeal, are asked to contact the OMB Case Coordinator, Planner, Jason Kwan at Jason.c.kwan@ontario.ca (416-326-6775).

 

Update on OMB appeal for Point St. Mark Drive (former Rideau Marina)

On November 22, 2017 a pre-hearing conference was held in Council Chambers, City Hall, to establish a procedure to hear the appeals against Official Plan Amendment Application (D09-005-2013) and Zoning By-law Amendment Application (D14-012-2013). The original Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by the applicant (Homestead Land Holdings Limited) proposed an 8 storey residential apartment building with 95 dwelling units at 48A Point St. Mark Drive. On March 13, 2017 a revised technical submission was received by the City of Kingston for the subject site, which amended the proposed development to a 7 storey residential apartment building with 95 dwelling units.    

During the pre-hearing, the Board granted thirty-two (32) members of the public “participant” status while one (1) member of the public representing “Building Kingston’s Future” was granted “party” status.     

A date for the hearing will be set by the Board during a subsequent pre-hearing teleconference, which is scheduled to occur on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Additional details regarding the hearing can be found on the Ontario Municipal Board website www.omb.gov.on.ca (Case Number PL170712). Those seeking information pertaining to the appeals are asked to contact the OMB Case Coordinator, Planner, Jason Kwan at Jason.c.kwan@ontario.ca (416-326-6775).

 

Update on OMB appeal for North Block District – blocks 3 &5 (51-57 Queen Street and18 Queen Street/ 282 Ontario Street)

On November 22, 2017 a pre-hearing conference was held in Council Chambers, City Hall, to establish a procedure to hear the appeal against Official Plan Amendment Application (D09-039-2015) and Zoning By-law Amendment Application (D14-146-2015). The original Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by the applicant (Homestead Land Holdings Limited) proposed a 21 storey mixed use building with 200 dwelling units and some retail/commercial office space at 18 Queen Street and 282 Ontario Street and a 21 storey residential building with 180 dwelling units and a municipal parking garage at 51-57 Queen Street. On May 29, 2017 a revised technical submission was received by the City of Kingston which amended the proposed development to a 19 storey mixed use building with 200 dwelling units and ground floor commercial uses along King Street at 18 Queen Street and 282 Ontario Street and a 17 storey mixed use building with 200 dwelling units and ground floor commercial uses along King Street at 51-57 Queen Street.      

During the pre-hearing, the Board granted nine (9) members of the public “participant” status while three (3) members of the public; “Building Kingston’s Future”, “Frontenac Heritage Foundation” and “Liquor Control Board of Ontario” were granted “party” status.     

A date for the hearing will be set by the Board during a subsequent pre-hearing teleconference, which is scheduled to occur on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 11:00am. Additional details regarding the hearing can be found on the Ontario Municipal Board website www.omb.gov.on.ca (Case Number PL170714). Those seeking information pertaining to the remaining appeals, including the formal letters of appeal, are asked to contact the OMB Case Coordinator, Planner, Jason Kwan at Jason.c.kwan@ontario.ca (416-326-6775).

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