City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the August 10 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting of city council has a couple of decision reports on two recent proposed projects, but will these decisions cause any controversy with the general public? Check out the agenda for this unusual August council meeting and find out.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 1o am on August 7. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: The meeting will be closed to the public, though it will be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

Decision Report 167 Alice Street Zoning By-Law Amendment File 0ZS19-006 Ward 1 – At the statutory planning meeting last September, council heard about the desire to re-classify the land as “Residential Single Detached” (R.1D) instead of “Specialized Industrial” (B.4-1) so that two additional single detached homes can be built on the property. Staff has decided to endorse the plan, and is asking council to endorse it too.

Decision Report 1300 Gordon Street Proposed OPA and Zoning By-Law Amendments Files OP1704 and ZC1707 – Way back in October 2017 this proposal first came to council for its statutory planning meeting. The usual objections were raised in terms of height and intensification along Gordon, but despite that the proposal remains six storeys and 32 units big. The revisions proposed by the developer means that the building has been refined to better fit the site, and it means that additional engineering and environmental work has been done to help ensure the protection of the adjacent natural corridor.

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