City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 14 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting at city council contains a lot of good news if you’re a developer or property owner that’s been waiting a while to get going on a project. There are three decision reports in February planning matters, plus one statutory meetings for, of all things, a new car wash in the west end.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone or video, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on February 11. 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: 77 Victoria Road North, Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments File OZS20-013 – About this time last year, council heard the application to build 24 stacked, three-storey townhouses on this 0.3 hectares just north of St. James Catholic School. City staff is fine with the developer building 18 three-storey townhouses  instead.

Decision Report: 47-75 Willow Road Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment File OZS19-014 – In the last days of the before times, the owners of the plaza at the corner of Dawson and Willow brought a plan to council to revitalize their property by tearing down a section of the plaza and building two apartment towers with commercial space on the bottom floor. City staff have approved this plan with some changes, the first floor commercial space has been reduced from a total of 1,981 square metres to 1,748, and the total number of apartment units has been reduced from a total of 130 to now just 115.

Decision Report: 7 and 9 Omar Street and 19 Alma Street North Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment File OZS19-005 – Back in the summer of 2019, this project came to a statutory planning meeting, and it was a conundrum. The land is zoned “Industrial” (B.4), but there are now two single-detached dwellings on the property so it’s not “Industrial” and a developer wanted to build two more single-detached homes on the property. The staff decision is that all this sounds fine.

Statutory Public Meeting Report: 145 Speedvale Avenue West Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment File OZS21-013 – It’s probably not the sexiest redevelopment project to come to the planning meeting, but you can’t argue that it won’t be useful. The Shell station at the corner of Speedvale and Edinburgh is looking to rejuvenate and expand by increasing the floor space of the convenience store and adding a car wash. This is the statutory planning meeting for this development, so no decisions will be made and council will only vote to receive the report.

See the complete agenda on the City of Guelph website here

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