City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 9 Meeting?

Spring may be construction season, but there’s not a lot of a lot of building coming up at this month’s planning meeting. While one big-ish project comes back for final approval, another one hits the first step to get public and council feedback. Also, the planning for the future redevelopment of an area in the Ward comes back to council for further consultation.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting via telephone, but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday May 6. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: The meeting will be the open to the public, but if you would like to follow it from home, you will still be live-stream the meeting on the City of Guelph’s website here.

710 Woolwich Street Decision Report – You may have noticed the fencing in front of the Beer Store on Woolwich Street. It’s in preparation for this decision. The application came forward last September to build 96 new stacked townhouses in four groups of buildings with 24 units in each group, plus a new Beer Store building. Staff are endorsing the plan.

Statutory Public Meeting Report 205-213 Speedvale Ave E Proposed Official Plan Amendment File OZS22-003 – This is a proposal may seem familiar, a plan to take three single-detached dwellings and replace them with a new three-storey apartment complex with 21-units, plus a fourth single-detached dwelling will be converted into three-units. That original plan came forward in September 2019, but since then there’s been some changes including no more driveway on Speedvale, a different parking layout and building entrance, changes to building elevation, and an additional half-storey on the building height. Since this is the statutory public meeting for this development, no final decisions will be made and council will only vote to receive the report.

York Road and Elizabeth Street Urban Design Concepts Recommendation Report – This is the latest phase in developing a plan for future redevelopment in the area of York and Elizabeth. Feedback from the general public indicated that people wanted streetscape improvements to focus on more cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, more support for greenspace and parkland, and a request to better clarify the transition from employment lands to residential. The recommended design concepts are meant to inform potential future development in three key portions of the study area so that there’s a cohesive visions for all future intensification.

See the complete agenda on the City of Guelph website here

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