City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 6 Planning Meeting?

Getting back to the regular routine of council, the new horseshoe will sit down to consider planning matters for the first time this term, and the last time this year. On the agenda are two planning decision, one new planning amendment and, for old time’s sake, a sign bylaw variance to help coffee lovers make better decisions at the drive-thru!

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting in-person or via tele-presense but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday December 2. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: In addition to appearing in-person, this meeting will also be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

Decision Report 639 Eramosa Road Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law AmendmentsIn September, council heard the application to turn the site of the old Kingdom Hall for the Jehovah’s Witnesses into a new chiropractic clinic. Staff are recommending that council approve the change in zoning with a couple of minor alterations to the plan.

Sign Bylaw Variances for 158 Clair Rd E – This south end Tim Hortons wants to put in a drive-through electronic pre-sell menu and two drive-through electronic menu boards despite the fact that their specs are outside normal parameters. Staff approves of the variance since they’re just replacing some old signs in terms of placement.

Decision Report 265 Edinburgh Road North Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment File OZS20-012 – Back in January 2021, a plan came to council to turn this commercial lot into a two-storey commercial building plus two seven-storey apartment buildings for a total of 141 units. There’s been some tinkering to the plan since then and now comes the time for final approval. The proposal now calls for just the two seven-storey buildings with 188 square metres of commercial space on the ground floor. The number of units has been shaved down from 141 to 139.

140 Hadati Road Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendments Public Meeting Report – The one new proposal of this meeting, if successful, will see a commercial building along Hadati between Leacock and Upton be demolished and then replaced with 24 stacked townhouses. Approval will require some specialized regulations including increase to the maximum building height, increases to the maximum density allowed, a reduction in front yard setback, and a reduced parking provision. Since this is the statutory meeting, council only vote to receive the planning application.


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