On Thursday, Councillor Chapman posted on social media quoting Aurora’s Mayor Tom Mrakas regarding upholding Provincially approved Official Plans. Councillor Chapman said: “This would change the landscape substantially. A lot of work is put into official plans and yet they are easily amended. The current LPAT process has made it harder for residents to appeal planning decisions in defence of their city’s official plan. ‘Municipalities … Continue reading Councillor Chapman OP comment hits home
Mayor Vrbanovic, CouncillorsI would ask please that on Monday evening Councillors defer this matter, after listening specifically to delegations that may question the process undertaken to date with respect to this development application. The staff report makes much of a “Neighbourhood Working Group” and I ask that Councillors listen carefully to delegations from this group as to how they view the process that has been … Continue reading Mill St – Letter from John MacDonald
Much has changed in a year on this project, some for the better, however there are issues that are still not being addressed (such as the excessive size/scale) or issues not yet understood (incompatibility/ disruption to the neighbourhood, heritage demolition, impact on adjacent sensitive zones, planning staff recommendation of the zone change request, not enough affordable housing provided (3%), dislodging nearly 20 tenants etc.) It is challenging to review and … Continue reading 19-41 Mill St
You are invited to attend the upcoming Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting which will include discussion of the proposed development of 19-41 Mill St and the developer’s proposed official plan amendment and zoning bylaw amendments. Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. live-stream video available at kitchener.ca/watchnow A number of individuals and organizations are presenting at this meeting in an attempt to stop a … Continue reading Important Meeting for Large Development on Mill Street.
Before Dr. Gail Pool’s presentation, I wanted to add what City Council officially passed for context. City Council October 5 2020 Agenda “NEW BUSINESS – a. Affordable Housing – Councillor B. Ioannidis has given notice that he will introduce the following motion for consideration this date: WHEREAS the City of Kitchener recognizes the importance of strong and diverse neighbourhoods where residents can grow and thrive; … Continue reading Inclusionary Zoning presentation from delegate Dr. Gail Pool
The City of Kitchener City Council votes on implementing Inclusionary Zoning Monday September 28 2020. Get the agenda here. Are you concerned with KW’s soaring real estate prices and your quality of life? Or have you become apathetic to it all? To quote a DTK neighbour they “downgraded” moving from Toronto, therefore it’s only natural for Kitchener residents to be displaced for housing as well. … Continue reading Housing Strategy
Zoning & Density Requirements Example for DTK Continue reading What is the Big Picture?
I was born in the summer of 1947, after the coldest English winter on record. My parents, who had grown up in the poorer housing of inner Liverpool, were on the housing list and, newly married, had moved in to what was a new estate on the outskirts of the city in the late 1930s. The estate – what we would call a subdivision – … Continue reading On the Right to Adequate Housing
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New developments have caused a polarizing in the city and we are here to discuss it. Cover all the facts that are presented by homeowners as well as developers at city council. Zoning In December 2019 City Council was overfilled with residents voicing their concerns for the zone changes happening to their home. Over the next few years, City Planners will attack each neighbourhood throughout the … Continue reading New Developments