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PLANNING & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COMMITTEE MINUTES <br />NOVEMBER 5, 2018 -26- CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br />2. DSD-18-127 - 114-120 VICTORIA STREET SOUTH INC. REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION TO <br /> MORATORIUM (CONTD) <br /> <br />Councillor P. Singh declared a pecuniary interest with respect to the request for exemption to <br />the moratorium as members of his family own property in the subject area. Accordingly, he did <br />not participate in any discussion or voting regarding this matter. <br /> <br />Councillor B. Ioannidis assumed the Chair. <br /> <br />On motion by Councillor K. Galloway-Sealock <br />it was resolved: <br /> <br />That in accordance with Planning Act Section 45 (1.3 & 1.4) applications for minor variances <br />shall be permitted for the lands municipally addressed as 114-120 Victoria Street South as <br />depicted on the location map attached to Development Services Department report DSD-18- <br />127. <br /> <br />3. DSD-18-143 - VISION STATEMENT FOR 152 SHANLEY STREET <br /> <br />The Committee considered Development Services Department report DSD-18-143, dated <br />October 16, 2018, recommending adoption of the Vision Statement for the property municipally <br />addressed as 152 Shanley Street and the release of the Statement as part of the tax sale <br />advertisement to support future redevelopment of the property. Ms. T. Malone-Wright presented <br />the Report and responded to questions from the Committee. <br /> <br />Mr. A. Rimmer addressed the Committee in opposition to the Vision Statement. He expressed <br />concerns with a building of this scale, the remediation of the subject property, and the <br />outstanding taxes related to the site. <br /> <br />Mr. J. Noel addressed the Committee in support of the Vision Statement, noting he believes <br />property values will increase in the neighbourhood with the development of the subject land. <br /> <br />Mr. C. Baehr addressed the Committee in opposition to the Vision Statement. He expressed <br />concerns with additional traffic and noise, the loss of backyard privacy, protecting the existing <br />heritage character of the neighbourhood, shade, and the overall size and height of the building. <br />He advised he is amenable to the clean-up and redevelopment of the subject property but not a <br />redevelopment of the size and scale outlined in the proposed Vision Statement. He further noted <br />the design concepts generated at the charrette and resulting vision were developed by those <br />who do not live adjacent to the subject property. <br /> <br />In response to questions from the Committee, Mr. Baehr indicated he would not object to a <br />redevelopment if the size and height of the existing building was maintained. He stated he would <br />prefer to leave the subject property vacant if the application for redevelopment was proposing a <br />6-storey building. He noted he believes planting additional trees in his backyard would not <br />increase privacy from a 6-storey building. <br /> <br />Ms. C. Owens addressed the Committee in support of the Vision Statement, noting a number of <br />neighbourhood residents were amenable to the design and felt it reflected what was discussed <br />at the charrette. She requested staff limit the building height to under 6-storeys and maintain the <br />heritage character of the subject property to reflect the character of the existing neighbourhood. <br /> <br />In response to questions from the Committee, Mr. A. Pinard advised the Vision Statement is <br />intended to provide a level of certainty to a prospective owner of what the neighbourhood is <br />willing to accept for redevelopment of the subject property. He noted the Statement will <br />accompany the next tax sale, stating an applicant still has the opportunity to submit an alternative <br />design for the redevelopment of the subject property. He further indicated the subject property <br />is currently zoned low-rise residential and permits a 4-storey building, noting a Zone Change <br />and Official Plan amendment would be required to achieve the proposal outlined in the Vision <br />Statement. <br /> <br />Councillor S. Davey brought forward a motion to approve the recommendation as outlined in <br />Report DSD-18-143. <br /> <br /> <br />