<br />PLANNING & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COMMITTEE MINUTES
<br />MAY 13, 2019 CITY OF KITCHENER
<br />The Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee met this date, commencing at 4:55 p.m.
<br />Present: Councillor S. Marsh, Chair
<br />Councillors D. Chapman, S. Davey, K. Galloway-Sealock, J. Gazzola, B. Ioannidis, M.
<br />Johnston, C. Michaud, D. Schnider and P. Singh.
<br />Staff: M. May, Deputy CAO & General Manager, Community Services
<br /> J. Readman, General Manager, Development Services
<br /> C. Bluhm, Executive Director, Economic Development
<br /> A. Pinard, Director, Planning
<br /> L. Tansley, Assistant City Solicitor
<br /> D. Ross, Manager, Development Review
<br /> M. Love, Manager, Service Coordination and Improvement
<br /> J. vonWesterholt, Senior Planner
<br /> A. Pinnell, Planner
<br /> C. Dumart, Junior Planner
<br /> R. Kelly-Ruetz, Technical Assistant
<br /> D. Saunderson, Committee Administrator
<br /> J. Rodrigues, Committee Administrator
<br />1. DSD-19-106 - CRoZBy - NEW ZONING BY-LAW (STAGE 1)
<br /> - DEFERRED ITEMS: URBAN GROWTH CENTRE BONUSING/ZONING
<br />The Committee considered Development Services Department report DSD-19-106, dated May
<br />3, 2019, regarding the Urban Growth Centre bonusing provisions proposed through the
<br />Comprehensive Review of the Zoning By-law (CRoZBy) that were deferred at the April 29, 2019
<br />Council meeting. Mr. B. Sloan presented the Report. Mr. A. Pinard and Mr. C. Bluhm were in
<br />attendance to respond to questions from the Committee.
<br />Mr. J. Minnes, Gowling WLG LLP, addressed the Committee on behalf of various property
<br />owners, specifically the properties municipally addressed as 32 Duke Street East, 2-22 Duke
<br />Street East, 49 Queen Street North, and 84 Frederick Street. He noted staff were in receipt of
<br />individual written submissions for each of the subject properties. He requested Council consider
<br />deferring approval of the new Zoning By-law until the Province has finalized Bill 108, stating in
<br />his opinion it is premature to approve bonusing and new Zoning regulations, pending the
<br />outcome of the proposed Provincial changes.
<br />Ms. S. Ahn, Shuh, Cline & Grossman LLP, addressed the Committee in opposition to approving
<br />the proposed Zoning for the properties municipally addressed as 17 Weber Street West and
<br />149-151 Ontario Street North/21 Weber Street West. She stated is one of the owners of 17
<br />Weber Street West and they only received notice on May 10, 2019 that their Zoning was
<br />proposed to be changed. She indicated they have a number of concerns regarding the proposed
<br />Zoning for their property and the adjacent property 149-151 Ontario Street North/21 Weber
<br />Street West, which is currently being proposed to be a 21-storey building with 0-off street parking
<br />spaces. She requested additional time to consult with professional planners and the City on the
<br />proposed impacts of the new Zoning By-law.
<br />Ms. A. Petrovic addressed the Committee in support of affordable housing initiatives being
<br />proposed through the bonusing provisions of the new Zoning By-law.
<br />In response to questions, Mr. B. Sloan advised Planning staff would have no objections to
<br />increasing the bonusing provisions for affordable housing. He stated affordable housing has
<br />been identified as a Council priority, noting if it was Councils wish to elevate the priority, the
<br />proposed bonusing could be increased.
<br />On motion by Councillor K.Galloway-Sealock -
<br />it was resolved:
<br />That Sections 6 (Urban Growth Centre) and 4.3 (Bonusing) of the new Zoning By-law
<br />(Stage 1) and associated mapping attached as Appendix D to report DSD-19-049 be
<br />approved as Amendment No.1 to By-law 2019-051 subject to the following minor updates: