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PLANNING & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COMMITTEE MINUTES <br />JUNE 10, 2019 -15- CITY OF KITCHENER <br /> <br />3. DSD-19-133 - NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING REVIEW: HIDDEN VALLEY LAND USE <br /> MASTER PLAN (CONTD) <br /> <br />Councillor S. Marsh advised that contrary to what was indicated in the Planning and Strategic <br />Initiatives agenda for this date, this is not a formal public hearing for the Hidden Valley Land Use <br />Master Plan. She further noted formal public hearings will be scheduled throughout future <br />phases of the Plan. <br /> <br />Mr. G. Nicholls addressed the Committee on behalf of the Friends of Hidden Valley group, stating <br />in his opinion the Hidden Valley property is an opportunity to maintain an adequate amount of <br />green space for City of Kitchener residents living in close proximity to the new high-rise <br />developments in the downtown core. <br /> <br />Mr. M. Rodrigues addressed the Committee in support of the Hidden Valley Land Use Master <br />Plan, requesting Council and staff to consider several items with regard to incorporating active <br />transportation objectives into the Plan being: the Secondary Plan aligns with the <br />recommendations and policies outlined in the Cycling and Trails Master Plan; the Complete <br />Street Guidelines inform the street typologies in the Hidden Valley area and that innovative <br />street-scape guidelines be explored; protected and well-planned cycling routes be established <br />at the Fairway ION station; road cross-sections and intersections be planned with cyclists, <br />pedestrians and transit at front of mind; and, connection be made to existing cycling corridors <br />and trail linkages. <br /> <br />Mr. N. Taylor addressed the Committee in opposition to the Hidden Valley Land Use Master <br />Plan, expressing his concerns with the amount of protected environmental land proposed in the <br />Plan. <br /> <br />Ms. D. Mouton addressed the Committee on behalf Grand River Environmental Network <br />(GREN), expressing concern with the loss of ecosystem services in the Hidden Valley area. She <br />noted the Hidden Valley Land Use Master Plan should value and protect the ecosystem services <br />and requested all current and future studies on the subject property articulate a cost-benefit <br />analysis of the ecosystem services. <br /> <br />Ms. H. Domagala, Pearl Valley Development Corporation, addressed the Committee on behalf <br />of the property owner in support of the Hidden Valley Land Use Master Plan and staff <br />recommendation. <br /> <br />Mr. P. Benninger, President of Pearl Valley Development Corporation and property owner, <br />addressed the Committee in support of the Hidden Valley Land Use Master Plan and staff <br />recommendation. <br /> <br /> The following motion was voted on and was Carried Unanimously on a recorded vote. <br /> <br />On motion by Councillor J. Gazzola- <br />it was resolved: <br /> <br />That the Hidden Valley Master Plan, attached to Development Services Department <br />report DSD-19--initiated <br />Secondary Plan (Official Plan Amendment), Zoning By-law Amendment, supporting <br />technical studies and Wastewater (Sanitary) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment <br />in 2020 <br /> <br />The Committee recessed at 5:17 p.m. and reconvened at 7:02 p.m., Chaired by Councillor S. Marsh <br />with all members present, except Councillor B. Ioannidis. <br /> <br />Councillor S. Marsh advised this is a formal public meeting to consider applications under the Planning <br />Act. If a person or public body that would otherwise have an ability to appeal a decision of the City of <br />Kitchener to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, but the person or public body does not make oral <br />submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Kitchener before the By- <br />law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />