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1916111kiIN10d,IIki011*11 <br />JANUARY 25, 2021 CITY OF KITCHENER <br />The Council of the City of Kitchener met electronically this date at 7:03 p.m. Chaired by Mayor B. <br />Vrbanovic with all members present. <br />1. COMMENCEMENT — <br />The electronic meeting began with a Land Acknowledgement given by the Mayor and the singing of "O <br />Canada." <br />Mayor B. Vrbanovic acknowledged that today marked one year since the first case of COVID-19 in <br />Canada and ten months since an emergency was declared in the City of Kitchener and throughout the <br />Waterloo Region. Mayor B. Vrbanovic paid tribute to our local health care professionals, first <br />responders, city staff, and other essential workers who have helped our community through this <br />unprecedented period. Mayor Vrbanovic also acknowledged the 9,027 individuals who have struggled <br />with a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the Waterloo Region. Mayor B. Vrbanovic ended with a moment of <br />silence to honour the 191 people locally who have died as a result of this global pandemic. <br />2. MINUTES — <br />On motion by Councillor J. Gazzola, the minutes of the regular meeting held December 14, 2020, and <br />special meetings held December 14, 2020, January 14, 2021 and January 18, 2021, as mailed to the <br />Mayor and Councillors, were accepted. <br />���]l,Yy��>;Y�1:7��]��x�i�1►1/�1:�'�1►::�:7��r�1►1��:a�r7�►1�:7�1�►/��r�1:7�:a�:7x�7�►11� <br />4. COMMUNICATIONS REFERRED TO FILE — NIL <br />5. PRESENTATIONS — NIL <br />6. DELEGATIONS — <br />6.a. Committee of the Whole Item 4 — DSD -21-008 — Zoning By-law Amendment Application <br />ZBA19/001/B/GS — 169 Borden Inc. — 155 & 169 Borden Avenue North <br />Council considered Development Services Department report DSD -21-008, dated January 11, 2021, <br />listed as Item 4 on the Committee of the Whole agenda dated this date. Council was in receipt this date <br />of comments submitted by Laura Lave relating to the Zoning By-law Amendment Application by 169 <br />Borden Inc. <br />Pierre Chauvin, VIVE Corporation, was in attendance in support of Development Services Department <br />report DSD -21-008, recommending approval of Zoning By-law Amendment Application <br />ZBA19/001/B/GS for 155 and 169 Borden Avenue North. In response to Council's questions, P. <br />Chauvin advised that, through the site plan approval process, the building location shifted slightly. This <br />shift does not change the proposed building but has reduced the retaining wall at the rear of the <br />property. <br />In response to questions, Garrett Stevenson, Senior Planner, was in attendance and explained a larger <br />retaining wall was proposed in order to allow for the most rear part of the building to be below grade for <br />parking. G. Stevenson noted during the site planning process, the building's design was changed to <br />exchange the underground parking for surface lot parking at the rear, which removed the need for <br />artificial grading. It was noted the rear lot would be a full story below the adjacent properties and with <br />landscaping and a visual barrier will buffer headlight glare on the neighbouring properties. <br />Moved by Councillor B. loannidis <br />Seconded by Councillor P. Singh <br />"That Zoning By-law Amendment Application ZBA19/001/B/GS for 169 Borden Inc. <br />requesting a change from Residential Six (R-6) and Neighbourhood Institutional (INS -1) <br />to Residential Eight with Special Regulation Provision 753R for the parcels of land <br />specified and illustrated on Map No. 1, be approved in the form shown in the "Proposed <br />By-law" dated December 5, 2020, attached to Report DSD -21-008 as Appendix "A", and <br />further, <br />