Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Proposed Development at 593 Strasburg Road - City Review Meeting

593 Strasburg already has one high-rise apartment building and the owners are proposing to build another on the same property.  This is NOT the property at the corner of Strasburg and Block Line that has been sitting excavated for the past few years.  593 Strasburg is next door, to the North.

Below is 1) a notice of a City of Kitchener meeting to review zoning changes requested by the property owner, and 2) A letter to nearby property owners.

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593 Strasburg Road - Planning Matters

PROPERTY OWNERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES ARE INVITED
TO ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS
A PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND
AMENDMENTS TO THE KITCHENER ZONING BY-LAW
UNDER THE SECTIONS 17, 22 AND 34 OF THE PLANNING ACT

The City of Kitchener has received an application for an Official Plan Amendment to permit the lands municipally addressed as 593 Strasburg Road to be developed with a maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR) of 2.1 and permit a maximum height of 9 storeys or 24.0 metres, whichever is greater. The City has also received a Zone Change Application to allow a Multiple Dwelling to have an FSR of 2.1, allow modified step-back regulations, reduce the side yard adjacent to a walkway, regulate the underground parking garage entrance and ramp location, and grant parking relief, among other matters.

The public meeting will be held by the Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee, a Committee of Council which deals with planning matters, on:

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 2nd FLOOR, CITY HALL
200 KING STREET WEST, KITCHENER.

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written and/or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to, the above noted proposal. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at this public meeting or make a written submission prior to approval/refusal of this proposal, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board, and may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal unless there are reasonable grounds in the opinion of the Board.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available by contacting the staff person noted below, viewing the report contained in the agenda (posted 10 days before the meeting at www.kitchener.ca - click on the date in the Calendar of Events and select the appropriate committee), or in person at the Planning Division, 6th Floor, City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday).

Andrew Pinnell, Planner - 519-741-2200 ext. 7668 (TTY: 1-866-969-9994), andrew.pinnell@kitchener.ca

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The following letter will be sent to nearby neighbours.  There is additional information in the letter not included in the announcement above...

May 17, 2017

Dear Property Owner:

Re:       Official Plan Amendment OP15/06/S/AP
            Zone Change Application ZC15/017/S/AP
            Address: 593 Strasburg Road
            Owner: Bloomingdale Mews Ltd.
            Report No. CSD-17-048

It has been some time since the City received an Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change application from Bloomingdale Mews Ltd. for 593 Strasburg Road.

The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment is to permit the lands municipally addressed as 593 Strasburg Road to be developed with a maximum Floor Space Ratio (FSR) of 2.1 and permit a maximum building height of 9 storeys or 24.0 metres, whichever is greater.  The purpose of the Zone Change Application is to allow a Multiple Dwelling to have an FSR of 2.1, allow modified step-back regulations, reduce the side yard adjacent to a walkway, regulate the underground parking garage entrance and ramp location, and grant parking relief, among other matters.

This item has been scheduled for the Planning & Strategic Initiatives Committee on Monday, June 12, 2017 commencing at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION is available by contacting me (see my contact information, above), viewing the report contained in the agenda (posted 10 days before the meeting at www.kitchener.ca - click on the date in the Calendar of Events and select the appropriate committee), or in person at the Planning Division, 6th Floor, City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday).

Any person may attend the public meeting and make written and/or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to, the above noted proposal.  If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at this public meeting or make a written submission prior to approval/refusal of this proposal, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board, and may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal unless there are reasonable grounds in the opinion of the Board.

Anyone wishing to submit a written response to the Committee, to appear as a delegation at this meeting or to obtain advice regarding the meeting procedure, may contact the Legislative Services Division at 519-741-2203.

Please note that the report prepared by staff is a recommendation only.  Any final decision on this matter will be made by City Council.  Council would normally act on a recommendation of this committee at their next scheduled meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017.  To confirm that the matter is to be addressed at this meeting, please refer to the City’s website (www.kitchener.ca) or contact the Legislative Services Division at 519-741-2203.

Sincerely,
Andrew Pinnell, MCIP, RPP
Planner