Notice of Complete Application Concerning a Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and Proposed Plan of Subdivision

File Nos. D140223 and D1201123
Summitview Phase 3    
Date of this Notice: January 5, 2024

Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood has received applications for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 and a proposed Plan of Subdivision under Section 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 13, as amended. These applications have been deemed to be complete submissions under Sections 34(10.4) and 51(19.1) of the Planning Act.

A public meeting to hear the planning merits of the Zoning By-law Amendment application has not yet been scheduled. A Notice of Public Meeting will be provided in the future as per the requirements of the Planning Act.

Location: 7914 Poplar Sideroad

The subject property is located north of Poplar Sideroad, west of High Street, and south and east of an existing residential subdivision.

Legal description: Part of Lot 40, Concession 10; Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe

Area: 6.88 hectares

The purpose and effect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is:

1.    To rezone a portion of the subject lands from a Holding Six Residential Second Density [(H6)-R2] zone to a Holding Six Residential Second Density Exception [(H6) R2-X] zone to permit semi-detached dwellings with a maximum lot coverage of 50% (bungalow) and 45% (other than a bungalow), whereas 45% (bungalow) and 40% (other than a bungalow) are currently permitted in the R2 zone.

2.    To rezone a portion of the subject lands from a Holding Six Residential Third Density [(H6)-R3] zone to a Holding Six Residential Third Density Exception [(H6) R3-X] zone to permit townhouse dwellings with a maximum lot coverage of 50% (bungalow), whereas the current R3 zone identifies this as ‘Not applicable’.

3.    To rezone portions of the subject lands from a Holding Six Residential Third Density [(H6)-R3] zone to a Recreation (REC) zone to permit the proposed parkland; and

4.    To refine the boundary between the Holding Six Residential Second Density [(H6)-R2] zone and the Holding Six Residential Third Density [(H6)-R3] zone to align with the proposed residential development. 

The purpose and effect of the proposed Plan of Subdivision is to subdivide the subject property into lots and blocks for residential purposes. The Plan of Subdivision is proposed to consist of nineteen (19) lots comprised of 38 semi-detached dwelling units and nineteen (19) blocks comprised of 97 townhouse dwelling units with three (3) to six (6) dwelling units per block. The proposal also includes two (2) park blocks which total 0.35 hectares, one (1) walkway block, two (2) road widening blocks and two (2) 0.3 m reserves along Poplar Sideroad and High Street, and four (4) roads with proposed connections to existing roadways, including Bassett Street to the north, High Street to the The purpose and effect of the proposed Plan of Subdivision is to subdivide the subject property into lots and blocks for residential purposes. The Plan of Subdivision is proposed to consist of nineteen (19) lots comprised of 38 semi-detached dwelling units and nineteen (19) blocks comprised of 97 townhouse dwelling units with three (3) to six (6) dwelling units per block. The proposal also includes two (2) park blocks which total 0.35 hectares, one (1) walkway block, two (2) road widening blocks and two (2) 0.3 m reserves along Poplar Sideroad and High Street, and four (4) roads with proposed connections to existing roadways, including Bassett Street to the north, High Street to the east, and Michell Avenue to the west. 

Existing Designations
The western portion of the subject lands is designated Low Density Residential and the eastern portion of the subject lands is designated Medium Density Residential in the Town’s Official Plan. The Low Density Residential designation permits single-detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, duplex dwellings, and boarding homes. A minimum density of 15 dwelling units per gross hectare and a maximum density not exceeding 20 dwelling units per gross hectare is permitted in the Low Density Residential designation. The Medium Density Residential designation permits single-detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, duplex dwellings, fourplexes, triplexes, townhouses, apartments, student dormitories and boarding homes. Furthermore, the Medium Density designation permits a minimum density of 20 dwelling units per gross hectare and a maximum density not exceeding 55 dwelling units per gross hectare. 

The subject lands are currently zoned Holding Six Residential Second Density [(H6)-R2] and Holding Six Residential Third Density [(H6)-R3] in the Town’s Zoning By-law. The R2 zone permits duplex, single-detached, and semi-detached dwellings and boarding homes. The R3 zone permits apartment, duplex, group or cluster, single-detached, semi-detached, and townhouse dwellings as well as senior citizen housing, retirement homes, boarding homes, and nursing facilities. The Holding Six provision requires both the acceptance of a draft approved plan of subdivision and confirmation of adequate and functional municipal services.

Any person may attend the future public meeting when scheduled and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, and/or Plan of Subdivision. 

If a person or public body would otherwise have the ability to appeal the decision of the Town of Collingwood to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the future public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Collingwood before the Zoning By-law Amendment is passed or refused or the draft plan of subdivision is approved or refused, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decisions of the Town of Collingwood to the Ontario Land Tribunal. 

If a person or a public body does not make oral submissions at the future public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Collingwood before the Zoning By-law Amendment is passed or refused or the draft plan of subdivision is approved or refused, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so. 

Please note that the rights of third parties to appeal plans of subdivision decisions to the Ontario Land Tribunal have been restricted under the Planning Act.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of the Town of Collingwood in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and/or Plan of Subdivision, you must make a written request to Planning Services, Town of Collingwood, P.O. Box 157, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5 or via email at jteakle@collingwood.ca  

If you are the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units, please post this notice in a location that is visible to all residents.   

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact:

Justin Teakle, Senior Planner
jteakle@collingwood.ca or 705-445-1290 Ext. 3270 
Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Additional information and material regarding the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and proposed Plan of Subdivision are available to the public for inspection on this page of the Town’s website.

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