August 23, 2010 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Municipal Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, August 23, 2010 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
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MAYOR CARRIER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Carrier
Deputy Mayor Cooper
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Sandberg
Councillor Jeffery
Councillor Foley
Councillor McNabb
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Labelle
 
Staff Present:            
Kimberly Wingrove, Chief Administrative Officer
Sara Almas, Clerk
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Peter Dunbar, Director of Leisure Services
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 410            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for August 23, 2010 be adopted as amended.
-  addition of in-camera item re: personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (BIA/Town Funding Update)
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Deputy Mayor Cooper declared a conflict with the municipally owned property discussion as one parcel is in direct proximity of her residence. 
PUBLIC MEETING
  • Mayor Carrier welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format. 
  • Clerk, Sara Almas confirmed that appropriate notice has been provided in accordance with the Planning Act with respect to the matters being heard this evening.
Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment (Black Ash Adult Lifestyle Village)
 
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services for the Town of Collingwood reviewed the details of the application and the comments received to date.
 
The purposeof the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is to redesignate the subject property to an Environmental Protection and “Mixed Use” land use designations, and to rezone the lands Environmental Protection, Recreation, Residential Third Density, Residential Fourth Density Exception, and Mixed Use Commercial Exception, to permit single dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, townhouse and apartment dwellings, dwellings above commercial uses, a retirement home, a long term care nursing home and commercial uses including medical care facilities, personal support, in-house community care, recreation facilities and accessory convenience commercial uses. 
 
The effectof the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit the development of the subject lands for the following;
  • A 120 suite, three storey retirement assisted living residence,
  • A 80 suite, three storey long-term care nursing home,
  • 2 - seven storey adult condominium residences for a total of 180 units,
  • 2 - four storey mixed use buildings with commercial uses at grade and a total of 34 residential units above,
  • 16 townhouse units
  • 24 semi-detached dwelling units,
  • 20 single family dwelling units, and
  • A two storey recreation centre.
Glen Lucas, Planning Consultant on behalf of the applicant, provided a powerpoint presentation of the purpose and effect of the application.  Jamie Wright, on behalf of the applicant, further explained the physical design of the master plan.  Mr. Lucas resumed the review of the proposal and explained how the lifestyle community aligns with our sustainable and strategic plans.
 
Mayor Carrier called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.
 
David Gallegher, resident of Cranberry, expressed concern with the height of the proposed building that abuts Harbour Street.  Mr. Gallegher compared the inappropriate height as similar to the Ruperts Landing building.
 
Peter Morrison, Cranberry Village, requested clarification on the current zoning and the permitted height maximum.  Mr. Houghton confirmed the height maximum currently permitted in 15 meters to the absolute top of the roof.   Mr. Morrison asked the developer if a 4 storey building could be proposed.   Mr. Lucas confirmed the height was necessary to achieve the intensification they are proposing.  Mr. Morrison further questioned if the 7 storey structure was still being proposed if they could locate it to the rear of the property.
 
Richard Orvis, private resident of Collingwood, objected to the application and requested that the proposal conform to the Provincial Policy Statement, and other policies, and expressed concern that adequate lands have already been designated for such growth/intensification.   Mr. Orvis further noted that he feels the Ruperts Landing building was a mistake and he does not want to make a precedent of building heights of this significance.  Additional concerns included the intensification and impact on traffic, pollution, noise, recreational trail connectivity, and sidewalks to the area.
 
Bonnie Griffiths, resident of 11493 Hwy 26, requested clarification if the height was based on the property now or the height once the fill is added to the site.   Ms. Griffiths further noted that retention ponds can be attractive if water is drained appropriately so it is not left as a dry bed of weeds.  She also questioned the need for another commercial district and whether a pharmacy and nursing home in that area were a good use.  Ms. Griffiths objected to the proposed high density and the 7 storey building.
 
Chris Crozier, engineer retained by the applicant, confirmed that the preliminary grading has been reviewed and that the anticipated increase in grade will be approximately 1 meter.   Mr. Crozier also confirmed that the storm water management facility will be designed to be aesthetically pleasing and that water ponding will occur until displaced into the Black Ask Creek.  
 
George Powell, resident of 1 Niagara Street expressed concern with the issues relating to the environmental sensitive areas and protection against the Black Ash Creek.  Mr. Powell also wanted to ensure that the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority and Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation interests had been considered and that appropriate setbacks are established.
 
Public session closed at 6:21pm
 
Council requested clarification with respect to intensification requirements including the people/job ratios, sewage capacity, water pressure, conflict with the County Official Plan and Provincial Policy Statement, and whether contact had been made with the Georgian Trail Board of Management for consideration of trail connectivity. 
 
Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment (280, 284, 290 and 292 Pretty River Parkway)
 
* Councillor Sandberg declared a conflict and left the room
 
Trevor Houghton, Senior Planner for the Town of Collingwood reviewed the details of the application and the comments received to date.
 
The purposeof the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to re-designate the subject lands from Light Industrial to Highway Commercial. 
 
The purposeof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to amend the Collingwood Zoning By-law to re-zone the subject lands from Light Industrial (M1) to Highway Commercial (C5).
 
The effectof the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit a number of highway commercial uses including such uses as broadcasting, business office, convenience store, day care centre, dry cleaners, electronics and appliance store, furniture store, garden supply outlet, home centre, medical office, personal service shop, restaurant and video outlet.
 
Mayor Carrier called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.
 
Mr. Simon Ainley, effect property owner, thanked the Town for their assistance through this rezoning process, however, requested further uses be added to the amendment to include some C4 uses such as refined medicals uses such as clinic and building.   Mr. Ainley advised Council that he will bring his further concerns forward to Planning Services so that his concerns can be identified in the staff report for Council’s final consideration.
 
Public session closed at 7:13pm.
 
Council requested clarification on a few items including the uses of the established businesses in the subject location and lot coverage. 
 
Staff Reports
B2010-02         Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant for Heritage Buildings
No. 411            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report B2010-02 for information, and that the respective Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant for Heritage Buildings By-law be added to the next regular meeting of Council for final consideration, as recommended by the Heritage Advisory Committee.
 
   Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT the Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant for Heritage Buildings By-law be amended to limit the time period from ten (10) years to five (5) years and that the Grant not be transferable upon resale.
 
   DEFEATED
 
   Moved by Councillor McNabb
   Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT the Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant for Heritage Buildings By-law be amended to ensure that the incentive ceases if the property ownership is transferred.
 
   CARRIED
 
No. 411            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report B2010-02 for information, and that the respective Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant for Heritage Buildings By-law, as amended, be added to the next regular meeting of Council for final consideration, as recommended by the Heritage Advisory Committee.
 
CARRIED
  
C2010-11        Amendment to Property Standards By-law for Heritage Designated Properties
No. 412            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Staff Report C2010-11, recommending Council enact and pass By-law No. 2010-092, being a by-law to amend Property Standards By-law No. 2005-54 to include a section specifically for properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, be received.
 
                        CARRIED
 
No. 413            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-092, being a by-law to amend Property Standards By-law No. 2005-54 to include a section specifically for properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of August, 2010.
 
   CARRIED
 
P2010-18         Authorizing By-law to Execute an amending Site Plan Control Agreement
   Project Name: Pretty River Academy “Sports Dome Facility”
   Civic Address: 11521 & 11535 Highway 26 West
No. 414            Moved by Councillor Labelle
   Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Staff Report P2010-18 recommending Council enact and pass an Authorization By-law to execute the amending Site Plan Control Agreement for the establishment of a sports dome facility at 11521 & 11535 Highway 26 West, be approved.
 
   CARRIED
 
No. 415            Moved by Councillor Labelle
   Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-090, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an amended Site Plan Control Agreement between Pretty River Academy, the Toronto Dominion Bank, the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, COLLUS Power Corp. and Collingwood Public Utilities, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of August, 2010.
 
   CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 416            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked security of the property of the municipality or local board;
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes;
checked litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; and
checked advice that is subject to solicitor/client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
 
Items for Discussion: a)Consulate / Silver Creek Wetland Discussions; b)Tree Cutting Permit; c) Land Acquisition; d) BIA/Town Funding Update; and e) Municipal Property Review
 
   CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
Council moved in-camera at 8:13pm.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to the public session. (11:03pm)
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 11:05pm.
 
CARRIED
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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