June 20, 2011 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, June 20, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
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MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse
 
Staff Present:            
Kimberly Wingrove, Chief Administrative Officer
Sara Almas, Clerk
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works - Regrets
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services - Regrets
Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief - Regrets
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 289           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
            Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for June 20, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
           CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment (400 Maple Street)
  • Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
  • Clerk Sara Almas confirmed that notice has been provided with respect to the planning applications being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. These notices were provided May 27th, 2011.
Acting Director of Planning Services, Ms. Nancy Farrer introduced Community Planner Mark Bryan to review the applications as follows:
 
The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment and the Zoning By-law Amendment is to re-designate the subject land from the Low Density Residential designation to the Medium Density Residential designation, and to re-zone the subject land from the Second Density (R2) zone to the Residential Third Density Exception (R3-E) zone.  The effect and general intent of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is to re-designate and re-zone the lands for a residential plan of subdivision.
 
The Zoning By-law Amendment proposes to modify the R3 zone provisions, including but not limited to, front and exterior side yard setbacks and lot coverage, and to modify the R3 zone provisions, including but not limited to, recognizing the existing location of the Victoria School, modifying front and exterior side yards, maximum lot coverage and minimum landscape open space.  The amendment also proposes to modify the Zoning By-law’s General Provisions, including but not limited to, minimum distance between an accessory building and the main dwelling, accessory building lot coverage, accessory building height and minimum opening elevation.  The proposed zoning classification placed on the subject property may also be the subject of a Holding “H” symbol that will not be removed until such time as Council for the Town of Collingwood is satisfied that certain conditions have been fulfilled for the orderly development of the land.
 
This planning application is also subject to a Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium and an application for a Site Plan Control Agreement pursuant to Section 51 and Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.  (Town File No.: DC-2006-18 & DC-2006-14, County File No. CW-T-0603).
 
An initial public meeting for these applications was held on July 24, 2006 and was followed by Council consideration of a Planning Report on November 20, 2006.  At the applicant’s request, no decisions were made at that time regarding the applications.  Given the length of time that has now passed, and in light of changes to the proposed design of the development, an additional public meeting is viewed as appropriate.
 
Proposed Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium (400 Maple Street)
 
The proposed Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium pertains to land located on the west side of Maple Street abutting Fifth Street to the north and Sixth Street to the south.  The subject property has total lot frontage onto Maple Street of approximately 99.40 metres (326.12 feet), a lot depth of approximately 60.57 metres (198.72 feet) and a total lot area of approximately 6002 square metres (1.48 acres). It is legally described as Lots 11 and 12 South of Fifth Street and Lots 10, 11 and 12 North of Sixth Street, Registered Plan 45, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and known municipally as 400 Maple Street.
 
The purpose of the proposed plan of subdivision and plan of condominium is to subdivide the parcel of land into smaller lots and blocks.  The effect of the proposed subdivision is to create lots and blocks consisting of approximately six (6) townhouse dwelling units, approximately six (6) semi-detached units and one (1) block for the purposes of retaining the existing school building and converting it into a seven (7) unit residential condominium building.   The remaining portion of the proposed subdivision will be divided into one (1) block to serve as a common access lane to the proposed dwelling units.
 
This subdivision and condominium application is also subject to an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and an application for a Site Plan Control Agreement pursuant to Section 17, 22, 34, 36 and 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. P.13, as amended (Town File No.: OPA-2006-06, Z -2006-07, DC-2006-14.)
 
An initial public meeting for these applications was held on July 24, 2006 and was followed by Council consideration of a Planning Report on November 20, 2006.  At the applicant’s request, no decisions were made at that time regarding the applications.  Given the length of time that has now passed, and in light of changes to the proposed design of the development, an additional public meeting is viewed as appropriate.
 
Mr. Bryan reviewed the comments that have been received to date with respect to the proposed development, including comments received from 2006 when the application was originally presented to the Council of the time.
 
Mr. Ian Whitton of 114 Ontario Street addressed Council on behalf of the applicant with regard to some of the comments raised by the public. Mr. Whitton noted that the OMB hearing is not moving forward, and addressed concerns with respect to parking, traffic, density, and snow and garbage removal.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.
 
Mary Hall of 319 Beech Street stated her opposition to both applications and her concern with regard to parking, density and compatibility with the surrounding neighbourhood and lack of green space.
 
Allison Bond of 264 St. Paul Street noted that she is in favour of the proposed applications. Ms. Bond stated that it is important to keep a higher density in the downtown area and is pleased the Annex is being saved.
 
Margaret Mooy of 297 Pine Street addressed Council on behalf of the Collingwood branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Ms. Mooy expressed support from the ACO with regard to these applications. She is pleased that the developers are supporting preserving the heritage and cultural aspects of the Annex building. 
 
Doug Cook of 93 Sixth Street expressed his concerns with regard to density, road access, street width, parking and visitor parking.
 
Bill Calvert of 139 Sixth Street noted that he would like to see the property developed however has concerns with the proposed density, parking and safety.  
 
Dr. James McCrimmon, 402 Maple Street, expressed his concern with the density of the proposed applications as well as parking and traffic.
Mr. Bryan and Ms. Farrer addressed concerns that have been raised with respect to parking, traffic study/concerns and density. Council requested clarification on the consistency of these applications with the Provincial Policy Statement, designations, compliance with zoning, parking, setback requirements, and the proposed one way street.
 
Public session closed at 6:20 pm.
 
Staff Reports
 
Raglan Street Servicing Update,Kim Wingrove, CAO
 
P2011-13         Extension of Draft Approval of Plans of Subdivision
   Project Name: DiPoce (formerly Eden Oak) Industrial Subdivision East & West
   7120 Poplar Sideroad, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe
 
No. 290           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
            Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT a new Condition No. 64 be added to the Draft Approval for the “West” lands subdivision related to external servicing;
 
AND THAT the other minor technical amendments be made to the conditions of Draft Approval for both the “East” and “West” lands;
 
AND THAT Council extends the draft approval for the “West” lands Plan of Subdivision (CW-T-0703) to July 4, 2012 and for the “East” lands (CW-T-0704) to July 4, 2014.
 
            CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 291           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
            Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council direct staff and solicitor to advise the property owner of 80 Madeline Drive that the municipality is confident that the environmental lands will remain protected as currently designated and further would not object to an amended minutes of settlement withdrawing the requirement of a conservation easement. (80 Madeline Drive)
 
                        CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
  • Councillor Chadwick provided a notice of motion to allow patios in the Downtown other than on Hurontario Street if they meet the two (2) metres of required accessible pedestrian space. 
  • Councillor Gardhouse provided a notice of motion to reinstate the Heritage Tax Relief Program. 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Councillor Chadwick inquired as to when Council would receive an update on the amendments to the by-law regulating buskers. CAO Kim Wingrove and Clerk Sara Almas will follow up on this matter. 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Mayor Cooper requested that Mr. Ed Houghton explain the purpose of placing sand on the roads within the Town. Mr. Houghton noted that it is done to prolong the life of the asphalt and that the sand is intended to become part of the rubberized mixture that is placed in the cracks of the road. 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:39 pm.
 
            CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK

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