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Housekeeping Amendments to Comprehensive Zoning By-law

The City of Barrie is considering housekeeping amendments to Zoning By-law 2009-141 to address inconsistencies, barriers for implementation, errors and omissions that have become apparent through the use of the By-law since its approval on August 10th, 2009.

Public Meeting

The General Committee of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Barrie will hold a public meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, to review municipally initiated amendments to Zoning By-law 2009-141. See the full Public Meeting Notice.

Purpose of the Proposed Amendments

Staff regularly consolidate the Zoning By-law and report to Council on minor inconsistencies and anomalies that have come to light since approval of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 on August 10, 2009. These housekeeping amendments to the Zoning By-law address inconsistencies, barriers for implementation, errors and omissions. The proposed changes relate to legislative changes or requirements, modified definitions, updated formatting and revised standards that should assist and improve implementation of the By-law.

Nature of the Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments include both text and mapping changes to the Zoning By-law, including:

  • Correcting typographical errors, replacing terms, revising definitions, and consolidating similar definitions to improve consistency and clarity.
  • Adding a new section to Section 4 “General Provisions” to clarify that all signage related matters shall be deferred to the Sign By-law.
  • Revising the format of Tables throughout the By-law to ensure consistency and clarity.
  • Providing exemptions to yard setbacks and/or height requirements for retaining walls and for required acoustic fencing, tight board fencing, and crash walls, and subsequently adding new definitions for “crash wall” and “acoustic fencing”.
  • Clarifying that parking spaces, parking areas, driveways and aisles in Residential Zones shall comply with Section 5.3.6 “Parking in Residential Zones”, and require all driveways/parking areas in residential zones to be constructed with an asphaltic or concrete surface or brick pavers.
  • Removing reference to “tenants” and other provisions that contravene Section 35 of the Planning Act and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code, particularly as it relates to the following: boarding, lodging, rooming houses; minimum standards for a dwelling unit; parking standards; and group homes.
  • Revising Section 5.2.9 “Second Suites” to be more consistent with direction from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, which has stated that the size of second suites and the number of bedrooms permitted should be solely regulated by the Ontario Building Code.
  • Re-zone the portion of land (Part 1 on the R-plan) at 249 Bayview Drive that is being conveyed to the City of Barrie as a condition of development approval from “General Commercial” (C4) to “Environmental Protection” (EP).
  • A detailed comparison of the proposed amendments to the existing Zoning By-law provisions are included in Attachment “A” to the Public Meeting Notice and within this memo .  
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens at the Public Meeting?

There will be a presentation made by City Staff. The meeting will be open to members of the public to express any comments or feedback on the proposed amendment. Members of Council will be able to ask questions of clarification to City Staff. No decision is made at the Public Meeting.

What happens after the Public Meeting?

City Staff will take all of the comments received at the Public Meeting in addition to comments received before the public meeting and will make a recommendation to Council at a later date.

Where can I find more information?

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the staff member listed above or by visiting the Department of Planning on the ground floor of City Hall (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)

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