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proposed development

189, 191, 195, 197
Duckworth Street

Zoning By-law Amendment Application: Innovative Planning Solutions (c/o James Hunter), on behalf of Cygnus Developments.

Type of ApplicationDate Applicaion 
Zoning By-law Amendment
(File: D30-019-2021)
October 06, 2021
Under Review


The proposed development consists of two (2) back-to-back townhouse blocks, with fourteen (14) units in each block, for a total of twenty-eight (28) residential townhouse units.  

The purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment application is to amend the zoning of the subject property from 'Residential Single Detached Dwelling Second Density (R2)' to 'Mixed-Use Corridor with Special Provisions (MU2)(SP-XXX)'.

The following provides an overview of the site-specific special provisions requested with the Zoning By-law Amendment at this time:

  • Interior Side Yard Setback - 15.7 m (required maximum 3.0 m)​
  • Exterior Side Yard Setback - 0.5 m (required minimum 3.0 m)
  • Rear Yard Setback - 5.2 m (required minimum 7.0 m)
  • Ground Level Floor Height - 3.0 m (required minimum 4.5 m)
  • Front Yard Setbacks Areas - Combination of soft landscaping and sidewalks (required fully paved and seamlessly connected with abutting sidewalk)
  • ​Landscaped Buffer Areas - East Side 1.4 m (required 3.0 m continuous landscape buffer area)
  • Parking spaces - Tandem parking requested (required N/A)

Key Dates 

Neighbourhood Meeting November 20th, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Rotunda, City Hall 70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON
Public Meeting

Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

This public meeting was held virtually. Those wishing to provide oral comment at the virtual neighbourhood meeting were asked to register in advance.

Registration details were posted on this webpage and social media; listed in the events calendar on this website and within Pingstreet; and distributed by ward-specific e-bulletin to subscribed recipients.​​

General Committee MeetingTBD when an application is submitted to the City
Council MeetingTBD when an application is submitted to the City
Appeal PeriodTBD when an application is submitted to the City

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Jaspreet Sidhu, Planner, at 705-739-4220 Ext. 5135 or ​

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 Glossary: Planning Terms

Official Plan Amendment

An Official Plan Amendment is required to revise or change the land use of a property as recognized by the City’s Official Plan.  For example, change the land use from Commercial uses to Residential uses.


A Rezoning application is required to revise or change the lands use or density of a property as recognized by the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw (

Site Plan Control

When a residential medium or high density, industrial, institutional or commercial property is located within a Site Plan Control area, development of the site requires approval from the City of Barrie. Site Plan approval is delegated to the Planning & Building Services Department. Signage is posted on the subject lands to inform the public that an application has been filed. No Public Meeting is held, no approval is required by Council, and the decision cannot be appealed by the general public.

Subdivision Approval

Subdivision approval occurs when a parcel of land is subdivided into various lots and/or blocks, where each lot or block is developed individually. Subdivision approval is delegated to Planning Staff. No Council decision is made on the matter.

Neighbourhood Meeting

Informal meeting hosted by the City at a venue in close proximity to the application location. The applicant presents the proposed development and attendees have the opportunity to ask questions. City staff provide information on application processing and timing. No decisions are made at this meeting. Notice of a Neighbourhood Meeting is mailed to property owners within 240m from the subject lands boundary, e-mailed to ward residents (, & posted on Facebook & Twitter. Signage is posted on the subject lands.

Public Meeting

Formal meeting of General Committee where the applicant makes presentation re the proposed development. The public has the opportunity to speak and ask questions. No decisions are made at this meeting. Notice of the Public Meeting is mailed to property owners within 120m from the subject lands boundary & contained in the local newspaper. Signage is posted on the subject lands. Learn more:

General Committee Meeting

General Committee meets to consider a staff report regarding the application that makes recommendations on the matter for Council consideration. Learn more:

Council Meeting

At a City Council meeting, Councillors make a decision on the application. There is an appeal period, in accordance with the Planning Act, following the Public Notice of the decision. Appeals are made to the City Clerk’s office. Learn more:

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