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File # D09-OPA061 & D14-1610

20, 30 & 40 Miller Drive

IPS, on behalf of Hedburn Development Corporation, has applied for an Official Plan Amendment & Zoning By-law Amendment for a proposed development on 20, 30 & 40 Miller Drive.

Type of Application Date Received Status

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment


Sept. 15, 2016


Staff Recommendation to Approve by Staff Report PLN010-17 dated May 29, 2017

The applications were approved by Council Direction 17-G-137 on June 5, 2017.


Site Plan Control




Pending Submission

Public Consultation

  • Neighbourhood Meeting: October 26, 2016
  • The application(s) was circulated to applicable City departments and external agencies for their review and comment on Sept. 15, 2016.
  • Public Meeting: January 16, 2017

About the Applications

IPS applied for a change to the Official Plan designation from Commercial to Residential to permit the development of a medium density residential complex with adjacent Residential lands at 40 Miller Drive.

IPS applied for a change in zone from Commercial (C4) and Residential Single Detached (R1) to Residential Multiple Second Density with Special Provisions (RM2)(SP-538) to permit a medium density residential complex with:

  • Density to 71 units per ha
  • Maximum GFA of 100%
  • Maximum height of 18m for walk-up apartments
  • Reduced setbacks for front yard (5m), rear yard (4.5m) and secondary means of access (4.5m)
  • Tandem parking is permitted 

The proposed concept includes 209 units in 2-4 storey apartments, stacked townhouses and townhouses.

Selected Documents Submitted with the Applications

Additional information can be obtained from Celeste Kitsemetry at 705-739-4220 Ext. 4430 or

 Glossary: Planning Terms

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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.


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 (

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.

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