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Skip Navigation Links229-McKay-Road-W_980-Veterans-Drive 229 McKay Road W & 980 Veteran's Drive

File # D12-423/D14-1616

229 McKay Road West
& 980 Veteran’s Drive

Watersand Construction Limited has applied for Rezoning and Subdivision Plan approval for a proposed development at 229 McKay Road West and 980 Veteran’s Drive.

Type of Application Date Application Deemed Complete Status
Rezoning/Subdivision November 21, 2016 Zoning in full force and effect; draft plan conditions issued


Watersand Construction Limited has proposed the development of 1,104 single detached residential lots, 157 street townhouses, 241 laneway townhouses, one future commercial block, one elementary school, one neighbourhood park, one village square.

Key Dates

Public Consultation: Public Meeting March 20, 2017 (Zoning)
General Committee Meeting June 26, 2017 (Zoning)
Council Meeting June 26, 2017 (Zoning)
Subdivision Approval with Conditions November 23, 2017
Subdivision Registration To be determined
Appeal Period End December 13, 2017

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Aditional information can be obtained from planner noted above.

 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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