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Skip Navigation Links674-Essa-Road 320 & 364 Mapleview Dr. W. and 664, 674 and 692 Essa Rd.

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320 & 364 Mapleview Drive West and 664, 674 and 692 Essa Road

SvN Architects + Planners on behalf of Blake Larsen has applied for Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning for a proposed development to be located at the north-east corner of Mapleview Drive West and Essa Road.

Type of ApplicationDate Application Deemed Complete
Status
Official Plan AmendmentNovember 2, 2020
Under Review
Zoning By-law AmendmentNovember 2, 2020
Under Review

About the Applications

The subject lands are located at the north-east corner of Mapleview Drive West and Essa Road. The applications are intended to facilitate the development of the 10.19 hectare property with a high-density, mixed-use development containing 12 buildings that integrate a variety of residential, commercial and institutional uses. The buildings range in height from 1 to 27 storeys, however the predominant building height is between 7 to 9 storeys. A mix of residential apartments and townhouse units are proposed, in addition to various commercial uses including, but not limited to, retail, restaurants, a hotel and conference centre.  Institutional uses such as a public library, and open space is also proposed.

Official Plan Amendment

The applicant is proposing an Employment Land Conversion through an amendment to Schedule ‘A’ - Land Use and text amendment to Section 4.9 of the Official Plan to designate the property ‘Mixed Use Nodes and Corridors’ and ‘Environmental Protection’.  The proposed amendment would permit a mix of land uses, including, but not limited to, high-density residential, commercial and institutional.

Zoning By-law Amendment

The applicant is also proposing to rezone the lands from Light Industrial (LI) and General Commercial (C4) to Mixed Use Corridor – Special Provision (MU2)(SP), Residential Apartment Second Density – Special Provision (RA2)(SP), and Environmental Protection (EP). The Site Specific Provisions (SP) would permit stacked townhouse units within the RA2(SP) zone and street townhouse units within the MU2(SP) zone.

Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting (virtual)
​September 22, 2020, at 7pm

Due to restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, this neighbourhood 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 socail media; listed in the events calendar on this website and within Pingstreet; and distributed by ward-specific e-bulletin to subscribed recipients.

Public Consultation:
Public Meeting
December 15, 2020, at 7pm​


Due to restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, this public meeting will be held in a virtual forum. It will be televised on Rogers TV and will be livestreamed on the City's YouTube Channel.        

If you wish to provide oral comments at the virtual public meeting, please register in advance by emailing: cityclerks@barrie.ca or calling 705-739-4220 x5500 during regular office hours prior to Monday, December 14, 2020 by 12:00 p.m. Once you register, you will be provided information from the Legislative Services Branch on how to make your submission at the virtual public meeting with electronic participation.

To participate in the virtual planning meeting, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

If you wish to make a written submission concerning this matter, it should be directed to Legislative and Court Services by Monday, December 14, 2020 by 12:00 p.m.  Any person may make representation at the meeting however, written submissions and advance registration are encouraged.

General Committee Meeting Date to be determined
Council Meeting Date to be determined
Appeal Period Ended Date to be determined

Common Documents Requested for Viewing

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Dana Suddaby, Planner, at 705-739-4220 x4473 or dana.suddaby@barrie.ca.

 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: www.barrie.ca/committees


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: www.barrie.ca/committees


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 (www.barrie.ca/enews), & posted on Facebook & Twitter. Signage is posted on the subject lands.


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.


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: www.barrie.ca/CommunicatingWithCouncil


Rezoning

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 (www.barrie.ca/zoning).


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.


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