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Skip Navigation Links729-and-733-Essa-Road 729 & 733 Essa Rd

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729 & 733 Essa Road

This development, from applicant Innovative Planning Solutions Inc. on behalf of Ali Nejad, is currently within the Pre-Consultation Stage of the Development Review Process.

Type of ApplicationDate Application ReceivedStatus
Zoning By-law AmendmentN/APre-application Public Consultation Phase

About the Application

​The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Application would seek to rezone the lands from ‘General Commercial – Special Provision No. 334, Hold No. 78’ (C4)(SP-334)(H-78) to ‘Mixed Use Corridor – Special’ (MU2)(SP‐XXX) with site-specific provisions, to permit the development of a 5-storey residential building containing 46 units and rear yard parking.

Key Dates

Public Consultation:
Neighbourhood Meeting

Wednesday March 3, 2021, 7pm to 8:45pm
Watch the neighbourhood meeting

Due to restrictions on public gatherings relating 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 social 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
To be determined
General Committee MeetingTo be determined
Council MeetingTo be determined
Appeal Period EndedTo be determined

Common Documents Requested for Viewing 

Available documents are listed below. Additional information can be obtained from Andrew Gameiro, B.E.S., RPP, Planner, at andrew.gameiro@barrie.ca or 705-739-4220 Ext. 5038

 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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