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Affordability Committee – Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6pm

a Public Meeting for changing the Official Plan and Zoning for the old OPP Station

Meeting Location: Council Chambers

🗣️🏙️ Public Meetings

  • The Public Meetings are now being held in person OR by electronic participation.

  • If you wish to provide oral comments electronically, please register in advance by emailing: or calling 705-739-4220 x5500 during regular office hours prior to 12pm on the day of the meeting

  • Once you register, you will be provided information from the Legislative Services Branch on how to make your submission at the Virtual Public Meeting. To participate in the Virtual Planning Meeting virtually, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

  • If you decide to speak after the meeting has started, you need to email or call 705-797-5353.

🏙️🌆 City-Initiated Amendments to the Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw - 29 & 35 Sperling Drive (Ward 3)

Official Plan Amendment

  • Add a Defined Policy Area to Section 2.8 of the Official Plan

Zoning Bylaw Amendment

  • Rezone from "Highway Industrial" to "Apartment Dwelling Second Density-2 with Special Provisions" (RA2-2)(SP-XXX)

  • Special Provisions:

    • decrease front yard minimum from 7m to 5m

    • increase maximum lot coverage from 35% to 52%

    • increase gross floor area from 200% to 499%

    • increase maximum building height from 45m to 91.5m (30 storeys)

    • reduce minimum parking requirement from 1.5 spaces per unit to 0.78 spaces per unit

🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations

  • Nil

↪️📥 Referred Items

  • Nil

📝📑 Advisory Committee Reports

🏰🗿 Heritage Barrie

📜⌛️ Ontario Heritage Act – Deadline Extension

🚪🤗 2024 Doors Open Barrie

  • Recommending that staff in Access Barrie and Economic and Creative Development, in partnership with Tourism Barrie, assist Heritage Barrie with marketing for the Doors Open Barrie 2024 event [this was considered at the May 8 Affordability Committee meeting]

📑🗂 Staff Reports

  • Nil



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