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Affordability Committee – Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5pm

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Public Meeting for a development in Ward 7, and a presentation on Barrie's new Zoning Bylaw


Engage Summary: coming soon!

Meeting Location: Council Chambers


The meeting started about 20 minutes late.


CHAIR: Nixon

ABSENT: Mayor Nuttall

PRESENT: Thomson, Harris


Guest Councillors: Riepma, Courser, Nigussie, Harvey, Morales, Hamilton


The Agenda was switched around, moving the Public Meeting to the end, so it could start at 6pm.



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229 McKay Road West (Ward 7)

  • Public Meeting Notice: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12364350&GUID=38C5876E-BF0E-48C5-A7F2-F7DC97CBE031

  • Presentation: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12364351&GUID=1F70C6DA-0CEF-4284-9E24-8D20D51097FF

  • Staff Memo: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12364352&GUID=65EBF9A1-5F8F-46EE-BB7E-59BC6B27ECEB

  • Application for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment

  • Proposal to allow for double car garages that exceed the maximum width permitted for the laneway townhouse dwelling units

  • Application submitted by KLM Planning Partners Inc. on behalf of Watersand Construction, Inc.

  • The Zoning Bylaw Amendment requested would maintain the property's Neighbourhood Residential (R5) Zone, with proposed special provisions:

    • reduce size of parking spaces from 2.7m x 5.5m to 2.5m x 5.5m

    • to not apply R5's Accessory Buildings and Structures Section 5.3.5 h) to detached garages on laneway townhouse dwellings – current zoning does not allow accessory buildings and structures to collectively exceed 10% lot coverage

    • to not apply maximum width of a private garage door regulations to laneway townhouse dwellings – current zoning does not allow the private garage to exceed 60% of the lot width

    • to increase the maximum width of a private garage door for a lot less than 7m from 2.7m to 4.9m

    • to increase the maximum width of a private garage door for a lot 7m-10m from 3.7m to 4.9m

    • to decrease the minimum front yard setback from 3m to 1.5m

    • to decrease the setback of detached garages from 2m to 0.6m from the street line

  • There were no comments from the public (not unusual, since there aren't many neighbours to this development).

  • Harvey (Ward Councillor) asked about impact on snow removal, and whether streets could be named after veterans


🧑‍🏫📑 Presentations


🏘️🏢 Barrie's New Zoning Bylaw


↪️📥 Referred Items


🚴🛣️ Review of Right of Way Design Standards for Salem and Hewitt Areas

  • Deferred from Affordability Committee, September 27

  • Memorandum: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12362841&GUID=AC580372-EBE4-4A4E-9583-DECE6446A838 from M. Munshaw, Supervisor of Engineering Standards

  • a review of right of way design standards for the Salem and Hewitt areas

    • on collector streets, cycle tracks are the standard and will be implemented for new developments where engineering submissions have not been made – on street buffered bike lanes will be accepted where engineering submissions have been received

    • on arterial streets, off-street facilities are preferred and corridor-specific solutions would be assessed and identified through the Municipal Class EA process

  • CARRIED, by all in attendance

📝📑 Advisory Committee Reports


📃🏰 Heritage Barrie


🏰📜 Municipal Heritage Register – 194 Collier Street

  • Recommendation: To add 194 Collier Street to the Municipal Heritage Register as a listed property

  • CARRIED, by all in attendance


📑🗂 Staff Reports

  • Nil



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