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City Council - Wednesday, December 14, 7pm

Updated: Dec 10, 2022


๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ“œ Confirmation of the Minutes


๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ Awards and Recognition


๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ Winner of the 2022 Mayor's Christmas Card Contest

  • Recognition of the winner of the 2022 Mayor's Christmas Card Contest

โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ… Barrie Soccer Club, Girls U16 District Soccer Team

  • Recognition of the Barrie Soccer Club, Girls U16 District Soccer Team on winning the Provincial Championship at the 2022 Ontario Cup for the Girls U16 District Division


๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“‘ Tax Applications

๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ˜ Planning Committee Report


Section A

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ Zoning Bylaw Amendment โ€“ 34-50 Bradford St. / HIP Barrie Central (Ward 2)

  • Staff Report: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=11475559&GUID=5E5005AF-A603-4AA4-A56D-0A11AC08A4D1

  • Approve the rezoning from Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions, Hold (C1-2,SP-589,H-147) to Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions (C1-2,SP-XXX) and Central Area Commercial-2 with Special Provisions, Hold (C1-2,SP-XXX,H-XXX)

  • Site-specific standards:

  • reduced parking to 0.8 parking spaces per residential unit (1 required)

  • heights:

  • minimum height of 4.5m and maximum of 22m (5-6 storeys) within 5m of Bradford Street lot line (max 10m / 3-4 storeys permitted)

  • maximum height of 75m (25 storeys) in addition to Phase 1 tower heights at 86m (26 storeys) and 101m (30 storeys) beyond 5m of lot frontage and lot flankage (45m / 12-15 storeys permitted)

  • no landscape buffer (3m required)

  • min 338 sq.m / 30% more of building street frontage of ground floor commercial uses (50% of lot area is standard)

  • subject lands to be considered as one lot for purposes of zoning, regardless of future land division or condominium, and parking spaces may be provided on separate lots within the same zoning parcel

  • Hold removed from Phase 2 lands when the following has been submitted:

  • Master Site Plan demonstrating integration of Phase 2 lands with Phase 1 concept and proposed/approved development on adjacent lands owned by City, including:

  • vehicular access, traffic circulation, and alignment of private and/or municipal road connections

  • site design that provides multi-modal, pedestrian and accessible access to public streets/sidewalks, transit stops and open spaces

  • Traffic Impact Study and Parking Strategy demonstrating the proposed parking reduction meets the needs of residents

  • detailed Urban Design submission, including:

  • design attributes that justify increase in height of buildings from 45m

  • buildings of various built forms and height with good placement, orientation, massing and design to enhance transition to adjacent lower scale neighbourhood areas

  • mitigation of wind and shadow impacts on adjacent streets and open spaces

  • conditional approval of a site Plan control application

๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒƒ Site Plan Control Requirements โ€“ 10-24 Grove Street West (Ward 2)

Section B

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿข Public Meeting โ€“ 70 and 76 Edgehill Drive (Ward 4)

Section C

๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿฌ Public Meeting โ€“ 164 Innisfil Street (Ward 2)

Section D

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ—บ Presentation: New Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw



๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„ General Committee Report

Section A

๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘ฅ Development of Strategic Priorities for the 2022-2026 Term of Council

  • Presentation by CAO Prowse โ€“ an overview of the 2018-22 Strategic Plan, and key accomplishments

Section B

๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ Discussion of a Confidential Education or Training Session โ€“ Establishing Conditions for Success

  • Receive the confidential notes concerning the discussion of the confidential training session concerning establishing conditions for success

Section C

๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ‘ฅ Council Strategic Priorities Session 2022-26

  • Kirk Fox, Certified Executive Coach, and Leadership Facilitator from D'velup Inc. provided a presentation and workshop to discuss and assist in establishing Council's Strategic Priorities for the 2022-26 term of Council.

Section D

๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ’ผ 2022-26 Council Strategic Priorities

  • Affordable Place to Live

  • Encourage a range of housing options to make housing attainable

  • Open for business environment to help encourage job creation

  • Develop and attract talent to support our employers

  • Community Safety

  • Support neighborhood safety and crime prevention

  • Address speeding and aggressive driving to ensure street and pedestrian safety

  • Work with our partners to implement the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

  • Support community-based policing initiatives

  • Thriving Community

  • Champion equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Create and foster programs and opportunities to support community wellness

  • Foster growth in arts and culture

  • Expand and maximize access to parks and recreation opportunities

  • Continue to support a vibrant downtown

  • Infrastructure Investments

  • Make it easier to move around the city

  • Fix roads that need attention

  • Update and improve infrastructure

  • Support active transportation and pedestrian connections

  • Implement climate action plans

  • Responsible Governance

  • Support the services our community needs while keeping tax increases low