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Planning Committee – Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6pm

Updated: Jan 6

Note the earlier time! Starting with a Public Meeting for a proposed development at 189-197 Duckworth Street (Ward 1). Also up, approval of Barrie's New Official Plan!

If you wish to provide oral comments at the Virtual Public Meeting, please register in advance by emailing: or calling 705-739-4220 Ext. 5500 during regular office hours prior to Tuesday, February 8 at 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 decide to speak after the meeting has started, you need to email or call 705-797-5353

As there were a number of speakers registered for the Public Meeting at 7pm (a record number?), Council met at 6pm, to get started on the approval of the New Official Plan. That discussion was put on hold at 7pm for the Public Meeting, and then continued after it was complete.

🗺📋 Proposed City of Barrie Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Review (Part 1)

  • Amendment introduced by Aylwin, to Sections 6.4.2 and 2.5, on Affordable Housing, raising the target from 10% to 15%:

    • Section 6.4.2 E iv): All new residential development and redevelopment in medium-density and high-density land use designations shall provide 15% of their housing units as affordable, in accordance with policy 2.5 , unless a greater percentage is required as per the applicable policies in Section 2.3, across a range of unit sizes, including three-bedroom units or larger

    • Section 2.5: The City will require the provision of a minimum of 15% of all housing units each year to be Affordable Housing, as per the policies in Section 6.4.2

    • Amendment CARRIED, unanimously by all voting (ABSTAINED: Morales)

  • Amendment introduced by Harvey, to delete Section A and replace it with:

    • Unless otherwise specified in this Plan, development on lands designated neighbourhood area shall be kept to three storeys or less.

    • This item was paused for discussion after the Public Meeting

🗣🏙 Public Meeting – 189, 191, 195 and 197 Duckworth Street (Ward 1)

🗺📋 Proposed City of Barrie Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Review (Part 2)


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