TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Kitchener that was previously scheduled and was cancelled for TUESDAY, March 17, 2020, has been RESCHEDULED for TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 commencing at 10:00 a.m. as an electronic meeting for the purpose of hearing the following applications for Minor Variance and/or Consent. You have received this notice pertaining to the application number referenced on the front of your envelope as a courtesy. Anyone having an interest in any of these applications may register to participate electronically as a delegation or submit comments for Committee consideration. Please note this electronic meeting is a public meeting and will be recorded.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and recommendations by Waterloo Region Public Health to exercise physical distancing, City Hall is only open for select services. Members of the public are invited to watch in this meeting electronically by accessing the meeting live-stream video at kitchener.ca/watchnow. Information on how you can participate or submit written comments for any matter on this agenda are provided below.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  • All applications must be represented by an applicant or agent to be considered by the Committee. Please follow the registration information as listed below to confirm the most up-to-date contact information.

 As in-person meetings are not an option at this time, you can view or participate in a meeting as follows:

  • To participate you can register no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday July 20, 2020. To register please email Dianna.Saunderson@kitchener.ca or via phone at 519-741-2203. When registering you must provide your full contact name including mailing address, email address, phone number and application you would like to comment on. Once you are registered you will receive an email including information on how to connect to the Zoom meeting (i.e. weblink of conference call number);
  • You can provide a written submission no later than 8:30 a.m. Tuesday July 21, 2020, which would be circulated to the Committee for consideration. All written submissions MUST include your full name, mailing address, phone number and email address if possible. Failure to include your contact information will prevent it from being circulated to the Committee.

Even if you are unsure whether you would like to speak but would rather listen and watch the meeting with the option to comment on a particular application, please register with the Secretary-Treasurer (information provided above). You will not be required to speak if you choose not to.

Copies of written submissions and public agencies’ comments are available on the City of Kitchener website www.kitchener.ca. Comments will be available using the calendar of events, see the meeting date for more details.

APPLICATIONS FOR MINOR VARIANCE AND / OR CONSENT PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

A 2020-019 - 33 Lancaster Street East

Permission to convert an existing duplex to a triplex having a northerly side yard setback of 1.2m and a southerly side yard setback of 1.42m rather than the required 1.5m; having 2 of the required off-street parking spaces to be in tandem whereas the By-law does not permit the required off-street parking spaces to be in tandem; and, to allow 2 off-street parking spaces to be located between the front façade and the lot line whereas the By-law does not permit parking between the front façade and the lot line.

A 2020-020 - 51 Nelson Avenue

Permission to allow a “Semi-detached dwelling” Use in an R3 Zone, whereas the By-law does not permit a semi-detached dwelling within an R-3 Zone.

A 2020-021 - 44 Beasley Drive

Permission to allow a “commercial school” and “light repair operation” that was previously permitted in a B-3 Zone, whereas the building is now Zoned Employment Land Use EMP-5 under Zoning By-law 2019-051 and no longer permits those uses.

A 2020-022 - 903 Zeller Crescent

Permission to legalize a townhouse dwelling having a widened driveway with the parking space located in front of the stairs to have a depth of 4.5m rather than the required 5.5m.

A 2020-023 - 312 Weber Street West

Permission to legalize a single detached dwelling/home business (health office-registered massage therapy) having the required off-street parking space located within the garage to be 3.1m from the lot line rather than the required 6m; and, 1 off-street parking space for the home business to encroach into the Regional right-of-way having a width of 2.6m by a depth of 4.5m rather than the required 2.6m by 5.5m.

A 2020-024 - 85 Wood Street

Permission to construct a garage in the northerly side yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a side yard setback of 0.3m rather than the required 0.6m.

A 2020-025 - 624 King Street West

Permission to construct a multi-residential development: “Building A” will have 4 stories in height containing 19 units and “Building B” will have 3 stories in height containing 15 units having a rear yard setback for “Building B” of 2m rather than the required 7.5m; a parking rate of 0.67 spaces/per-unit (23 off-street parking spaces) rather than the required 1 spaces/per-unit (34 off-street parking spaces); and, a visitor parking rate of 8% (2 off-street parking spaces) rather than the required 20% (5 off-street parking spaces).

A 2020-026 - 924 Redtail Court

Permission to construct a covered porch in the rear yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a rear yard setback of 5.83m rather than the required 7.5m.

A 2020-027 - 293 Field Sparrow Crescent

Permission to construct a single detached dwelling with covered porch in the rear yard having a rear yard setback of 6.7m rather than the required 7.5m. 

A 2020-028 - 783 Guelph Street

Permission to construct a 65-unit stacked townhouse development having a front yard setback of 5.3m rather than the required 12.7m; a parking rate of 1.12 spaces/per-unit rather than the required 1.25 spaces per-unit; and, a visitor parking rate of 10% rather than the required 20%.

B 2020-010 - 123 Pioneer Drive

Permission for a lease in excess of 21 years to Tim Hortons for the building they occupy on Pioneer Drive.

B 2020-011 - 98 Strange Street

Permission to sever a parcel of land so each half of a semi-detached residential dwelling can be dealt with separately. The severed land will have a width of 8.38m, a depth of 48.31m and an area of 437.1 sq.m. The retained land will have a width of 8.38m, a depth of 48.31m and an area of 436.5 sq.m.

B 2020-012 to B 2020-019 - Valencia Avenue

Permission to grant access easements in the rear yard of two 6-unit townhouse dwellings having frontage on Valencia Avenue abutting Woodbine Avenue. The block on the northerly side of Valencia Avenue includes Lots 1 to 6 and the block on the southerly side of Valencia Avenue includes Lots 7 to 12 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-012 - Lot 6

Grant an “L” shaped easement having a width on Valencia Avenue of 2.5m and a width in the rear yard of 0.9m in favour of Lots 2-5 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-013 - Lot 5

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of Lots 2-4 and 6 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-014 - Lot 4

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of Lots 2-3 and 5-6 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-015 - Lot 3

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of Lots 2 and 4-6 on the plan submitted with the application. 

B 2020-016 - Lot 12

Grant an “L” shaped easement having a width on Valencia Avenue of 2.5m and a width in the rear yard of 0.9m in favour of Lots 8-11 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-017 - Lot 11

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of lots 8-10 and 12 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-018 - Lot 10

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of Lots 8-9 and 11-12 on the plan submitted with the application.

B 2020-019 - Lot 9

Grant a 0.9m wide easement in the rear yard in favour of Lots 8 and 10-12 on the plan submitted with the application.

  • additional information is available at the Legislated Services Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 King Street West, Kitchener (519-741-2200 ext.7594).
  • copies of written submissions/public agencies' comments are available on Friday afternoon prior to the meeting on the City of Kitchener website www.kitchener.ca in the online Council and Committee calendar; see the meeting date for more details.
  • anyone having an interest in any of these applications may attend this meeting.
  • a person or public body that files an appeal of a consent decision of the Committee of Adjustment must make written submissions to the Committee before the Committee gives or refuses to give a Provisional Consent otherwise the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) may dismiss the appeal.
  • any personal information received in relation to this meeting is collected under the authority s. 28(2) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, and will be used by the City of Kitchener to process Committee of Adjustment applications. Questions about the collection of information should be directed to Holly Dyson at holly.dyson@kitchener.ca.
  • if you wish to be notified of a decision you must make a written request to the Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment, City Hall, 200 King St. W., Kitchener ON, N2G 4G7; this request also entitles you to be advised of a possible Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearing; even if you are the successful party you should make this request as the decision could be appealed by the applicant or another party.

Dated the 7th day of July 2020.

Dianna Saunderson

Secretary-Treasurer

Committee of Adjustment

 

THE PRESCRIBED NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THIS COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING WAS PUBLISHED IN THE RECORD ON FEBRUARY 28, 2020.