Planning and development consultations

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Choose from the consultations listed below for more information on some of our recent development proposals (also see the Projects page for other planning related consultations):

Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments - 

859 & 867 Frederick Street and 39 Avon Road

The City of Kitchener has received applications for an Official Plan amendment and a zone change to allow for the redevelopment of these properties with a ten storey residential building fronting Frederick Street and Avon Road.

The first Neighbourhood Information Meeting (NIM) was held on Jan. 12, 2017. Information regarding this meeting can be found here:

A second Neighbourhood Information Meeting (NIM) was held on Nov. 21, 2018. Information regarding this meeting can be found here: 

Information on the final development concept can be found here:

Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments -

Block Line Road and Courtland Avenue East

The City of Kitchener has received applications for an Official Plan amendment and a zone change to allow for the development of this property with mixed-use development that includes 20,000 square metres (215,000 sq. feet) of mixed commercial space (office and retail) as well as four residential towers that are up to 38 storeys in height with a total of up to 1,300 dwelling units, along with 1,500 parking spaces within a parking deck.

Neighbourhood Information Meetings (NIM) were held on Aug. 30 and Nov. 29, 2017. Information regarding these meetings can be found here:

Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments -

507 Frederick Street and 40, 44 & 48 Becker Street

The City of Kitchener has received applications for an Official Plan amendment and a zone change to accommodate an addition to the existing funeral home, as well as an expansion to the existing parking lot. 

A Neighbourhood Information Meeting (NIM) was held on Sept. 14, 2017. Information regarding this meeting can be found here:

 Vision Statement - 152 Shanley Street

On Apr. 28, 2018 the City of Kitchener held a design charrette for the lands located at 152 Shanley St. Information regarding this meeting can be found here:

Following the design charrette city staff developed a draft vision statement that reflects the views of the majority of those that participated in the design charrette.

A community engagement session was held on Sept. 27, 2018 to review the draft vision statement for additional input and comments.

On Nov. 5, 2018 the staff report and vision statement will be presented to the planning and strategic initiatives committee for consideration. The agenda for this meeting can be viewed on the city's website.

 Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment - 86 Pinnacle Drive

The City of Kitchener has received an application for a zoning by-law amendment for the property at 86 Pinnacle Dr. The application proposes to change the zoning from Residential Four Zone to Residential Six Zone to permit the site to be developed with a two storey, 16 unit, senior’s oriented apartment building.

Information regarding this application can be found here:

A Neighbourhood Information Meeting has been scheduled for September 10, 2019 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) at the Waterloo Region Museum (10 Huron Road). A formal presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Information regarding the meeting can be found here:

Proposed Subdivision, Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments – Auburn Development (Schneiders Redevelopment)
The City of Kitchener has received three applications for a large area of land (10.36 hectares) that is roughly bordered by Courtland Avenue East, Stirling Avenue South, the CN Rail line, and Borden Avenue South. The lands were previously developed with the Schneiders Factory (Maple Leaf Foods).  The Owner is proposing to comprehensively redevelop the lands into a mixed-use community with residential, commercial, and employment uses. 

A Neighbourhood Information Meeting (NIM) was held on July 15, 2019.  Information regarding this meeting can be found here: 

 Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments – 19-41 Mill Street

The City of Kitchener has received applications for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for the property at 19 – 41 Mill Street. The Owner, Polocorp Inc. is proposing to develop the site with a multiple dwelling with approximately 176 dwelling units. The building is proposed to have a maximum height of 10 storeys, a base consisting of 3 storey townhouse style units which would front Mill Street and the Iron Horse Trail, and structured parking.

The Owner is requesting an amendment to the Mill Courtland Secondary Plan to redesignate the lands from Low Density Commercial Residential to High Density Commercial Residential; and an amendment to Zoning By-law 85-1 to rezone the lands from Commercial Residential Zone (CR-1) to Residential Eight Zone (R-8) with a site specific special regulation to permit:

  • A maximum height of 34.7 metres (10 storeys) and Floor Space Ratio of 3.5
  • A parking requirement of 1.1 spaces/unit 
  • Permit additional home business uses including: artisan’s establishment, commercial school, offices, and indirect sales.

Information regarding this application is available as follows:

A Neighbourhood Information Meeting has been scheduled for December 4, 2019 (6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) at the Victoria Park Pavilion (80 Schneider Ave). A short presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by facilitated small group discussions. Please RSVP to Katie Anderl (katie.anderl@kitchener.ca or 519-741-2200 x7987) if you plan to attend, so that we can ensure sufficient tables, chairs and facilitation staff.

 Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment - 290 Sheldon Avenue North

The City of Kitchener has received an application from Thresholds Housing and Supports for a Zoning By-law Amendment. The Owner is proposing to build a new 3 storey, 23 unit multiple dwelling and 5 bedroom residential care facility on this site. The existing 6 bedroom crisis/respite care facility currently located in the house on the property is proposed to remain. The Owner is requesting to change the zoning from Residential Four Zone (R-4) to Residential Six Zone (R-6) to permit the proposed development. They are proposing special regulations to permit:

  • 14 parking spaces rather than 32
  • To permit parking to be located between the building and the street, and
  • To permit 11 residents in the residential care facility rather than 8.

 Information regarding this application is available as follows:

A drop-in style Neighbourhood Information Meeting took place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Rockway Centre (1405 King St E, Kitchener):

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment - 448 New Dundee Road

This Zoning By-law Amendment Application would allow the construction of 27 single detached houses with frontage onto a private condominium road.  It is intended that the private road would connect to New Dundee Road and have an emergency access route to Ridgemount Street.  Each single detached house is proposed to be a unit within a condominium. See conceptual site plan drawing and photos of what the houses might look like. Information regarding this application can be found here:

Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments - 1593 & 1603 Highland Road West
The Official Plan (OP) and Zoning By-law (ZBL) currently state that only commercial-type uses are permitted on the above properties; residential uses are not permitted.  The owner is requesting to change the OP and ZBL to permit up to 403 residential dwelling units within buildings containing commercial uses. Additional commercial uses are requested.  The owner is also requesting to reduce front, side yard, and rear yard setbacks, increase lot coverage, and reduce parking requirements.  If approved, these applications could lead to the redevelopment of the lots with a mixed-use development consisting of:
  • A 13-storey building and 16-storey building, with a total of 403 dwelling units,
  • 1,052 square metres (11,324 sq.ft.) of ground floor commercial space, and
  • 2 levels of underground parking.

There is also a new, city-wide ZBA that may come into effect soon (led by the City). To prepare for this, the owner is also making similar requests under that by-law.

 Proposed Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments – 239 Eden Oak Trail

Rockway Holdings Ltd, the owner of 239 Eden Oak Trail, has submitted applications to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to allow the site to be developed with four 5-storey, multiple dwellings each with 88 units (352 units total).  For more information about the proposal and opportunities to provide comment please review the circulation letter.

 Proposed Subdivision Modification and Zoning By-law Amendment – Rivertrail Ave

The owner of the lands, has made applications to modify Stage 5 of the draft approved Plan of Subdivision and to change the zoning to allow the site to be developed with 92 single detached dwellings, 75 street-fronting townhouse dwellings, a 2.05 ha park and new local streets.  For more information about the proposal and opportunities to provide comment please review the circulation letter.

 Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment - 138 Ebydale Drive

Reid’s Heritage Homes, the owner of 138 Ebydale Drive, has submitted an application to amend the Zoning By-law to allow the site to be developed with one bungalow house and 36 two-storey townhouses.  For more information about the proposal and opportunities to provide comment please review the circulation letter.

 Sign Variance Application - 110 Doon Road

The City of Kitchener has received an application for a Sign by-law variance to request permission to replace an existing ground supported sign with a ground supported sign containing automatic changing copy that is 20 metres from a street intersection (rather than required 23 metres); that is 22 metres from a residentially zoned property (rather than the required 100 metres); and, to have an area of 3.4 sq.m (rather than permitted maximum of 3 sq.m).

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