File #: 21-A-102    Version: Name:
Type: Deputation Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action:
Title: DEPUTATIONS REGARDING MOTION 21-P-023, PROPOSED CITY-WIDE AMENDMENT TO COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 2009-141 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS The following individuals provided Deputations concerning motion 21-P-023, Proposed City-Wide Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 for Affordable Housing: 1. Michael Lato advised he was speaking in response to the proposed changes to Zoning By-law 2019-144 for detached accessory dwelling units, and specifically the reference to side and rear setbacks. Mr. Lato requested that Council consider two changes to the amendment, the first to implement a six-month grace period for changes to the by-law to come into effect, to allow active development projects time to apply for zoning and permits under the current setbacks without causing undue additional expenses and hardship. He provided examples of other municipalities allowing a grace period for changes. Mr. Lato asked secondly, that Council consider reducing the r...
Attachments: 1. Deputation Requests 21-P-023 - Affordabale Housing, 2. Correspondence 21-P-023 Affordable Housing, 3. ADDITIONS - Deputation Requests - 21-P-023 Affordable Housing, 4. ADDITIONS - Correspondence 21-P-023 Affordable Housing
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DEPUTATIONS REGARDING MOTION 21-P-023, PROPOSED CITY-WIDE AMENDMENT TO COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW 2009-141 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING BY THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS

The following individuals provided Deputations concerning motion 21-P-023, Proposed City-Wide Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2009-141 for Affordable Housing:

1. Michael Lato advised he was speaking in response to the proposed changes to Zoning By-law 2019-144 for detached accessory dwelling units, and specifically the reference to side and rear setbacks.

Mr. Lato requested that Council consider two changes to the amendment, the first to implement a six-month grace period for changes to the by-law to come into effect, to allow active development projects time to apply for zoning and permits under the current setbacks without causing undue additional expenses and hardship. He provided examples of other municipalities allowing a grace period for changes. Mr. Lato asked secondly, that Council consider reducing the rear year setback from 7 metres to 3 metres due to provisions limiting detached dwelling units to a ten percent lot coverage noting the impacts to the size of units that can be built. Mr. Lato expressed his concern with the 7 metres rear setback, as he felt it would automatically ban detached accessary dwellings from many lots and therefore defeating the purpose of the Zoning By-law Amendment to provide more affordable housing.

Mr. Lato requested that if failing to approve a 3 metres setback, Council consider more areas, as this would be more suitable to promote construction of new rental units.

2. Brady McDonald on behalf of BK Real Estate Investing advised of the number of detached accessory dwellings units, number of new rental units existing and under construction that his company is responsible for. He commented that the dwellings play a significant role in the community. Mr. McDonald acknowledged the current Zoning By-law requires additional restrictions but that he...

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