What: A Planning Act public meeting will be held regarding an application submitted to the City of Oshawa by WND Associates Limited on behalf of Post Office LP to amend Zoning By-law 60-94 (File: Z-2021-05) for lands at 47 Simcoe Street South.
The Oshawa Development Services Committee will be considering the above referenced application for the lands shown in dark shading on the map at the public meeting. The Committee will also be considering the applicant’s proposed use of the City-owned parking lot, located as shown in light shading on the map, for associated off-site parking. The application has been determined to be complete.
When: September 13, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
Pursuant to the direction of Public Health Ontario, this public meeting will take place in an electronic format in order to maintain social/physical distancing. Consequently, the meeting is open to the public through electronic participation only, and in-person delegations are not possible at this time. Delegation requests to speak to this matter through electronic means are required to be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 8, 2021 by contacting City Clerk Services in writing at [email protected].
Members of the public are also invited to submit correspondence concerning this matter. Please address your comments to the City Contact shown below by 4:30 p.m. on September 7, 2021 in order for your correspondence to be provided on the Agenda. Comments received after 4:30 p.m. on September 7, 2021 and up to September 13, 2021 will be provided to Committee members at the September 13, 2021 Public Meeting.
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The applicant proposes to develop a new 8-storey apartment building containing 143 apartment units. The existing building (former Oshawa Federal Building and Post Office) is intended to be incorporated as the two-storey base of the proposed building.
The purpose and effect of the application to amend Zoning By-law 60-94 is to rezone the subject site from CBD-A (Central Business District) to a CBD-A (Central Business District) Zone with site specific standards, to implement the proposed development with site specific conditions to permit certain performance standards such as, but not limited to, increased building height, zero on-site parking spaces, reduced building setbacks to street lines above 12m in height, and to permit residential units on the first floor which are not behind non-residential uses as currently required by Zoning By-law 60-94.
The applicant proposes to use the municipal public parking lot located directly east of the subject lands, on the south side of Athol Street East between Celina Street and Albert Street, to provide appropriate off-site parking, which may potentially include the construction of a decked parking structure.
- City Contact: Robert Bedic, Oshawa City Hall, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7 or by telephone at 905-436-3311, extension 2401 or by email to [email protected]
- To Provide Comments: Written submissions to the City of Oshawa may be delivered prior to the passing of the zoning by-law amendment to the attention of the City Contact shown above.
- To Obtain Additional Information and Material: While additional information and material regarding the application is normally available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, in the Development Services Department, 8th Floor, Rundle Tower, Oshawa City Hall, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7, access to City Hall is subject to COVID-19 protocols. Accordingly, please call or email the City Contact shown above as our business operations are subject to change as the Province of Ontario re-opens.
- To Access the Report: Copies of the staff report for the public meeting will be available beginning September 9, 2021, either online at https://calendar.oshawa.ca/Meetings or by contacting the City Contact shown above.
- To Be Notified of the Decision: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Oshawa on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the Commissioner of Development Services, 50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z7.
Zoning: If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Oshawa to the Ontario Land Tribunal (Tribunal) but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Oshawa before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Oshawa before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Tribunal, unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, please contact the City Contact as shown above.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
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