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Section 37 Community Benefits Public Meeting Notice

TAKE NOTICE that a public meeting will be held in regards to the Town of Grimsby’s proposal to amend the Town’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law (By-law 14-45, as amended) to make changes to the Town’s Section 37 community benefit policies and procedures.

The term “Section 37” refers to the section of Ontario’s Planning Act which allows the Town to ask for benefits to construct or improve community facilities when a development requires a Zoning By-law amendment for increased height and/or density within the parameters of Official Plan policy.

A consultant review of the Town’s current Section 37 community benefit polices and procedures (contained in Section 9.4 of the Town of Grimsby Official Plan and Section 4.22 of By-law 14-45, as amended) identified potential amendments to better reflect current best practices and market conditions. A copy of the consultant report can be downloaded below.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment is to address these matters.

The proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment would apply to all lands within the Town of Grimsby.

The meeting will be held as follows:

PLACE: Town Hall, 160 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby, Ontario.
DATE: June 19, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

A copy of the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment can be downloaded below.

Any person may attend the meeting and/or provide written or verbal representation on the above proposal(s). We ask that any written comments be provided by MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 to the address included below so that they may be incorporated into the staff report, however, written comments may be made any time prior to the meeting. Please be sure to clarify which file your comments apply to.

Additional information regarding the plan is available at the Town Hall during normal business hours (8:30 to 4:30) or you may contact:

Town of Grimsby, Planning Department,
P.O. Box 159, 160 Livingston Avenue,
Grimsby, Ontario. L3M 4G3
Telephone: (905) 945-9634, Fax: (905) 945-5010
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Section 37 Community Benefits Consultant Report

Section 37 Community Benefits Public Meeting Notice

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (prepared for public meeting)

Proposed Official Plan Amendment (prepared for public meeting)

Proposed Implementation Guidelines - Section 37 (prepared for public meeting)

Hospital Corridor Study

The Town of Grimsby has launched a study to develop a Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Town's Hospital Corridor. This area is defined as all properties fronting onto Main Street West from Nelles Road to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Hospital Corridor Study Area Map

Through the Town’s Official Plan, the Hospital Corridor had been identified as an area where strategic intensification and appropriate infill may be appropriate. A Secondary Plan will help the Town to proactively plan for the future of this area. Urban Design Guidelines will provide direction for the aesthetic improvement of the public realm in this area, through the identification of required streetscape improvements and desired future building design. Proactively planning for redevelopment will help to ensure that it will occur in a coordinated manner, while maintaining an overall cohesive vision for the Hospital Corridor area.

The purpose of the study is to outline clear development expectations for the Hospital Corridor area. As stated above, this is as an essential component in shaping the Corridor's future. The Secondary Plan process will:

  1. Create a long-term vision for the Hospital Corridor that illustrates clear redevelopment expectations, and
  2. Produce a policy document that refines current Town Official Plan policies to accommodate for intensification in a manner that has regard for the Hospital Corridor's commercial role and functioning, as well as being compatible with its surrounding neighbourhoods.

As part of the Secondary Plan process, a Hospital Corridor Vision will be developed where clear development expectations will be illustrated, and Town Official Plan policies will be refined to accommodate for intensification in a manner that has regard for the Hospital Corridor's commercial role and functioning, as well as being compatible with its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Key development aspects that will be discussed and addressed through this study include but are not limited to: the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital future role and function, as well as future building height, building frontages, land uses, transition to residential neighbourhoods, parking, loading, pedestrian access, active transportation, and built heritage matters.

SGL Planning and Design, in collaboration with LEA Consulting, ASI and urbanMetrics has been retained to complete the study. As part of the proposed study process the consulting team will be seeking public and local stakeholders input throughout the duration of the study, tentatively scheduled as follows:

  1. A Visioning Workshop (June 6, 2018) - see meeting notice below
  2. A Design Options Open House (Fall of 2018)
  3. Final Secondary Plan and Statutory Public Meeting (Spring 2019)

In addition to these sessions, two comment boxes (one at Cole's Florists and one at Station 1), and one comment board (in the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery lobby) will be available for you to provide ideas and comments on how best to address and help shape the Corridor's future development.

Please check this page for future study updates.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Shanks, Planner
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 905-945-9634 ext. 2192

Visioning Workshop Notice

Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan

Niagara Regional Council made a decision to modify and approve the Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan (Amendment No. 6 to the Town of Grimsby Official Plan) on May 3, 2018.

Notice of Regional Council's decision to modify and approve Official Plan Amendment No. 6 was distributed to all prescribed persons and bodies on May 4, 2018. The last date for filing a notice of appeal of the decision was May 24, 2018. No notices of appeal were received, and therefore Amendment No. 6 to the Town of Grimsby Official Plan is now in effect.

Amendment No. 6 to the Town of Grimsby Official Plan:

OPA 6 Text (Certified by Region)

OPA 6 Schedules (Certified by Region) 

2018 Zoning Corrections

After extensive study and public consultation, the Town of Grimsby adopted a new Zoning By-Law (By-Law 14-45) in May 2014. Town Staff have identified corrections that need to be made to the Zoning By-Law, and are proposing to amend the Zoning By-Law to implement these corrections.

The purpose and effect of the proposed Zoning By-Law amendment is to correct:

• Mapping errors;
• Omissions of land uses from certain zones;
• Previous site specific zoning permissions that were incorrectly transferred or ommitted from the new Zoning By-Law;
• Clarification of ambiguously defined terms; and
• Clarification of regulations.

The Town’s Planning & Development Committee held an Open House meeting on April 10, 2018 to provide members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the corrections that are proposed to the Zoning By-law.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Grimsby on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the Town of Grimsby at the following address:

Town of Grimsby, Planning Department,
P.O. Box 159, 160 Livingston Avenue,
Grimsby, Ontario. L3M 4G3
Telephone: (905) 945-9634, Fax: (905) 945-5010
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, please contact the Town of Grimsby Planning Department using the contact information above.

Owners of properties that will be subject to site specific zoning permissions that are proposed to be changed as part of the planned amendment will be mailed notices with more information about these proposed changes.

A statutory public meeting regarding the proposed amendment will be scheduled for a later date. If you wish to be notified of this meeting, please contact the Town of Grimsby Planning Department using the contact information above.

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