Throughout the Town, there are many applications for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and/or Draft Plan of Condominium currently in process. Information on these planning applications can be accessed below.

 About the Planning Process

Why Do Plans Change?

In general:

  • The provincial Planning Act gives authority to individuals to submit applications for development proposals that do not meet the current Official Plan policies or the Zoning By-law regulations
  • The Town is required to process these applications under the Planning Act
  • Official Plans may only be amended if the change complies with the overall intent of the Official Plan and is consistent with Provincial and Regional policy
  • Zoning By-laws may be amended if the change is compatible with the Official Plan and surrounding neighbourhoods and is consistent with Provincial and Regional policy

The Planning Process

The diagram below shows a general overview of the planning process for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and/or Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium applications.

Opportunities for public input are provided throughout this process, including at the public open house and statutory public meeting stages identified in orange on the diagram.

For most planning applications, Council acts as the approval authority, meaning they are the body that makes a decision to approve, approve with conditions and/or modifications, or deny the application.

An applicant or another party can appeal Council's decision to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), an adjudicative tribunal appointed and governed by the province. More information about the LPAT, including who may be able to appeal a decision of Council, and what this appeal must include, is available on the LPAT's website

Diagram showing the planning process

 

For more information about a current planning application, including information on how to provide comments, contact the Planning Department.

Please note that some of the third-party documents linked below may not be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act 2005, Ont. Reg. 429/07 (A.O.D.A.). Contact the Planning Department if you require a copy of these documents in an accessible format.

Map of Current Planning Applications

The map below shows the location of Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision and/or Draft Plan of Condominium applications currently in process in the Town of Grimsby.

You can use the addresses identified on this map to access more information about these applications in the menu below.

 

19 Elm Street & 13 Mountain Street

The Town has received an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment from Harley Valentine 1 Inc. and Castlepoint Numa to facilitate the development of a seven storey mixed-use building, that incorporates Woolverton House and Woolveton Hall in the design. The building would contain residential, retail, and community hub uses.

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

150 Central Avenue (Lot 39, 30M-115)

Development Application 

The Town has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application from McNally House Hospice for 150 Central Avenue to facilitate the development of a parking area to support institutional uses on the lands legally referred to as Lot 39, 30M-115. 

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

19 Lynnwood Avenue

Development Application 

The Town has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application from McNally House Hospice for 19 Lynnwood Avenue for the purpose of developing a parking area and private driveway access to facilitate the future development of a 10-bed hospice.

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

 141-149 Main Street East

Development Application 

The Town has received an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application from Losani Homes for 141-149 Main Street East for the purpose of developing a seven storey residential building with commercial space.

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

 16 Kemp Road West

 

16 Kemp Road West preliminary site plan

Application Type 

  • Zoning By-law Amendment

Applicant

  • Owner: Richard Caetano
  • Agent: Upper Canada Planning & Engineering Ltd., c/o Craig Rohe, 3-30 Hannover Drive, St. Catharines, ON, L2W 1A3

Proposed Development

  • Zoning By-law amendment to re-zone the subject property from Specialty Crop (SC) to Hamlet Residential (HR) and General Employment

  • Purpose of the amendment is to allow for the future severance of a 0.45 hectare lot for future residential purposes, and the legal operation of an existing self-storage business at the rear of the property

  • Proposal to allow the following uses in the GE zone, as permitted: agricultural use, ancillary retail sale, custom workshop, service shop, and wholesaling

  • Proposal to exclude the following uses in the GE zone: automobile service garage, automobile body shop, dry cleaning facility, industrial use, research and laboratory use, and transport terminal

Supporting Documents 

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

Public Meetings

 240 & 244-248 Main Street East

Development Application           

The Town has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision application from 1849315 Ontario Inc. (David DeFaveri) and T. Johns Consulting Group Ltd. for 240 & 244-248 Main Street East for subdividing the subject lands into 15 separate lots, and extend Teeter Place.

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

7 Park Road South

7 Park Road plan

Application Type     

  • Draft Plan of Subdivision

Applicant

  • Owner: Mountainview -- Trimark Development Corporation
  • Agent: James Webb Planning Consultants Inc.

Proposed Development

  • Subdivision of the subject property into 5 lots -- 1 lot fronting Park Road South, and the remaining 4 lots fronting Bartlett Avenue

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

Public Meetings

4 Windward Drive

Development Application

The Town has received an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application from TRG Casablanca and Weston Consulting for 4 Windward Drive for the development of a 19 storey tower, a 12 storey tower, and an outdoor park area.

 

Please visit Let's Talk Grimsby for project details.

133 Main Street East

Rendering of proposed development at 133 Main Street EastApplication Type

  • Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Applicant

  • Owner: Burgess Heritage Group Inc. 461 Green Road, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5B4
  • Agent: IBI Group c/o John Ariens, 360 James Street North, Suite 200, Hamilton, ON, L8L 1H5

Proposed Development

The applicant proposes to restore, relocate, and preserve the existing 2.5 storey brick dwelling on the subject property for commercial/office use, and develop the remainder of the property with a five storey mixed-use commercial and residential apartment building.

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

Public Meetings

Northeast corner of Slessor Boulevard at Livingston Avenue

Streetscape Rendering Northeast corner of Slessor and LivingstonApplication Type

  • Zoning By-law Amendment

Applicant

  • Owner: A.G. Construction Inc. - Alim Gurler, 144-700 Third Line, Oakville, ON, L6L 4B1
  • Agent: A.J Clarke & Associates Ltd. - Stephen Fraser, 25 Main Street West Suite 300, Hamilton, ON L8P 1H1

Proposed Development

  • 2 storey, 8-unit townhouse buildings on the subject lands.

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

Original Submission

Revised Submission

Public Meetings

Public Open House - July 23, 2019

Statutory Public Meeting - October 29, 2019

226 & 228 Main Street East

 Application(s) Type

Streetscape Rendering 226 and 228 Main Street East

  • Zoning By-law Amendment 

Applicant

  • Owners: David and Donna Latchford, 226 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON, L3M 1P6
  • Agent: IBI Group - Angela Buonamici, 360 James Street North, Suite 200, Hamilton, ON, L8L 1H5

Proposed Development

  • 8 single family detached dwellings on a private condominium roadway. The condominium application is to follow.
  • Lot 1 will have frontage on Main Street.

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

Public Meetings

Public Open House - June 18, 2019

Statutory Public Meeting - August 27, 2019

314 Main Street East

Proposed Landscape Plan 314 Main Street East

 Application(s) Type

  • Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision

Applicant

  • Owners: Branthaven Terrace Drive Inc., 720 Oval Court, Burlington, ON, L7L 6A9
  • Agent: Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc. – Bruce Mitchell, 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 700, Mississauga, ON, L5R 3K5

Proposed Development

  • The proposed development consists of 55 single-detached dwellings on newly created and extended municipal roads.

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

August 2019

Public Meetings

Public Open House - April 23, 2019

Statutory Public Meetings

362 & 398 North Service Road (Fifth Wheel)

Rendering of 362 & 398 North Service Road Proposed Development

Application(s) Type

  • Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, and Draft Plan of Subdivision

Applicant

  • Owners: Losani Homes, 430 McNeilly Road, Stoney Creek, ON. L8E 5E3
  • Agent: MHBC Planning, David Aston, Suite 200, 540 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X9

Proposed Development

  • 6 mixed-use apartment buildings comprised of a total of 1247 residential units, and 5,334 square metres of employment space on the ground floor fronting North Service Road. These buildings are proposed to have the following heights: 18, 22, 12, 12, 10, and 14 storeys.
  • 38, 2.5 storey townhouse units, and 10, 3 storey back-to-back townhouse units; and,
  • Approximately 1.4 hectares of parkland area that is proposed to be dedicated to the Town for continuation of the west-end waterfront trail.
  • A total of 1845 parking spaces are proposed on-site: 96 spaces for the townhouse units; 1559 spaces for the residential apartment units, and 190 spaces for the employment uses.

Supporting Documents

In support of the applications, the following documents were submitted by the applicant:

April 2019

October 2019

January 2020

June 2020

Visioning Document

Given the significance of the subject site, the Region and the Town retained the services of Planning Partnership and Greenberg Consultants Inc. to conduct a Regionally funded, high level design charrette for the site in November 2016.

Public Meetings

Public Open House - February 26, 2019

Statutory Public Meeting- January 28, 2020

These materials are available in alternate format, upon request.

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