Grimsby Beach - Land Use Planning Study

 Notice of Open House and Public Meeting

 

TAKE NOTICE that a Public Meeting will be held in regards to an Official Plan Amendment to the Grimsby Official Plan to create a Grimsby Beach Secondary Plan, as well as a Zoning By-Law Amendment to the Zoning By-Law to create a new zone, the Grimsby Beach 1 (GB1) Zone, and other related minor changes to implement the proposed Secondary Plan. These amendments are recommendations from the Grimsby Beach Land Use Planning Study that was conducted to establish appropriate land use planning tools and recommendations for the Grimsby Beach area.

 The purpose and effect of the proposed changes would provide a detailed planning framework for the Grimsby Beach study area in support of the general policy framework provided in the Town of Grimsby Official Plan. The detailed policies and provisions are intended to guide and manage change while conserving and enhancing the cultural heritage resources and character of Grimsby Beach.

The Town's retained Planning consultant, MHBC Planning, will provide an overview of the study findings, and the recommended Secondary Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments. Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed land use planning tools and recommendations. After input is received, Town Planning staff will make a recommendation to Council on how to proceed.

 

 An Open House and Public Meeting for these amendments is scheduled as follows:

 Date: November 4, 2021

Time: Open House, 6:00 p.m.

Public Meeting to follow, 7:00 p.m.

Location: via Zoom

 

To register as a delegate please contact jmartin@grimsby.ca or call (905) 945-9634 on or before noon on November 1, 2021 to receive the Zoom link. Only those who register will be given the Zoom link. If you do not wish to speak, meetings are livestreamed at https://www.grimsby.ca/livestream/

 

Anyone seeking additional information can contact the Town’s Planning Department:

 Town of Grimsby, Planning Department

P.O. Box 159, 160 Livingston Avenue

Grimsby, ON L3M 4G3
Telephone: (905) 945-9634, Fax: (905) 945-5010

Email: planning@grimsby.ca

 If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Grimsby regarding the Grimsby Beach Secondary Plan or Zoning By-law Amendment, a written request must be made to the Director of Planning at the above address.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a Public Meeting, or make written submissions to the Town of Grimsby in respect of the proposed zoning by-law and official plan amendments before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval, to the proposed zoning by-law and official plan amendments, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

 

Grimsby Beach Secondary Plan Area

 

  

Grimsby Beach Zoning By-law Amendment Area

 

 

Associated documents are available below:

 

Draft -Grimsby Beach - Secondary Plan and By-law

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Secondary Plan Schedules

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Schedule X

Supporting Documents: 

 

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Planning Report & Appendices

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Urban Design & Heritage Guidelines

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement - Appendix A1 - Water Demand

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement - Appendix A2- Sanitary Demand

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement - AppendixA3 - Draft Infrastructure Plan

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement - Appendix B1 - Available Signage

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Fiscal Impact Statement - Appendix B2 - TAC GDGCR Excerpts

Draft - Grimsby Beach - Tree Strategy

Information Webinar

Join us for an information Webinar! Learn more about the Draft Secondary Plan and Draft Zoning Bylaw Amendment prior to the Public Meeting and Open House.

Join Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86511070574?pwd=bUl1dFVsbThDNW1ZemY1bVNySGRZZz09 

What is the Grimsby Beach Study?

The Grimsby Beach Land Use Study will examine the existing conditions; particularly the unique cultural and natural heritage characteristics of Grimsby Beach, to develop an understanding of how the area may change or be impacted by growth and development.  The goal is to establish a community driven vision and principles that can provide guidance a comprehensive and implementable framework/plan that will not only guide appropriate change, but inspire it and preserve what aspects of Grimsby Beach are most valued.

While the Study will be grounded in evidence-based research and technical information, a significant component will be spent reaching out to the community and stakeholders through meaningful engagement.  The community and stakeholders will play a critical role in helping to identify issues and opportunities within the neighbourhood and work together with the Town and consulting team to build consensus on the vision.  Throughout the five phases of the study, there will be public engagement activities that seek to inform, consult and engage.

Photo Gallery: Grimsby Chautauqua will appear here on the public site.
Purpose of the Study:

Understand how the area may change or be impacted by growth and development

Identify Issues and opportunities in the neighbourhood to create a vision for future growth & development

Build a framework/plan to guide appropriate change while preserving Grimsby Beach’s unique cultural and natural heritage characteristics

How can I get involved?
Additional Documents 

FAQ 

Walking Tour Summary

RFP

Background Report

Executive Summary

Appendix A1 - Existing Conditions (Appendix A)

Appendix A2 - Existing Conditions (Appendix B)

Appendix A3 - Existing Conditions (Appendix C)

Appendix B1 - FSR Draft (Appendix A)

Appendix B2 - FSR Draft (Appendix B)

Appendix B3 - FSR Draft (Appendix C)

Appendix B4 - FSR Draft (Appendix D)

Appendix B5 - FSR Draft (Appendix E)

Appendix B6 - Figures

Appendix C - Grimsby Beach Zoning Definitions

Appendix D - Grimsby Beach Walking Tour Brochure

Appendix E - Grimsby Beach Walking Tour Summary

Appendix F - Grimsby Beach Community Survey

Appendix G - Detailed Community Survey Results

Study Area

The Grimsby Beach study area is outlined in yellow on the map above. The majority of the study area is located to the North of Lake St., between Baker Rd. North and Park Rd. North. The remaining study area is located to the South of Lake St. between Grand Ave and Birchpark Dr.

Work Program

Grimsby Beach Workplan

Past Community Engagement Activities

 

 These materials are available in alternate format, upon request.

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