As the proposal exceeds the maximum permitted FSR of 4.0, the owner has applied for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Official Plan Amendment. Click on the image below to see all four pages of the “Property Owner Letter”. The letter is to be delivered to neighbours within 120m. Comments are due by September 7, 2020 to the Planning Department.
Would you be interested in participating in Olde Berlin Town and Central Frederick Neighbourhood’s front-yard garden tour from 2-4pm, Saturday, September 19, 2020? (Our rain date is 2-4pm, Sunday September 20, 2020. We will cancel our event, if any presiding government or public health authority places us back into Stage 2 or Stage 1 of Covid response or requests gatherings of no more than 20 people.)
Garden Hosts will introduce visitors to their front yard gardens, with the host situated in the garden, while neighbours remain on the sidewalk. Garden Hosts may identify plants and explain their selection process. Or talk about their rain garden. Or measures undertaken to support bees. You dig? We will also set up a few informational tables and share some treats. We’ll maintain and encourage a safe socially-distanced visit throughout. Our goal is to encourage safe neighbourly connections and a love of gardening.
Ready to get your hands dirty? There are a variety of ways to help:
• Be a Garden Host.
• Don’t have a front yard garden but ready to share information on container gardening or worm composting or the like? We’ll match you up with a neighbour with space to offer.
• Have space but not the inclination? Why not lend us your driveway or yard to let a neighbour showcase their container plants or the like?
• Help organize behind the scenes. Plant the seeds of the event, sow to speak.
• Come visit your neighbours and their gardens on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
If you are interested in being a “Garden Host” or helping in another way, please email Hal (email@example.com)
The Front Yard Garden Tour is supported by the Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association and the Festival of Neighbourhoods. Due to covid delays, we have yet to secure endorsement from the Olde Berlin Town Neighbourhood Association or support from Neighbours Day and Kitchener staff, via the Downtown Community Centre. We will implement the most up-to-date covid safety measures.
This presentation from Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee Chair Sarah Marsh was recently shared with our neighbourhood.
Heritage Kitchener will resume meeting on August 4th, 2020, where they will be discussing an application in our neighbourhood regarding demolition of 50-52 and 56 Weber St. W. See that post for details on how to submit comments on the application.
For details on other committees, see https://calendar.kitchener.ca/council.