A partnership between Metrolinx, Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener did a presentation to present plans for a proposed Transit Hub in downtown Kitchener.
DRAFT updated November 28, 2019; subject to revision after additional input and neighbourhood consultation.
The following draft response to the proposed Secondary Plan for Civic Centre (Olde Berlin Town) has been revised in response to recent legislation and proposals from the Planning Department. The deadline for input, corrections and comments from neighbours was November 12th.
The Planning Department also wants to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETING
Public input is an important part of this process, allowing staff to incorporate your feedback into their recommendations. We invite you to review the information on the City’s website and attend this public meeting. The time and location of the Statutory Public Meeting are as follows:
Monday, December 9, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. (Industry Stakeholders) & 7:00 p.m. (Property Owners)
Kitchener City Hall, Council Chambers
200 King Street West
To ensure that comments received regarding the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-Law can be reviewed and addressed before preparing a final draft for consideration for approval at a future Committee/Council meeting, comments must be submitted by Monday, December 9, 2019 to email@example.com
View the previous version from Oct. 28, 2019 of the draft document here.
Nov. 22, 2019
The following images are courtesy of Adam Clark, Senior Planner at the Planning Department. The accompanying interpretive text was written by Hal Jaeger, member of the Olde Berlin Town Neighbourhood Association Heritage & Development Committee.
The image above provides examples of the buildings that could be built in the proposed Mixed Use 2 zone (MIX-2) along Victoria St N, between Ellen and St Leger, following the October 2019 proposed zoning regulations, which include:
-a 7.5m minimum yard setback abutting a residential zone,
-a 12m maximum height within 15m of a lot with a low-rise residential zone,
-a maximum height of 20m,
-a maximum of 6 storeys, and
-a maximum Floor Space Ratio of 3 (Floor Space Ratio is a measure of building volume. It is calculated by dividing the total built floor by the lot area.)
The numbers on the land represent the lot area, in square metres. The three and four-digit numbers on the buildings represent areas of respective floorplates. The small number, written to one or two decimal places, is the Floor Space Ratio (FSR).
The image above shows the shadowing that would be produced by buildings that could be built in the Mixed Use 3 (MIX-3) zone along Weber St W, between Queen and Young, following the October 2019 proposed zoning regulations. The shadowing is modelled on September 21, one of the equinox dates. Less shadowing is produced mid-summer and more mid-winter.
For more information see our previous posts at https://oldeberlintown.ca/zoning/ and elsewhere on our website.