The Senior Planner, Community Planning provided a presentation to Council regarding the Established Neighbourhoods Compatibility Study. He outlined the growth and intensification that is anticipated to occur in Newmarket and how different neighbourhoods may be affected by this. He provided an explanation of various planning tools that assisted in the study.
Blair Scorgie, Senior Planner and Urban Designer, SvN, outlined the purpose and process of the comprehensive review. He described the three phase approach which involved consultations and engagement opportunities and the key findings.
The presenters provided a neighbourhood character analysis, the preferred neighbourhood classifications, and the key issues, opportunities and challenges for the remainder of the study. They provided Council with the emerging policy directions and asked Council to provide feedback.
Members of Council provided comments to the presenters regarding the protection of bungalows, build-able lot coverage versus total lot coverage, and comparable municipalities used by Staff in regards to the study. They asked Staff to use sample properties to demonstrate how each category would be put through each approach, and to provide additional information regarding bungalows in Newmarket and neighbouring municipalities,