The Senior Planner, Community Planning provided a presentation to Council regarding the Established Neighbourhoods Compatibility Study. The presentation included the results of a Council survey which collected feedback on the elements of a revised Official Plan and Zoning By-law and provided broad patterns based on these survey results.
The Senior Planner outlined the emerging policy directions from the study which include official plan and zoning by-law amendments. He provided a proposed list of character areas for the Town which include contemporary suburban neighbourhoods, traditional suburban neighbourhoods, and organic growth neighbourhoods. The presentation concluded with the target timeline for the project.
Members of Council queried staff regarding the heights of buildings and lot coverage, mixed uses including commercial and residential, soft landscaping requirements and potential parking issues.