The Director of Planning and Building
Services introduced staff and Mr. Jason Thorne of planningAlliance and provided
a brief overview of the proposed Official Plan Amendment.
The Senior Planner, Policy addressed
those present with the ‘Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Active
Transportation Network’ PowerPoint presentation and discussed various aspects
in respect to the development of the secondary plan, such as the process,
timelines and a summary of the comments received.
Mr. Thorne of planningAlliance explained
amendments to heights and densities in the proposed plan. He also outlined
proposed bonusing and angular plane policies.
The presentation was paused to accommodate a
question and answer/comment period.
There was consensus to hold a Special
Committee of the Whole meeting on February 18, 2014 to receive the balance of
the PowerPoint presentation and to permit Council to provide direction and
make recommendations on the proposed plan.
Next steps include a Special Committee of
the Whole to be held on February 18, 2014 and a subsequent report to
Committee of the Whole on February 24, 2014.