Neighbourhood meeting for Ward 2 development proposal

Hi folks…. here’s a kind of late announcement for an important meeting if you live in the Woodlawn/Victoria part of the best ward, ward 2. Hope to see you there.

James

 

Neighbourhood Meeting and Open House for
A Revised Development Proposal at 671 VICTORIA ROAD NORTH

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7pm
City Hall, Room 112

Meeting Purpose:
Interested members of the public are invited to view, discuss and comment on a revised development proposal for the property at 671 Victoria Road North, located on the northeast side of Victoria Road between Wideman Boulevard and Mussen Street.

Meeting Format:
The proposed plans will be available to view and the applicant will give a brief presentation outlining the revised proposal at 7:30 pm. The applicant and City Staff will be available to answer questions and listen to your feedback about the proposal from 7pm til 8:30 pm.

Site History:
A rezoning application was filed for this site in March, 2016 and a statutory public meeting on the lands was held on May 9, 2016 for a proposal to create 2 mixed use commercial and residential buildings that were 6 storeys each with a total of 124 apartment units, together with a small 1 storey commercial building. Neighbouring residents raised concerns about this proposal at the public meeting so the applicants have developed an alternative rezoning proposal for the site. Information about this original rezoning application is available on the City’s website, guelph.ca, by searching “current development” and the property’s address, 671 Victoria Road North.

New Proposal:
The revised plans propose a small commercial plaza near the corner of Victoria Road North and Wideman Blvd, with the remaining portion of the site developed with 64 stacked townhouse units, with each building being 4 storeys high (see attached concept plan). This proposal will require rezoning from the current NC-9 (Specialized Neighbourhood Shopping Centre) Zone to a new cluster townhouse zone, with specialized regulations for increased density, increased height, increased building coverage, reduced landscape open space, reduced common amenity area and reduced minimum lot area per unit. If the applicant proceeds with this proposal, the rezoning application will need to be revised and taken back to City Council for a statutory public meeting and then for a decision by Council at a future date.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Nasswetter
Senior Development Planner
katie.nasswetter@guelph.ca
519-822-1260, extension 2356

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Free Family Day Event at the Sleeman Centre

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by | February 19, 2017 · 11:02 pm

Special prayer Service at Ward 2 Mosque

Hello Ward 2, just a quick note to say that in light of the tragedy at the Quebec Islamic Centre there will be a special prayer service tomorrow, Friday, at Guelph’s oldest Mosque, Mashjid Aisha, at 44 Marlborough Rd here in our ward.

The prayers start at 1:30 pm, and I will be making remarks on behalf of the city at about 1:50 pm.

I’ve always found Mashjid Aisha to be a very welcoming place for all. I urge you to attend to show solidarity for a community that is grieving. Our Muslim neighbours and friends are a genuine asset to our city.

thankyou

James

 

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Update on meetings about Guelph Hydro’s future

Interested in the future of Guelph Hydro? The special council meeting, scheduled for Wed. Feb 15th at 6 pm, is public and there WILL be delegations. Council will be receiving a report about options for the future of our utility. I would encourage you to attend, and to delegate if you have input to share.
Delegations would be 5 minutes long, and delegates would need to sign up at clerks@guelph.ca by the Friday before. Please pass the word, and make sure people are directed towards the survey at energizingtomorrow.ca There is other helpful info there.

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Discussions on the future of Guelph Hydro

Hi folks… I wanted to make sure you knew about upcoming meetings concerning an issue important to all of us. The future of Guelph Hydro.

The city Strategies and Options Committee is conducting a wide variety of community engagement activities surrounding the future of Guelph Hydro. They are asking people what is most important to them as we consider opportunities for our local electricity distribution utility.
Open houses in Guelph:
Tuesday, January 17
1:30-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Guelph City Hall
1 Carden Street, Guelph
·        Online, there is opportunity for questions and comments at:
http://energizingtomorrow.ca/questions-answers/#.WHU80IW7R7l
and there is a    Three-question poll – this page has some important information upfront that leads into the poll. – it’s at

http://energizingtomorrow.ca/have-your-say/#.WHU9O4W7R7l

·        Key stakeholder engagement including with Guelph Hydro employees, key large industrial and institutional customers, the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Guelph Business Association, Evergreen Seniors Association and others is underway.

The decisions we make about the future of our utility have major consequences for all of us. I urge you to participate.

thanks

James

 

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Residential plow out scheduled for January 10 in Guelph

Residents asked to move parked cars off streets

Guelph, Ont., January 10, 2017 – A residential plow out is scheduled to start at about 2:30 p.m. today, and will continue until all roads are plowed.

Typically a plow out is completed within 24 hours. Drivers returning home this evening may discover a windrow at the base of the driveway or that the road has not yet been plowed.

To accommodate the plow out, residents are asked to move parked vehicles off streets to allow plows to pass.

The City reminds residents of the following to stay safe during the snow storms:

·         Allow for extra commute times and drive according to road conditions.

·         Please be patient with sidewalk clearing operations. If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property. Seniors and residents with a physical disability who require assistance shovelling can call Snow Angels at 519-822-1155.

·         Keep fire hydrants clear of snow.

·         Do not place waste carts on top of snow banks or on the road as these pose obstacles to the City’s snow clearing operations. Instead shovel a spot for your carts, or place them in the driveway one foot from the curb.

·         Help keep storm drains and catch basins clear to prevent flooding.

·         To keep roads safe and accessible, do not park across from another vehicle or driveway, and whenever possible, move parked cars off the streets to make room for snowplows.

Get tips on driving safely at guelph.ca/seasonal/winter-driving-tips and parking information at guelph.ca/how-can-we-help-you/residential-parking-enforcement/.

The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, and in the event of extreme weather. The minimum threshold for a plow out is eight centimetres.

Please wait 12 hours after the end of a storm to report a road snow or ice issue, and 48 hours for a sidewalk snow or ice issue. Use the “How can we help you?” section on guelph.ca or call 519-837-5628 and include your name, contact information and the exact location.

Continue to check guelph.ca, Facebook and Twitter for updates about City services that might be affected by the weather including recreation programming, public transit, and garbage pickup.

For more information

Terry Dooling
Manager, Public Works
Operations
519-822-1260 extension 3346
terry.dooling@guelph.ca

Doug Godfrey
General Manager, Operations
519-822-1260 extension 2520
doug.godfrey@guelph.ca

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Riverside Park Rink open!

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Thanks to our great Ward 2 volunteers, the prettiest rink in Guelph is now open and ready for your enjoyment. Riverview Dr. on the East Side of Riverside Park. Get out and make the most of these cold crisp days!

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