Please be advised that public meetings to consider the following applications will be held by Sarnia City Council in the Council Chambers at City Hall on: Monday, March 23, 2020. Council Meetings begins at 4:00 p.m.

Persons wishing to speak to these applications are asked to notify the City Clerk on or before noon Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in order to be placed on the agenda, although anyone in attendance will be given an opportunity to address Council on these matters.

Official Plan Amendment No. 20 & Rezoning Application No. 13-2019-85 of 2002 were submitted by Elison Developments Inc. respecting a parcel of land locate at the south-east corner of 1249 London Road, fronting onto Afton Drive.

AREA MAP

The above-noted applications were submitted to the City to permit an 11-storey residential apartment tower, with 133 residential units in addition to a 92.9 sq.m (1,000 sq.ft.) ground floor commercial space.

More specifically, the applicant is proposing to:

a) Amend the City’s Official Plan as it applies to the site, to change the designation from “Commercial Centre” to “Mixed Use”; and
b) Amend the City’s Zoning By-law No. 85 of 2002 to change the zoning of the lands from a “Commercial Centre 1 (CC1-4)” Site Zone to a new site-specific “Commercial Centre 1-24 (CC1-24)” Zone.

The Applicant also plans to sever the parcel from the rest of the commercial centre holdings for it to be a separate lot. Afton Drive will be the frontage and main access to the proposed severed parcel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Information about these applications is available on the City’s Community Engagement website at www.planning.smartsarnia.com and at the Community Development Services and Standards Department, 3rd Floor, City Hall, anytime during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tel. 519 332-0330). Forward emails to planning@sarnia.ca.

Copies of the comments of City Hall Departments and other agencies who have reviewed the application, the Planning Report and the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments can be obtained from the Community Development Services and Standards Department’s, 3rd Floor, City Hall, on or after Friday, March 20, 2020.

Council agendas (with staff report) are posted on the City’s website at www.sarnia.ca or can be obtained from the Clerk’s Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, on Friday, March 20, 2020.

PLANNING ACT INFORMATION FOR

OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENTS

a) If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan amendment, or of the refusal of a request to amend the Official Plan, you must make a written request to the City of Sarnia, P. O. Box 3018, 255 Christina St. North, Sarnia, Ontario. N7T 7N2

b) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sarnia before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body:
i. is not entitled to appeal the decision of the County of Lambton to the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal; and
ii. may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia on a proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the City Clerk.

i. If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

ii. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of The Corporation of the City of Sarnia before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.