Please be advised that a Virtual Public Hearing of Sarnia City Council will be held electronically on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:00 Noon to consider the applications listed below, which were submitted by Harry Patrinos – Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (Agent – Wellington Ridge Developments – Heather Martin) respecting property addressed as 1299-1331 Murphy Road as shown on the Area Map.

Area Map

The proposed amendments are:
a. Official Plan Amendment No. 35 to change the designation of the subject lands from Urban Residential to Apartment Residential; and
b. Zoning By-law Amendment No. 08-2021-85 of 2002 to change the zoning of the subject lands from “Urban Residential 1 (UR1)” to a site-specific “Urban Residential 5 (UR5)’ Zone, with special zone provisions that would permit an apartment dwelling.

The above-noted applications are to permit the development of a six-storey, 46 unit residential apartment building on the site. The existing Greek Orthodox Church and day care centre uses will remain.

If approved the development would proceed in accordance with an approved Site Plan Development Control Agreement.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Supporting materials submitted by the applicant (including a preliminary site plan) can be viewed at https://www.speakupsarnia.ca/murphy-road
For additional information, please contact the Planning Department, Community Services Division at 519-332-0330 ext. 3344.

How to Participate
You are invited to watch these meetings online at https://www.sarnia.ca/council-meetings/. You can also participate by submitting comments and/or registering to speak during the public meeting. You may submit comments by email to planning@sarnia.ca, mail to City of Sarnia, c/o Community Services Division, 255 Christina Street North, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia ON N7T 7N2, or place them in the mail slot on the right hand side of the Christina Street North entrance to City Hall.

To ensure your comments are included in the City Council Agenda, comments must be received by 4:30pm, Friday, October 15th, 2021.

Speaking at the Public Meetings:
To speak to an application we encourage you to pre-register through the Clerks Department by email to clerks@sarnia.ca or phone at 519-332-0330 ext. 3320.

Instructions for participating in any of these virtual meetings will be provided following registration and online at https://www.sarnia.ca/virtualsarnia/ under Public Meetings.

Appeal Information
If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Sarnia or County of Lambton to the Ontario Land Tribunal, but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Sarnia before the Official Plan Amendment is adopted and the Zoning By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decisions.

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 Official Plan Amendment is adopted and the Zoning By-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Collection of Personal Information
Please be aware that if you are submitting correspondence to the City of Sarnia regarding any of these Applications, your name, contact information, and communications may become part of the public record that will be available to the general public, pursuant to the Planning Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information on this collection, please visit www.speakupsarnia.ca.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Sarnia on the proposed Official Plan Amendment or Zoning By-law Amendment you must make a written request to:

City of Sarnia, c/o Community Services Division, 255 Christina Street North,
P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia ON N7T 7N2