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    Mature Neighbourhoods

    Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study

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    The Town of Halton Hills is currently experiencing large scale residential redevelopment, often referred to as “monster homes”, which has raised public concern about the character and integrity of the Town’s mature neighbourhoods.

    The Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study will examine whether the regulatory framework of the Town’s Zoning By-law is effective in maintaining the character of mature neighbourhoods, and propose recommendations for amendments if necessary.

     

    Project Timeline

    The Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study is to be carried out in 3 phases and is expected to be completed in February 2017, as summarized in the project timeline below. Please click to view a larger image

    Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study Banner

     

    Project Status

    May 17, 2017

    Following a Statutory Public Meeting on April 10, 2017, Report No. P&I-2017-0056 (which contains the final recommendations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study) was approved by the Community Affairs Committee at their meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Report No. P&I-2017-0056 will now be considered by Council for final adoption at their meeting on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber at Halton Hills Civic Centre. All are welcome to attend.

    If adopted by Council on May 29, the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment will be subject to a 30-day appeal period. However, the only eligible appellants are the two persons that submitted comments to the Town during the comment period for the Statutory Public Meeting. If not appealed, the final recommendations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study will be brought into full force and effect on June 29, 2017.

    Interim Control By-law 2016-0009

    At the Council Meeting of February 29, 2016, Council enacted Interim Control By-law 2016-0009 to control the erection of, or additions resulting in, any large scale single-detached dwellings within defined areas of the Town of Halton Hills for a period of one year, until the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study has been completed. More information on the Interim Control By-law can be found in Staff Report PI-2016-0028, or in the Notice of Passing.

    At the Council Meeting of March 21, 2016, Council approved an exemption process for Interim Control By-law 2016-0009. The exemption process will consist of staff review of proposed residential dwellings or additions within the subject area of Interim Control By-law 2016-0009 on a case-by-case basis, to determine their compatibility with existing neighbourhood character. Council approval will be required to grant a site-specific exemption from Interim Control By-law 2016- 0009. More information on the exemption process can be found in the Interim Control By-law 2016-0009 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF Version).

    At the council Meeting of February 21, 2017, Council passed By-law No. 2017-0009, which extends the period during which Interim Control By-law 2016-0009 is in effect by one additional year, from February 28, 2017 to February 28, 2018. The Interim Control By-law was extended in order to ensure that large-scale home rebuilds in the Town’s mature neighbourhoods are controlled until the recommendations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study are brought into effect, which is expected for June 2017. If there are no appeals to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments that implement the final recommendations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study, Council will be in a position to repeal the Interim Control By-law in July 2017.

     

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    There will be many opportunities for you to participate in the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study. Please join our mailing list to stay informed with e-newsletters and notices of public meetings and consultation opportunities.

     

    Staff Reports

    • April 24, 2017
      • P&I-2017-0056 Final Recommendations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study
    • April 11, 2017
      • P&I-2017-0043 Site-specific Exception for 33 Charles Street, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • March 9, 2017
      • P&I-2017-0041 Public Meeting Report: Town-initiated Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study
    • February 22, 2017
      • PI-2017-0033 Site-specific Exception for 309 Maple Avenue, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • February 9, 2017
      • PI-2017-0032 Site-specific Exception for 43 Ann Street, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • January 11, 2017
      •  PI-2017-0014 Site-Specific Exemption for 138 Rexway Drive, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • January 6, 2017
      • PI-2017-0008 Mature Neighbourhood Character Study Status Update and Extension of Interim Control By-law
    • October 13, 2016
      • PI-2016-0119 Site-specific Exception for 7 Park Avenue, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • October 12, 2016
      • PI-2016-0120 Site-specific Exception for 92 Mill Street West, Acton, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • August 8, 2016
      • PI-2016-0075 Removal of 20 Churchill Crescent, Georgetown, from the Municipal Heritage Register and site-specific exception from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • June 28, 2016
      • PI-2016-0077 Exemption of 130 Rexway Drive, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
      • PI-2016-0076 Exemption of 32 Churchill Crescent, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • May 10, 2016
      • PI-2016-0052 Exemption of 16 Bairstow Crescent, Georgetown, from Interim Control By-law 2016-0009
    • April 29, 2016
      • MEM-PI-2016-0018 Award of Request for Proposal No. P-050-16 for the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study
    • March 4, 2016
      • PI-2016-0034 Exemption Process for Interim Control By-lay 2016-0009
    • February 17, 2016
      • PI-2016-0028 Proposed Interim Control By-law and Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study
    • January 8, 2016

     

    Project Documents

     

    Interim Control By-law 2016-0009 Documents

     

     

    Contact

    Please visit the Town’s Planning, Development and Sustainability Department for more information, or contact:

    Rukshan de Silva
    Planner-Policy
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
    Email: Rukshan de Silva
    Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2302

     

    Steve Burke
    Manager of Planning Policy
    Town of Halton Hills
    1 Halton Hills Drive
    Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
    Email: Steve Burke
    Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2254

     

     

     


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