Planning Committee to discuss Potter’s Key February 23rd, 2016

The Minto Homes proposed residential development known as Potter’s Key is tentatively scheduled to come forward to the City’s Planning Committee for approval on February 23rd, 2016.  The developers have submitted a Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-Law Amendment application for this proposed development.

The standard process is for a Plan of Subdivision is to be approved by the General Manager of Planning and Growth Management through Delegated Authority (DA) and with the concurrence of the ward councillor.  As a result of the major concerns that residents and I have with the unresolved issues with the proposal I have lifted the DA which means the proposal will go before the City’s Planning Committee for a decision.  I am a member of the Planning Committee which is made up of 10 City Councillors and I have spoken with Planning Committee Chair Councillor Jan Harder at length on this issue and she is well aware of the issues surrounding the proposed development.

At this time the staff report on the Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-Law Amendment is tentatively scheduled to come to Planning Committee on February 23rd, 2016 to be held at 9:30 a.m. in Champlain Room at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.  There had been previous discussions with respect to the item coming to Committee on January 26 however Chair Harder has advised it will now come forward in February.   Following the Planning Committee meeting on February 23rd, the item will rise to City Council on February 24th.  The meeting agenda and staff report will be released 1 week before the committee meeting and will be located on the City’s eAgenda.

Additional traffic information had been requested to address some of the concerns raised by the community and myself and I encourage you to review the Transportation Update that I have posted on my website.

Please watch for more information to be provided in future e-columns.