The Current Development Applications page lists the details, associated reports and studies for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Plans of Subdivision received by the City of Cambridge.

See a list of current applications below:

OR09/21 - 212 Queen Street West

A proposal has been received for 212 Queen Street West that seeks to develop the subject lands for a three-storey (12.89 metres) building consisting of 37 residential units with associated underground parking, service areas and amenity space. A total of 49 parking spaces are proposed for the development within both an underground parking garage and at surface level. 10 spaces are dedicated as visitor spaces. Two barrier-free spaces and one loading space are proposed on the surface at the rear and side of the building. The total number of proposed parking spaces meets the zoning requirement for Apartment Houses. A 575 square metre (6,189 square feet) green roof is also proposed, which will be accessible to residents and used as a common amenity space for the building. The proposed units will consist of 21 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units.

Access to the site is proposed via Winston Boulevard, on the east side of the property, which will lead directly into the underground parking garage and to the surface spaces at the rear and side of the proposed building. The applicant intends that the proposed units will be for rental. 

The subject lands are currently vacant with existing trees and vegetation. The site was formally used as a gas station and has an approximate area of 2,219.26 square metres (0.22 hectares) with approximately 30.83 metres of lot frontage onto Winston Boulevard.

An Official Plan Amendment is proposed to increase the permitted density on the subject lands. The amendment seeks to retain the ‘Low/Medium Density Residential” designation with an increased density of 167 units per hectare, whereas the Official Plan currently permits a maximum density of 75 units per hectare.

A Zoning By-law Amendment is also proposed, which seeks to rezone the subject lands from the current “Residential – R4” and “Commercial – C5” zones to a “Multi-Residential – RM2” zone, along with a site-specific provision pertaining to density. The RM2 zone currently permits a maximum density of 150 units per hectare. As previously mentioned, a total density of 167 units per hectare is proposed as part of this application.

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF):

Urban Design Brief

Traffic Impact Study

Servicing, Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control

Section 59 Notice

Sample Board

Plan of Survey

Photometric Analysis

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment 

Noise Impact Study

Landscape Plan

Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report

Architectural Design Package

Arborist Report

Planning Justification Report

Cover Letter Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment 

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application Form

Official Plan Amendment

Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Sanitary Sewer Capacity Assessment Application Form

OR08/21 - IP Park Phase 1 (Boychuk Drive)

The applicant is requesting an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to: permit outdoor storage on a portion of the subject lands; to remove the maximum Gross Floor Area (GFA) on a portion of the subject lands; and, to remove a Holding Zone (H1).

  • 155 Boychuk Drive – Outdoor storage is proposed to be behind the established building line.  A solid wood fence, wall or berm 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) in height is proposed to be erected along the western property line.  The lands are currently designated Employment Corridor and zoned M1 with Site Specific Zoning (S.4.1.46 (b)) which does not permit outdoor storage. 

  • Phase 1A – The maximum GFAs are proposed to be removed.  The maximum GFAs were implemented to limit the amount of traffic using Boychuk Drive when the road was initially planned as a cul-de-sac with a single access.  Boychuk Drive has since been extended as a through road with a second means of access.

  • Phase 1B – Removal of the Holding Zone (H1) due to the completion of a second municipal/publicly-owned right-of-way, constructed to full municipal standards and connected to the collector road network.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

A virtual statutory public meeting has been scheduled for November 23, 2021.

OR07/21 - 255 King Street West

The applicant is proposing an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to redevelop the property at 255 King St W located on the northeast corner of King St W and Fountain St N. The site is currently vacant except a driveway access to the existing condominium building at 237 King St W to be maintained. The applicant is proposing three residential towers with 579 dwelling units connected by a two storey podium with underground parking providing a total of 690 parking spaces. The proposal includes:

• One 15-storey tower with a total 179 dwelling units (Building A)

• One 17-storey tower with a total of 194 dwelling units (Building C)

• One 18-storey tower with a total of 206 dwelling units (Building B)

• Small scale commercial and convenience retail at grade

In order to implement the proposed development, an Official Plan Amendment is required to modify the site specific policy to permit the proposed density and the height.

The applicant is also requesting to amend the existing mixed-use Commercial/Multiple Residential zoning with site specific provisions to permit:

• Maximum of 600 dwelling units

• Maximum building height of 18 stories

• Minimum parking requirement of 1.15 spaces per dwelling unit

• No parking minimums for proposed commercial floor area

• No minimum setback for parking spaces located within a parking structure

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

OR06/21 – 193 Water Street South and 62 Highman Avenue

The submitted applications are for the development of five, 15-storey apartment buildings, including five levels of parking. The proposed development provides for a total of 991 dwelling units (a combination of one, two, and three-bedroom apartment units and two-storey townhouses wrapped around the rear of the parking structures) and 1,176 parking spaces. The application also proposes 693 bicycle parking spaces and 3,964 square metres (42,668 square feet) of amenity area. A new public parkette has also been proposed on the adjacent property to the east of 193 Water Street South, known municipally as 62 Highman Avenue, and will include a pedestrian connection between the proposed development and the public amenity area. Furthermore, the applicant has proposed to donate five units to the City of Cambridge for affordable housing purposes.

The proposed development will also require a site plan review process and a plan of condominium process.

An Official Plan Amendment, submitted as part of this combined application is required to re-designate 193 Water Street South from the “Natural Open Space System” designation to the “High-Density Residential” designation. The “High-Density Residential” designation permits a maximum Floor Space Index (“FSI”) of 2.0. The applicant is proposing to develop the subject lands with an FSI of 3.61. 62 Highman Avenue is proposed to remain designated as “Low/Medium Density Residential”.


The lands are currently zoned “Open Space One” – OS1 (193 Water Street South) and “Residential” – R4 (62 Highman Avenue) by the City’s Zoning By-law. A Zoning By-law Amendment is required to rezone 193 Water Street South from OS1 to the “Residential” – RM2 zone, for apartment buildings containing four or more dwelling units. In addition to the rezoning of the lands to the RM2 zone, the following site-specific provisions have been requested:


• To permit a maximum density of 515 units per hectare, whereas a maximum density of 150 units per hectare is permitted;
• To revise the definition of “Lot Frontage” to indicate that the western property line be considered the front lot line;
• To permit a minimum front yard of 2.3 metres (7.54 feet), whereas a minimum front yard of 4.5 metres (14.76 feet) is required;
• To permit a minimum interior side yard of 7.4 metres (24.27 feet), whereas a minimum interior side yard of 3 metres (9.84 feet) for the first two storeys, plus 1.5 metres (4.92 feet) for each additional storey is required (total of 12 metres or 39.37 feet);
• To permit a minimum amenity area of 6.3 square metres (67.81 square feet) per unit for one-bedroom units, whereas a minimum of 20 square metres (215 square feet) per unit is required;
• To permit a minimum amenity area of 10.8 square metres (116.25 square feet) per unit for units with two or more bedrooms, whereas a minimum amenity area of 30 square metres (322.91 square feet) per unit is required;
• To permit required parking for apartment dwelling units to be calculated at 1 space per dwelling unit and 0.18 visitor spaces per dwelling unit, where the bylaw requires parking to be calculated at 1 space per dwelling unit plus 1 space for each 4 dwelling units for visitors only. This will result in a reduction of 50 required visitor parking spaces; and,
• To permit a parking stall size of 2.6 metres x 5.6 metres (8.53 feet x 18.37 feet), whereas the bylaw requires a parking stall size of 2.9 metres x 5.5 metres (9.51 feet x 18.04 feet).
62 Highman Avenue is also proposed to be rezoned from “Residential” – R4 to “Open Space” – OS4 to permit the proposed parkette.


The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):


Application Form (May 5, 2021)
Arborist Report (April 22, 2021)
Archaeological Assessment – Stage 1 (March 12, 2021)
Archaeological Assessment – Stage 2 (May 13, 2021)
Building Elevations (May 5, 2021)
Conceptual Site Plan (May 5, 2021)
Cover Letter (May 5, 2021)
Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment (April 30, 2021)
Environmental Impact Study (April 2021)
Functional Servicing Report (April 2021)
Landscape Plan (April 29, 2021)
Massing Model (March 10, 2021)
Noise Study (April 8, 2021)
Notice of Source Water Protection – Section 59 Form (May 18, 2021);
Planning Justification Report (May 5, 2021)
Shadow Study (March 18, 2021)
Site Statistics (April 19, 2021)
Survey (December 7, 2010)
Transportation Impact Study (March 2021)
Tree Preservation Plan (April 21, 2021)
Urban Design Brief (May 2021)
Wind Study (March 24, 2021)


A virtual statutory public meeting has been tentatively scheduled for August 10, 2021.

 Second Submission 
 A resubmission has been submitted for the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications. The proposal remains to construct five 15 storey buildings with 991 units. Changes to the original submission include:
  • Dedicating 50 units to affordable housing (one per residential floor), whereas only 5 units were dedicated to affordable housing as part of the original application;
  • 107 existing trees are now preserved along the eastern portion of the subject lands that abut the residential properties on Highman Avenue;
  • Emergency vehicle access in the case of a flood event is proposed from Highman Avenue. This access is strictly for emergency purposes only. The access will be used as an amenity space for residents and the community at all other times;
  • Access over 183 Water Street South (abutting lands to the north) to Water Street South has been relocated to the subject lands.

 Please find the second submission materials attached below: 

SP60/21 - 140 Old Mill Road 

 The City of Cambridge has received a site plan application proposing a single logistics centre building, containing a fulfillment centre with a warehouse and office space, having an overall gross area of 123,592 sq m (1,330,356 sq ft). The application was deemed complete on November 10, 2021.

  • Submitted Documents:
  1. Covering Letter to Site Plan Application
  2. Site Plan Application form – SIGNED
  3. Architectural
  4. ALTA Survey (MTE)
  5. 140 Old Mill Rd – Civil Plans
  6. 140 Old Mill Rd – Electrical Photometric Site Plan
  7. 140 Old Mill Rd – Grading & Erosion & Sedimentation Control
  8. 140 Old Mill Rd – Proposed off-site works
  9. 140 Old Mill Rd – Stormwater Management Report
  10. 140 Old Mill Rd – Tree Management Plan
  11. 140 Old Mill Rd – Tree Removal Permit
  12. 140 Old Mill Rd – Truck Maneuvering Plan
  13. 228 Old Mill Rd Stage 1-2 Archaeological Report
  14. 228 Old Mill Rd Stage 3 Archaeological Report
  15. 140 Old Mill Archaeologix Report
  16. Land Use Compatibility Study
  17. Blair Business Park Scoped HIA
  18. Cambridge Letter of Credit Cost Estimate
  19. H&J Lighting Cut Sheets
  20. SP60-21 – 140 Old Mill Rd – HIA pmt
  21. Archaeological Report for P389-0515-2021
  22. Archaeological Report for P389-0525-2021
  23. Fountain & Dickie Settlement – TIS 4.0 – 2021-11
  24. 128 and 134 Old Mill Archaeological Clearance Letter
  25. 128 and 134 Old Mill Stage 1-2 Archaeological Report
  26. 128, 134, 140, 228 Old Mill Rd – Phase 2 Tree Removal Permit
  27. 128, 134, 140, 228 Old Mill Rd – Vegetation Management Plan
  28. 140 Old Mill Archaeological Clearance Letter
  29. Avian Nest Clearances
  30. Scoped EIS Update - Phase 1 Grading
  31. Scoped EIS Update - Phase 2 Grading 
  32. 140 Old Mill Road Tree Reservation Plan
  33. 140 Old Mill Road Landscape Plan

 If you have any questions, please email planning@cambridge.ca

140 Old Mill Road Plan of Subdivision (Millgate Holdings Ltd.)
The City of Cambridge has received the following supporting studies that were submitted in support of the Plan of Subdivision in 2011.  Previously submitted studies include:

OR08/20 & Draft Plan of Subdivision - 30T-21101 – River Mill Phase 4

Block 44, Draft Plan 30T-12103, Block 1, Draft Plan 30T-12104, 1285 Speedsville Rd and Western portion of 800 Briardean Rd

The applicant is proposing to develop the lands for a new residential community. Higher density residential is proposed to front along Speedsville Rd. Lower and medium density residential is proposed within the interior of the development area. A mixed-use area is proposed at the intersection of Speedsville Rd. and Equestrian Way.

One municipal park is planned and refinements to the boundary of open space areas are also proposed.

In total, approximately 1,864 dwelling units are planned within the development lands.

The majority of the lands were subject to previous land use planning approvals in 2015 for an adult lifestyle community. Since the initial approval, the applicant has acquired additional lands located at 800 Briardean Rd. and 1285 Speedsville Rd. The applicant is proposing to modify the original land use approvals and designate and zone the additional properties for development.

In order to permit this proposal the applicant has submitted a draft plan of subdivision, official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment, described below:

  • The draft plan of subdivision shows the overall layout of the development including the size and shape of development blocks and road pattern.
  • The Official Plan Amendment is required to:
    • To redesignate a portion of the lands from Low/Medium Density Residential to High Density Residential, Natural Open Space System and Low/Medium Density Residential To redesignate 1285 Speedsville Rd from Future Urban Reserve to High Density Residential
    • To redesignate the western portion of 800 Briardean Rd from Low/Medium Density Residential; Natural Open Space System and Future Urban Reserve to High Density Residential and Natural Open Space System
  • The Zoning By-law amendment is to modify the existing zoning of the lands with site specific permissions for a variety residential and mixed-use land uses. In general, the amendment proposes site specific standards for:
    • Increased building heights (10 storeys maximum)
    • Increased density
    • Decreased amenity and landscaping requirements
    • Decreased setbacks
    • Increased lot coverage

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

OR09/20 & Draft Plan of Subdivision - 30T-21102 – River Mill Phase 5

Eastern portion of 800 Briardean Rd and 875 Briardean Rd

The applicant is proposing to develop the lands for residential land uses. 875 Briardean Rd is proposed to be developed with 18 three storey townhouse units and 800 Briardean Rd is proposed to be developed with 152 two and three storey townhouse units. The applicant’s concept plan is included in this notice.

In order to permit this proposal the applicant has submitted a draft plan of subdivision, official plan amendment and zoning by-law amendment, described below:

  • The draft plan of subdivision identifies two blocks for residential development and a block of land proposed to form part of the Briardean Rd. road allowance.
  • The Official Plan Amendment is required to redesignate the subject lands from Future Urban Reserve to Low/Medium Density Residential with a special policy to permit 55 residential units per hectare.
  • The Zoning By-law amendment is to rezone the lands from Rural Residential (RR1) and Agricultural (A1) to Multiple Residential (RM3) with site specific amendments to:
    • Reduce the minimum landscaped open space
    • Reduce the required setbacks between dwelling units
    • Reduce the minimum private amenity area
    • Increase the encroachment of eaves and porches into required setbacks.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

OR05/21 – 130 Water Street North & parts of 0 Park Hill Road West

The applicant is proposing Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments for these properties to permit a mixed-use development with two high-rise towers (37 storeys and 28 storeys) containing:

  • 146 hotel suites;
  • 253 condominium residential units;
  • 566 square metres (6,092 sf) of retail/commercial space; and
  • 429 square metres (4,618 sf) of food service space.

The proposed development will also require a site plan review process and a plan of condominium process.

The applicant is proposing a site specific Official Plan amendment to increase the permitted density of 130 Water Street North:

  • From maximum 2.0 Floor Space Index (FSI) to maximum 10.09 FSI; and
  • From maximum height of 8 storeys to maximum height of 37 storeys.

For 130 Water Street North, currently zoned (H)(F) C1RM1 S.4.1.294, the applicant is proposing site specific Zoning Bylaw amendments to:

  • Increase the maximum permitted density from 250 units per hectare to a maximum density of 404 units per hectare;
  • Amend the maximum permitted building height from 54 metres to a maximum building height of 143 metres for the 37 storey tower, 112 metres for the 28 storey tower, and 11 metres for the 2 storey podium;
  • Permit the required off-street parking to be provided off-site in a proposed parking garage on 7 Simcoe and 119-129 Water Street North;
  • Decrease the minimum front yard setback from 4.5 metres to 1.5 metres;
  • Decrease the minimum required landscaped open space from 30% to 26%; and
  • Decrease the minimum required number of loading spaces from 2 to 1.

For parts of 0 Park Hill Road West, currently zoned OS1, the applicant is proposing site specific Zoning Bylaw amendments to:

  • Amend the permitted uses to allow a driveway and any site servicing.   

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

A virtual statutory public meeting has been scheduled for June 29, 2021.

OR03/21 - 42 Portland Street

The applicant is proposing the redevelopment of the existing church into a four (4) unit apartment building with five (5) parking spaces. No exterior alterations to the building or site are proposed.

 

Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are required to increase the maximum density, reduce the minimum lot frontage and setbacks for the existing lot and building, and not require a planting strip along the north and south property lines for the existing parking lot.

 

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format): 

 OR01/21 - 211-215 Queen Street W

The applicant is proposing to redevelop the existing textile factory with a maximum of 140 condominium apartment uses and approximately 1,900 square metres (20,451ft²) of ground floor commercial uses, redevelop the existing one-storey buildings for approximately 1,430 square metres (15,392.39ft²) of commercial uses, construct a 4 storey residential building with approximately 20 residential units and a 8 storey residential building with approximately 110 residential units. The proposed development also includes a waterfront trail development and 260 parking spaces.

 

Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are required to increase the maximum density, remove the minimum lot frontage requirement, remove and reduce building setbacks for the existing textile factory, remove the loading space requirement, and reduce the parking rate from 362 spaces to 260 spaces.

 

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format): 

OR06/20 & 30T-20104 - 1005, 1045, 1085 & part of 955 Main St

The applicant proposes to change the zoning on the properties to permit the development of the land, through Draft Plan of subdivision, with a total of 203 dwelling units:

  • 3 single detached dwellings;
  • 46m two storey, street fronting townhouse dwellings;
  • 22, two storey, cluster townhouse units, and,
  • 132 apartment units in a 14 storey building

 

The draft plan includes the extension of municipal roads (Wesley Boulevard, Greengate Boulevard & Sage Drive).  The property owner has submitted applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments and Draft Plan of Subdivision to facilitate the proposed development.

The applicant has proposed site specific official plan amendment for the apartment block from ‘Low/Medium Density Residential’ to ‘High Density Residential’ to permit the proposed apartment building.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

-      Reduction in minimum lot frontage for one corner lot from 18 m (59 ft.) to 14.5 m (47.5 ft.) for one single detached dwelling;

-      Increase in maximum permitted lot coverage from 40% to 47% per dwelling; and,

-      Lifting the existing Holding ‘H’ provision on the property once full municipal water and sewer services are extended to the property.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

A virtual statutory public meeting has been scheduled for March 2, 2021.

R02/21 - 155 Equestrian Way

Proposed zoning by-law amendment to permit a 190 unit residential mixed use development.  The proposed development comprises a mix of townhouses, stacked townhouses, back-to-back townhouses and a two commercial mixed use buildings.

 

 R14/20 - 355 Guelph Avenue & 11 Fletcher Circle

A proposal has been received for 355 Guelph Avenue and 11 Fletcher Circle for nine (9) three (3) storey street-fronting townhouse units. Four (4) of the townhouse units are proposed to front onto Guelph Avenue, and the remaining five (5) units will front onto Fletcher Circle.

The townhouse units will include individual private garages (one per unit), as well as one driveway parking space in front of each unit. To the rear of each residential unit, a second storey deck and a backyard amenity space is proposed. The land on the western side of proposed unit five (5) will not be developed and is proposed to be landscaped with sod and two (2) trees. The applicant is not proposing affordable units.

The house and shed on 355 Guelph Avenue is proposed to be demolished. 11 Fletcher Circle is currently vacant.
A Zoning By-law Amendment application is proposed:

1. To rezone the property from R2 and R5 (Single Detached Residential) to the RM4 (Multiple Residential) zone.
2. The following site-specific provisions have been requested:

  • Nine (9) attached townhouse dwelling units on the subject lands, whereas only six (6) attached units are permitted;
  • A minimum lot area of 164.6 square metres (1,772 square feet), whereas a minimum lot area of 165 square metres (1,776 square feet) is required; and,
  • A minimum exterior side yard of 5.6 metres (18.37 feet), whereas a minimum exterior side yard of 6 metres (19.68 feet) is required.

If the zoning amendment is eventually approved, the existing property will be subdivided into nine (9) lots through severance applications to have one unit on each lot.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

ZBA Application Form
Cover Letter (October 16, 2020)
Planning justification report (October 2, 2020)
Urban Design Brief (October 2, 2020)
Site Plan
Stormwater Management Brief (October 16, 2020)
Arborist Report (September 14, 2020)
Tree Inventory Calculator
Tree Management Plan (September 14, 2020)
Existing Conditions Plan, Grading Plan and Site Servicing Plan (October 16, 2020)
Architectural Drawings (September 2020)

Neighbourhood Meeting

A revised submission has been received by the City of Cambridge for 355 Guelph Avenue and 11 Fletcher Circle with respect to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment application to allow the development of nine street fronting townhomes. The applicant has revised the original application as follows:

  • The proposal remains to permit the development of nine street-fronting townhomes, however, the applicant has reduced the height of the proposed townhouses from three storeys to two storeys;
  • The townhouses fronting onto Guelph Avenue have been shifted closer to the street line by two meters to provide for additional setback space between the proposed development and the existing dwellings to the east that abut the subject lands;
  • The townhouses fronting onto Fletcher Circle have also shifted 1.02 metres to the west to provide an additional buffer to existing homes to the east that abut the subject lands. This has resulted in a setback of 3.97 metres, whereas it was previously 3 metres;
  • Tree saving measures to facilitate the retention of three additional trees has been proposed. As a result, the applicant is now proposing the removal of 18 trees to accommodate the proposed development instead of the original 21 trees that were to be removed. 12 trees are planned to be maintained. The applicant is proposing to plant an additional 11 trees on the subject lands.
  • The proposed decks in the rear yards are proposed to be at grade and no longer on the second storey.

Revised Landscape Plan & Tree Management Plan 

Revised Elevations of Proposed Townhomes 

Revised Site Plan 

Revised Stormwater Management Brief

Please feel free to contact Michael Campos at camposm@cambridge.ca with any questions.

OR04/20 - 0 Main St

A development proposal has been received for 0 Main St (located at the southwest corner of Main

St. and the proposed extension of Nottinghill Dr.) to permit a mixed use building and apartment

building.  A total of 367 apartment units are proposed. 

Building A is proposed to be a 12 storey mixed use building with retail at grade and apartments

above.  A total of 201 apartment units and 648 m2 (6,975 ft2) of commercial retail is proposed.

Building B is proposed to be 10 storeys in height with 166 apartment units. 

Neighbourhood Meeting

 

OR02/20 - 102 Spruce Street

The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing home on site and build a six unit residential building (semi-detached triplex). The building is planned to be two storeys in height and access is proposed off of Spruce Street. Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments are required to increase the maximum density of the Official Plan and to permit the semi-detached triplex use in the Zoning By-law. It is anticipated that the property will be subject to a future severance application.


The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

R10/20 - 436 Fountain Street S

The applicant proposes to modify the existing R3 (Single Detached Residential) zoning on the property to permit the development of the property, through Plan of Vacant Land Condominium, with 11 lots with frontage on a private condominium road for future construction of single detached dwellings.  The property owner has submitted applications for Zoning By-law amendment and Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium to facilitate the proposed development.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

-      To allow frontage on a private condominium road

-      Permit reduced rear yard setback for Unit 11 from 7.5 m (24.5 ft.) to 5 m (16 ft.);

-      Permit a reduced lot area for Unit 1 of 455 m2 (4,897 ft2); and,

-      Permit reduced minimum front yard setback for Unit 1 from 6 m (20 ft.) to 1 m (3.2 ft.)

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

A virtual statutory public meeting has been scheduled for October 20, 2020.

OR03/20 - 61-69 Ainslie Street S

The applicant proposes to modify the (F)C1RM1 S.4.2.4 zoning on the property to permit the development of the property, through the site plan review process, with a mixed use development with a five to seven storey podium plus two towers (15 & 20 storeys in height).  The proposal is for 794 m2 (8,546 ft2) of ground floor commercial with 392 residential units.  That applicant proposes 318 parking spaces (including 13 spaces shared as commercial and visitor parking spaces).  The property owner has submitted applications for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to facilitate the proposed development.

The Official Plan Amendment is required for increase in:

-       Maximum permitted density from 2.5 FSI (Floor Space Index) to 4.4 FSI;

-       Maximum permitted height of 15 storeys for a portion of the site where a maximum height of 28 m (92 ft.) is permitted; and,

-       Maximum permitted height of 20 storeys for a portion of the site where a maximum height of 28 m (92 ft.) is permitted.

 

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

-       Maximum density of 601 units per hectare;

-       Minimum exterior side yard of 1.0 metre (3.2 ft.);

-       Minimum interior side yard of 0 metres;

-       Minimum rear yard of 1.5 metres (5 ft.);

-       Maximum building height 65 metres (213 ft.) for a portion of the Site where a maximum height of 21 m (69 ft.) is permitted;

-       Maximum building height of 55 metres (180 ft.) for a portion of the Site where a maximum height of 21 m (69 ft.) is permitted;

-       Minimum parking rate of 0.78 spaces per dwelling unit where a rate of 1 space per unit is required;

-       Minimum number of parking spaces for the commercial component shall be 13 spaces which can be shared with visitors of the residential dwelling units; and,

-       An area greater than 300 m2 (3,229 ft2) but less than 430 m2 (4,628 ft2) of gross leasable commercial floor area shall be permitted for neighbourhood grocery stores, neighbourhood variety stores, any retail commercial establishment.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

R01/20 - 405 Myers Road and 115 Bloomington Drive 

The applicant proposed to rezone the properties to permit a 96 unit stacked townhouse development.

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

A25/20 - 16-22 George Street

This minor variance application to facilitate the construction of a new apartment building was originally heard at the July 22nd, 2020 Committee of Adjustment meeting. The Committee deferred the application to allow the applicant additional time to reconsider the scale and magnitude of the proposal. The applicant has revised their proposal and is requesting minor variances from Zoning By-law 150-85.

R90/20 - 95 East Street

A new application has been received to accommodate for the future redevelopment of the lands to permit the construction of three, single-detached dwellings at 95 East Street. The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from Institutional (N1) to Residential (R4) in order to accommodate for the future redevelopment and subsequent planning applications.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

  • Reduced lot frontage for proposed retained lot
  • Reduced exterior side yard setback for proposed retained lot
  • Reduced lot frontage for proposed severed lot #1
  • Reduced lot frontage for proposed severed lot #2

A formal Public Meeting will be scheduled at a later date.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

R09/19 - 685 Myers Road

The applicant proposes to rezone a section of the property from C2 (Commercial) to RM4 (Multi-Unit Residential) to permit the development of the vacant lands on the property, through the site plan review process, with ten residential units in five attached duplex dwellings.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

  • Reduced interior side yard setback to allow 2.6m, whereas 3m is required
  • Reduced rear yard setback to allow 3.7m, whereas 7.5m is required
  • Reduced common amenity area per dwelling unit to allow 249.9m2, whereas 300m2 is required

A formal public meeting will be held on March 10, 2020 at 7:00p.m. at 60 Dickson Street, Council Chambers.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

River Road neighbourhood secondary plan, zoning and servicing study

In June 2019, Council enacted an interim control by-law to restrict development within the River Road Neighbourhood Study area until June 18, 2020 to allow for Planning and Servicing Studies to be completed. The project will develop and evaluate potential servicing alternatives for the River Road Neighbourhood, recommend a preferred servicing strategy to facilitate the development of the Study Area and update the City’s Official Plan and Zoning, land use mapping and policies and zoning regulations for the study area to guide development.

Neighbourhood Study Public Open House #1 - February 19, 2020

Neighbourhood Study Public Open House #2 - October 13, 2020

Material for the April 27, 2021 Public Meeting

 R03/19 - 151 Main Street

The applicant proposes to add a two storey addition to an existing four storey residential apartment building which will increase the number of units by 40 from 78 to 118. The height will increase from four storeys to six and there will be a reduction in the parking and amenity space. Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments will be required should this application be approved.

The applicant proposes amendments to the Official Plan to permit:

  • An increase in height from the permitted five storeys to six storeys
  • An increase in density from 2.0 FSI to 2.06 FSI

The applicant proposes site specific zoning provisions for:

  • A reduction in the number of parking spaces
  • A reduction in the amount of amenity space
  • An increase in height from four storeys to six storeys
  • An increase in density from 250 units per hectare to 385 units per hectare

The following reports submitted in support of the development applications are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

The public meeting was held by the Planning and Development Committee on November 12, 2019. An additional Liaison Committee Meeting was held on February 12, 2020, with the final Liaison Committee Meeting that was held on January 14, 2020. A larger neighbourhood meeting was held following the Liaison Committee Meeting on January 14, 2020 in order to collect more feedback from the community. 

R10/18 - 340, 352 and 360 River Road

The applicant is proposing to develop 340, 352 and 360 River Road for 50 townhouse dwellings. A zoning by-law amendment is required in order to permit the development and the proposal requires amendments to reduce the minimum front yard setback, setbacks between townhouse blocks and minimum amenity area.

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application (PDF format):

Liaison committee:

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on January 15, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Historic Council Chambers City Hall at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.

OR04/18 - 721 Franklin Boulevard

The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing home on site and build a new stacked townhouse development containing 24 units. The building is planned to be approximately 3.5 storeys high and access is proposed off Avenue Road. Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are required to increase the maximum density of the Official Plan and to permit the stacked townhouse use in the Zoning By-law. 

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application (PDF format):

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on January 15, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Historic Council Chambers City Hall at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.

30T-18102 - Creekside Phase 2 - 105 Allendale Road (formerly 215 Allendale Road) and 245 Riverbank Drive

The Region of Waterloo and City of Cambridge have received an application for a draft plan of subdivision for a portion of the lands located in the North Cambridge Business Park. In the first submission the applicant was proposing to create seven (7) blocks dedicated to business industrial uses and one (1) additional block as a future development block on a future public road. In the second and third submissions the applicant is proposing to create six (6) industrial blocks, one (1) stormwater management block and two (2) open space blocks. In the fourth submission the applicant is proposing to create five (5) industrial blocks, one (1) stormwater management block and two (2) open space blocks.

 First submission documents (October 2018)
The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the first submission received in October 2018 (PDF format):
 Second submission documents (March 2020)
The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the second submission received in March 2020 (PDF format):
 Third submission documents (September 2020)
The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the third submission received in September 2020 (PDF format):
 Fourth submission documents (November 2020)

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the fourth submission received in November 2020 (PDF format):

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Council Chambers City Hall at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.

Further information on the North Cambridge Business Park can be found on the North Cambridge Business Park page.

30T-20102 - iPort Cambridge - 250 Allendale Road and 105 Middle Block Road

The Region of Waterloo and City of Cambridge have received an application for a draft plan of subdivision for a portion of the lands located in the North Cambridge Business Park. In the first submission the applicant was proposing four (4) blocks for employment uses, two (2) open space blocks, one (1) walkway/service corridor block, one (1) block for an existing communications tower and one (1) future development block for a total of 116 hectares of land.

In the second and third submissions the applicant is proposing three (3) business park blocks, one (1) park block, two (2) open space blocks, one (1) stormwater management block, one (1) walkway/service corridor block and one (1) walkway block. The draft plan also includes the extension of Intermarket Road from Allendale Road to Middle Block Road.

In the fourth submission the applicant is proposing three (3) business park blocks, two (2) park blocks, two (2) open space blocks, one (1) stormwater management block, one (1) walkway/service corridor block and one (1) walkway block. The draft plan also includes the extension of Intermarket Road from Allendale Road to Middle Block Road.

 

 First submission documents (April 2020)
The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the first submission received in April 2020 (PDF format):
 Second submission documents (November 2020)

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the second submission received in November 2020 (PDF format):

 Third submission documents (March 2021)

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the third submission received in March 2021 (PDF format):

 Fourth submission documents (July 2021)

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application related to the fourth submission received in July 2021 (PDF format):

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via a virtual public consultation.

Further information on the North Cambridge Business Park can be found on the North Cambridge Business Park page.

R12/18 - 155 and 171 Guelph Avenue

The applicant proposes to rezone the property from OS1 (Open Space) and R2 (Single Detached Residential) to OS1 (Open Space), R5 (Single Detached Residential) and RM3 (Multiple Residential) to permit the development of the property, through a plan of subdivision, with 210 residential units consisting of 138 apartment units, 16 townhouses, 51 single detached dwellings and two estate homes.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

  • Reduced minimum front yard for single detached dwellings of 3 m (9.8 ft.) facing Guelph Avenue
  • Add single detached dwelling as a permitted use
  • Reduced setback from a driveway or parking space to a habitable room of 1 m (3.2 ft.)
  • Permission for individual lots to have frontage on a private condominium road

The following reports/studies submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

Liaison committee:

Neighbourhood meeting:

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Council Chambers City Hall at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.

SP31/19 - 25 Isherwood Avenue

The City of Cambridge has received a site plan application for the property at 25 Isherwood Avenue. The plans for the property include 138 residential units in the form of 10, two storey townhouses, 128 stacked townhouse units. As part of the Council direction when the previous applications on this property were approved a neighbourhood meeting is required to present the site plan and respond to neighbourhood comments raised through the planning process.

A neighbourhood meeting was held October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. on the Main floor of City Hall. 

Neighbourhood meeting (October 22, 2019):

Second site plan submission:

Third site plan submission:

Final Site Plan Drawings

Report

OR03/19 - 55 Kerr Street

The applicant proposes to rezone the property from OS1 (Open Space) and C1RM1 (Commercial and Multiple Residential) to OS1 (Open Space), R5 (Single Detached Residential) and RM3 (Multiple Residential) to permit the development of the property, through the site plan review process, with 592 residential units in two apartment buildings proposed at 30 storeys and 24 storeys in height.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

  • Increased permitted density of 587 Units Per Hectare (UPH) whereas 250 UPH is permitted
  • Reduced minimum gross floor area of 46 m2 per 1 bedroom unit whereas 50 m2 is required
  • Reduced minimum common amenity area of 1,577 m2
  • Increased maximum permitted building height of 91 m (30 storeys) and 71 m (24 storeys) whereas a maximum of 34 m is permitted

An open house was held on November 4th, 2019 and a formal public meeting was held on December 10, 2019 at 7:00p.m. at 60 Dickson Street, Council Chambers.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

The following frequently asked questions can be reviewed for this application:

Liaison committee:

Neighbourhood Meeting:

R04/19 - 442-448 River Road

The applicant is proposing to rezone the property to develop 18 single detached lots on a private condominium road.

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

OR01/20 - 15 Clover Avenue

The applicant proposes Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for increased density and to rezone the property from R4 (Single Detached Residential) to RM3 (Multiple Residential and OS1 (Open Space) to permit the development of the property, through the site plan review process, with 44 residential units in three blocks of four storey stacked townhouse units.

The applicant has proposed site specific zoning provisions for:

  • Increased density from 40 Units Per Hectare (UPH) to 82 UPH;
  • Reduced front yard setback from 6 m (20 ft.) to 4.5 m (15 ft.);
  • Reduced rear yard setback from 7.5 m (25 ft.) to 5.8 m (19 ft.); and,
  • Reduced interior side yard setback on the south property line from 7.5 m (25 ft.) to 2 m (6.5 ft.).

The following reports submitted in support of the development application are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

Neighbourhood Meeting

 

Statutory public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

The remainder of the East Side Lands (Stage 1)

The City has initiated an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit new large-lot employment uses for the remainder of the East Side Lands (Stage 1). For more information on the East Side Lands, see the Region of Waterloo Growth Management page.

A public meeting was held by Planning and Development Committee on June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Council Chambers City Hall at 46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.

 

 

East Side Lands

 

 R03/20 - 215 Blenheim Road

Proposed zoning by-law amendment and draft plan of subdivision to permit a 164 unit townhouse development. The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF format):

OR11/21 - 410 Queen St West

A new development application has been received for 410 Queen St W.

The proposed development consists of a mix of residential, commercial and office uses, as well as an internal road network and underground parking. Approximately 2000 dwelling units are proposed  and 10,920 sq.m of commercial area. Ten (10) towers are proposed ranging from 12-30 storeys atop shared podiums with commercial located at street level. The site is located in a Regeneration Area and within a Community Node. The conceptual site plan for the proposal is attached.

In order to implement the proposed development, the applicant has submitted an Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment.

The Official Plan amendment is required to:

  • Permit high density residential
  • Permit a maximum floor space index of 4.0
  • Permit a maximum building height of 30 storeys

The Zoning By-law amendment is proposed the following site specific standards:

  • Increase in maximum permitted density
  • Increase maximum permitted building height
  • Reduction in the minimum exterior yards alone Goebel and Groh Ave
  • Reductions in the minimum interior side yard
  • Reduction in the minimum required amenity area
  • An increase in maximum permitted lot coverage
  • A reduction in the parking rate requirements
  • Minimum of 1 loading space per block

Supporting Studies:

OR13/21 - 1418 Duke Street

A development application has been received for 1418 Duke Street that seeks to develop the subject lands for a three and one half storey (3.5) stacked townhouse building, located on the site parallel to Bishop Street North. The proposed development is planned to contain 28 stacked townhouse units and 33 total parking spaces, which are proposed to be located to the rear of the building in a surface parking lot, with access from Duke Street. Each unit is proposed to have its own individual entrance, accessed from the exterior of the building. The units are separated both vertically and horizontally, however the built form is different from an apartment building as there are no internal shared spaces. An outdoor amenity area is proposed to the rear (west) of the building that is intended to have a sheltered space that provides for a passive gathering space for residents of the building.

The subject lands are comprised of a total area of 0.2824 hectares and is currently vacant. The land is generally flat and has previously been disturbed such that a large gravel area comprises most of the site, with small amounts of perimeter landscaping remaining. The subject lands are located south of the Preston Core Area, where a number of commercial and recreational uses are located. The general vicinity contains a mix of land uses, including residential, commercial and pockets of industrial uses to the east.

The subject lands are currently designated “Low/Medium Density Residential” by the City’s Official Plan and are identified as being within a Regeneration Area. An Official Plan Amendment application is proposed to add a Special Policy Area to permit the development of the subject lands with a stacked townhouse building with a residential density of 105 units per hectare. No other changes to the Official Plan are proposed.

A Zoning By-law Amendment is also required to rezone the lands from “Commercial – CS5” to the “Residential – RM2” zone with site specific provisions in order to facilitate the development of the stacked townhouse units on the subject lands. Site specific provisions are being requested for a reduction in visitor parking, a reduction in the required common amenity area, a reduction in the southerly interior side yard, and to permit a density of 105 units per hectare.

A date for the statutory public meeting has been scheduled for March 22, 2022 and a Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting will be circulated to homeowners within a 120 metre radius of the property.

Should you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Michael Campos at camposm@cambridge.ca.

Supporting Documents:

R10/21 - 359 Lawrence Street

A development application has been received for 359 Lawrence Street that seeks to develop the property for six, two-storey street-fronting townhouse units within a single townhouse block. The subject lands are comprised of a total area of 1,479 square metres, which results in an overall density proposed on the lands of 40.5 units per hectare. The proposed density conforms to the City’s Official Plan as the lands are located within an identified Regeneration Area, which allows residential development to have a maximum density of 75 units per hectare. The proposed units are identical in layout, having a total gross floor area of 130 square metres (excluding the basement level). Each unit has been planned with an individual driveway access via Lawrence Street, with the exception of the middle two units which will have adjoining driveways with no separation. In addition, each unit will have access to one garage space. To the rear of the proposed development, each individual unit will have access to private backyard amenity areas that have a minimum length of 10.7 metres and range upwards to a maximum length of 13.4 metres.

The subject lands are currently occupied with a small commercial office building, which is planned to be demolished to accommodate the proposed development of the townhomes. Surrounding the subject lands to the immediate west, east and south is low-density residential development consisting of single-detached dwellings and semi-detached dwellings. To the immediate north, on the opposite side of Lawrence Street are industrial lands that currently features a motor vehicle repair shop and one commercial unit. Civic Park is located further north, less than 100 metres from the subject lands.

A Zoning By-law Amendment application is proposed to rezone the subject lands from the current “Commercial – C2(O)” zone to the “Residential – RM4 zone, along with site-specific provisions to permit the following:

  • To permit a minimum exterior side yard setback of 4 metres, whereas a minimum of 6 metres is required;
  • To permit a minimum interior side yard of 2 metres, whereas a minimum of 3 metres is required; and,
  • To permit a maximum lot coverage of 45 percent, whereas a maximum of 40 percent is permitted.

A date for the statutory public meeting has been scheduled for March 22, 2022 and a Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting will be circulated to homeowners within a 120 metre radius of the property.

Should you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Michael Campos at camposm@cambridge.ca.

Supporting Documents: 

OR14/21 - 180 Groh Avenue

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been received to permit development of a vacant brownfield site for a stacked townhouse development. The proposal includes:

 •             Maximum of 288 residential units within 12 townhouse blocks

•             Total of 518 surface parking spaces

•             Maximum building height of 3.5 storeys

The Official Plan Amendment seeks to re-designate the property from Business Industrial/ Employment Corridor to High Density Residential to permit the stacked townhouse development.

The subject lands currently have split zoning with the northern portion of the lands zoned M3 General Industrial and the southern portion zoned M2 General Industrial (with no outdoor storage).

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject lands RM3 (Multiple Residential) to permit the stacked townhouse development. The following site-specific provisions have been requested:

•     Increase in density from 40 units per hectare to a maximum density of 75 units per hectare

•     Reduced parking rate from 1.25 spaces per dwelling unit to 1.2 spaces per unit (includes visitor parking)

•     Reduced setback from 6m from the window of a habitable room window to an access driveway, aisle, parking lot or stall to a minimum setback of 4.5m

The proposed amendment also established an (H) Holding provision on the subject lands to be removed upon approval of a Record of Site Condition and receipt of a letter of acknowledgement from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF):

OR12/21 - 840 and 940 Main Street and 345 Franklin Boulevard (Taylor Lands)

Development applications have been received for 840 and 940 Main Street and 345 Franklin Boulevard including an Official Plan Amendment, a Zoning By-law Amendment and a Plan of Subdivision.  The Official Plan Amendment seeks to redesignate the subject lands as High Density Residential, Recreation, Cemetery and Open Space and refine the boundaries of the Natural Open Space System designation.  The Zoning By-law Amendment seeks to zone the subject lands RM3, OS4 and OS1. Site specific regulations for the RM3 zone are requested related to maximum density and setbacks in order to permit the orderly development of the multiple residential blocks.

The proposal includes the development of the southerly 14.2 hectares of the subject lands with a residential Plan of Subdivision.  The Plan of Subdivision would include five blocks for multiple residential development and a future development block, two stormwater management blocks, trail connections, a public park and a new road connected to Main Street.  The Plan of Subdivision proposes a total of 829 units.

The subject lands are located to the northeast of the roundabout at Main Street and Franklin Boulevard and include four separate parcels of land with a total area of 24.84 hectares (61.38 acres). The subject lands are presently vacant and include and natural features.

A date for the statutory public meeting has been postponed (originally scheduled for April 19, 2022).  The meeting was postponed so the applicant and City staff can discuss the proposal in more detail.  Once a Public Meeting date has been confirmed a Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting will be circulated to homeowners within a 120 metre radius of the property.

Should you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Jacqueline Hannemann, Senior Planner - Development at hannemannj@cambridge.ca.

Supporting Documents:

 

OR02/22 - 200 Dundas Street South

The City of Cambridge has received development applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment at 200 Dundas St. S.  proposing to develop the property with a five (5) storey mixed-use building consisting 3 commercial units on the ground floor and 40 dwelling units above the ground floor on Floors 2 to 5. A total of 10 dwelling units per floor is being proposed with five (5) one-bedroom plus den units and five (5) two-bedroom units on each floor. Common amenity space for the proposed residential units is located in the basement of the proposed development, which includes a games room, gym, and party room. The proposed development includes 69 parking spaces with one (1) level of underground parking (33 spaces) and 36 surface parking spaces.

The Official Plan Amendment is proposed to redesignate the lands to High Density Residential to permit a maximum density of 136 dwelling units per hectare.  The Zoning By-law Amendment is proposed to rezone the subject property from ‘C2’ to ‘C2RM3’ with the following Site-Specific Exceptions:

  • Permit the use of a ground floor Shopping Centre (defined as three or more commercial units in the Cambridge Zoning By-Law) on the subject property;
  • Permit a minimum front yard setback of 3.0 metres, whereas the Zoning By-Law requires a setback of 6.0 metres;
  • Permit a maximum density of 136 units per hectare, whereas the Zoning By-Law requires a maximum of 75 units per hectare;
  • Permit a minimum interior side yard setback of 3.0 metres, whereas the Zoning By-Law requires 7.5 metres;
  • Permit a minimum landscaped open space of 28.7%, whereas the Zoning By-Law requires 30.0%;
  • Permit a reduce parking rate of 4.3  spaces per 100 m2 of gross leasable commercial floor area  for the proposed ground floor Shopping Centre component, whereas the Zoning By-Law requires a parking rate of 5.0 spaces per 100 m2 of gross leasable commercial floor area, and;
  • Permit a maximum of one commercial unit having a maximum commercial gross leasable area of 160 square metres for a Restaurant use.

The subject property is approximately 2,962.0 square metres (31,882 square feet) in area with 60.25 metres (197 feet) of frontage on Dundas Street South. It is located approximately 110 metres northwest of the Dundas Street South and Franklin Boulevard intersection/roundabout.  The subject property currently features a two (2) storey vacant building and a surface parking lot. Shrubbery currently exists along the western, eastern and southern perimeter of the subject property.

A date for the statutory public meeting has been scheduled for May 31, 2022 and a Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting will be circulated to  property owners within a 120 metre radius of the subject property.

Should you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Jacqueline Hannemann, Senior Planner – Development at hannemannj@cambridge.ca

Supporting Documents:

OR01/22 - 201 & 217 Hespeler Road

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been received to permit the development of the subject property with two (2) residential towers connected by a two (2) storey podium with ground floor commercial uses including structured parking. The proposal includes:

•             Two (2) residential towers with maximum a height of 13 and 17 storeys respectively

•             Total of 321 units ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms

•             600 sq.m of commercial floor space at street level fronting Hespeler Road

•             Structured parking including one level of underground parking and two levels within the podium

•             667 sq.m of indoor amenity space and 1000 sq.m of rooftop amenity space atop the podium

An Official Plan Amendment is proposed to increase the permitted height and density on the subject lands. The amendment seeks to retain the ‘Hespeler Mixed Use Corridor” designation but incorporate high density residential uses to a maximum density of a 3.69 Floor Space Index (FSI) and maximum building height of 17 storeys whereas the Official Plan currently permits a maximum of 2.0 FSI and 12 storeys in this area.

The subject lands are currently zoned C4 Commercial which permits a variety of commercial uses in the Hespeler Road commercial development area.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the subject lands C4RM1 (Commercial and Multiple Residential) to permit the residential uses. The following site-specific provisions have been requested:

•             Increase density from 250 units per hectare to 270 units per hectare

•             Reduce C4 front yard setback from 15m to 4.5m to align with residential setback

•             Reduce landscaping from 30% to 25%

•             Reduce commercial parking requirements from 2.5 spaces per 100 sq.m to 0.75 spaces per 100 sq.m

•             Permit a maximum total building height of 17 storeys (55m) for Tower A and 13 storeys (43m) for Tower B, including two storey podium and rooftop mechanicals)

The following materials were submitted in support of the application and are currently under review by staff and agencies and may be subject to future changes (PDF):

 

 R06/22 - 1500 Kossuth Road - City Initiated Temporary Use Zoning By-law Amendment

 

The City of Cambridge has initiated consideration of a temporary use zoning by-law amendment for 1500 Kossuth Rd.  The proposed use being considered through this amendment is a commercial-recreational operation (outdoor paintball).  A statutory public meeting is being held on May 17, 2022 to introduce the amendment and receive input from the public.  

 For more information, please contact Bryan Cooper, Senior Planner, at cooperb@cambridge.ca

 

Approved Applications 

 R17/15 - Former Saginaw Golf Course - 124 Saginaw Parkway and 161 Essex Point

This application was approved by the Local Planning appeals Tribunal with a decision issued December 2018.

Proposed official plan amendment, zoning by-law amendment and draft plan of subdivision

The City of Cambridge has received an application to amend the official plan and zoning by-law to permit the redevelopment of the former Saginaw Golf Course for residential land uses. The applicant has also submitted a draft plan of subdivision to the City of Cambridge and Region of Waterloo.

R15/16 - 80-85 Munch Avenue

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on July 11, 2017.

Zoning by-law amendment and plan of subdivision submitted by Norrich West Inc. for lands municipally addressed as 80-85 Munch Avenue.

Proposed Development:

  • Part A (north side of Munch Ave.) proposes a new municipal road, 16 blocks and 84 street fronting townhouses.
  • Part B (south side of Munch Ave.) proposes a new municipal road, 16 blocks and 85 street fronting townhouses and blocks for stormwater management and pedestrian path.

OR01/16 - 64 Grand Avenue South - HIP Developments

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on June 13, 2017 and by the Region of Waterloo on August 31, 2017.

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to increase the height and density permitted at 64 Grand Avenue South to facilitate the construction of two residential apartment buildings. The City's Zoning By-law limits building heights on the subject property to approximately 10 storeys. The development proposes a maximum building height of 21 storeys. The proposed development will be mixed use consisting of commerical and artisan space and 434 residential dwelling units.

OR02/16 - 0 and 112 Pinebush Road - Branthaven Belmont Pinebush Inc.

This application was approved by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal in July 2019.

The purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is to permit a mixed use community with approximately 558 residential dwelling units in the form of townhouses and apartment buildings, hotel or motel and limited retail and service commercial uses fronting onto public and private roads located at 0 and 112 Pinebush Road.

OR01-17 - 825-875 Main Street and 0 Sparrow Avenue

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on February 20, 2018 and by the Region of Waterloo on ________________

The purpose and effect of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are to permit a 101 unit townhouse development on a private road network.

More specifically, the applicant proposes an increase to the density in the Low/Medium Density Residential designation from 40 units per hectare to 52 units per hectare. The applicant also proposes to change the zoning of the subject lands from Holding (H)R4 (single detached residential) and Holding (H)R4 S. 4.1.160 to RM3 (multiple residential) with site specific provisions to accommodate the proposed 101 townhouse units. The site specific amendments generally consist of the following: front yard setback reduction; exterior side yard setback reduction; interior side yard and rear yard setback reductions, reduction in landscape open space and an increase in the number of attached units from 6 units to 8 units.

R15-17 - 600 Myers Road

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on March 27, 2018.

The purpose and effect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject property from R4 (single detached residential) to RS1 (semi-detached residential) and RM4 (multiple residential) to permit 12 street fronting semi-detached dwelling units and nine street fronting townhouse units. The applicant is also proposing to reduce the required lot frontage for a semi-detached dwelling from 9 metres (29.5 feet) to 7.6 metres (24.9 feet), to reduce the interior side yard setback of the proposed townhouse block adjacent to an R-class zone from 3.0 metres (9.8 feet) to 1.2 metres (3.9 feet) and to reduce the exterior side yard setback adjacent a future road stub from 6 metres (19.68 feet) to 3.4 metres (11.15 feet) to facilitate the development proposal.

R18/17 - 275-285 Ainslie Street South

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on March 27, 2018.

The purpose and effect of the proposed zoning by-law amendment is to rezone a portion of the subject property from OS1 (Open Space) to C2 s.4.1.286 (commercial) to permit the expansion of the parking area to add 13 parking spaces.

 OR01/18 - 256-258 Hespeler Road

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on _____________________

The purpose of the proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments is to facilitate the construction of 48 townhouse residential units. The zone is proposed to be changed to permit the proposed residential uses and to continue to recognize the Open Space Class 1.

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application (PDF format):

 OR02/18 - 195 Hespeler Road

 

This application was approved by the City of Cambridge Council on _____________________

The proposal is to demolish the existing Satellite Motel and redevelop the site with two apartment buildings. A total of 128 units are proposed to be contained within these apartments: 33 units are proposed to be affordable and 95 units are proposed to be market rate. In addition to the residential units, an office space is proposed to be located on the site.

The following are reports/studies submitted in support of the development application (PDF format):

If you require an accessible format of any of these documents, please contact planning@cambridge.ca