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:

R01/20 - 405 Myers Rd & 115 Bloomington Dr 

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):

R09/19 - 685 Myers Rd ZBA

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)

Another public open house will be held in the near future. Details to follow as soon as they become available.

 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. A future public meeting will be held following consultation with the Neighbourhood Liaison Committee.

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 - 215 Allendale Road and 245 Riverbank Drive

Information on this proposed draft plan of subdivision can be found on the North Cambridge Business Park page.

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.

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:

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:

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):

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.

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