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:

OR08/21 - 125 and 155 Boychuk Drive

The applicant is requesting an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit outdoor storage on the subject lands.  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.  Outdoor storage is proposed to be behind the established building line and screened from view around the side and rear yards.  A solid wood fence, wall or berm not less than 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) in height is proposed to be erected around the entire perimeter of the planned outdoor storage area.

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 July 27, 2021.

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.

0, 128, 134, 140, 228 Old Mill Rd 

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

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.

 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):

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.

 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):

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