- Published on Saturday, 14 December 2013 22:24
Tuesday December 17, 2013 Kanata United Church 33 Leacock Drive 7 pm – 9pm
Tell City staff your reasoned views on this proposed development. How will it affect you, your property values and the character of Beaverbrook?
7 Key Questions
1. Compatible development must enhance and coexist with existing development without undue adverse impacts. It is development that “fits well” and “works well” with its surroundings. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
2. When reviewing infill development within the General Urban Area, it must recognize the importance of new development relating to existing community character so that it enhances and builds upon desirable established patterns and built form. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
3. New developments must reflect a thorough and sensitive understanding of place, context and setting. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
4. The City will specifically assess Zoning By-law Amendment applications in terms of building height, massing and scale, rear and side yard setbacks and landscaped open space permitted by the zoning of adjacent residential properties as well as the prevailing patterns established in the immediate area. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
5. In considering a Zoning By-law Amendment of additional height, the City will seek to protect and enhance existing patterns of development, built form and open spaces. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
6. Interior portions of stable, low-rise residential neighbourhoods will continue to be characterized by low-rise buildings. New development, including redevelopment, proposed within the interior of established neighbourhoods will be designed to complement the area’s pattern of built form and open spaces. Tell the City: is this condition met (y) (n) Why?
7. The City has a new transport oriented development policy. There is the possibility of post-2031 funding for a rapid transit site on March Road. Do these conditions justify permitting a big development here -- and now? (y) (n) Why?
Tips for your letter and comment to the City
It’s not enough to say simply you disagree with the proposal, if you do. For instance, comments on traffic are rarely enough to turn down a proposal.
Take care to reflect in your letter or email some of the above official zoning policy aspects guaranteed by City official by-laws. These are the main questions which the City Planner will formally investigate as she evaluates the proposal. Make her job easy! Use your own words to say whether the proposal meets them? Be specific, with examples, and clearly answer the question, “why?”
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