ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW – PUBLIC MEETINGS

NOTICE OF INITIAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS CONCERNING COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW

Please be advised that the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago has initiated a Review of its Comprehensive Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act. As a “kick-off” to this process, the Township will be holding three Public Information Sessions, one at the Municipal office and one in each of the north and south sections of the Township to inform the public on the process and in turn, give the public the opportunity to provide input on matters related to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law.

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS
SESSION 1: Thursday, August 15th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Council Chamber of the Municipal Office, 9 James Street, Parry Sound

SESSION 2: Friday, August 16th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre, 70 South Shore Road, Pointe au Baril

SESSION 3: Saturday, August 17th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SSCA Schoolhouse, 21 B321 Island (Frying Pan Island), The Archipelago

PURPOSE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW
The Comprehensive Zoning By-law is the primary implementation tool of the Township’s Official Plan and is the legal document which regulates how land can be used, as well as the type, size and location of buildings and structures on properties. The Township’s current Comprehensive Zoning By-law was prepared in 2007 and is being reviewed to ensure it:

  • conforms to the recently updated Official Plan for the Township of The Archipelago;
  • is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement and all provincial policies and regulations; and
  • contains appropriate zoning and development standards.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FORMAT
Each of the Public Information Sessions will follow an identical format, commencing with the same formal presentation outlining the existing Comprehensive Zoning By-law and the Review process, followed by a question and answer period. Township staff and members of the project team will be in attendance to answer questions and discuss the Zoning By-law Review.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
These Public Information Sessions are the first organized opportunities for the community to provide comment into the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review process. Additional public engagement sessions will be held as the Review progresses. Material and Notices will be posted on the Township’s website at www.thearchipelago.on.ca.

Please direct inquiries and comments to the Township’s Development & Environmental Services Department by phone at (705) 746-4243 or fax (705) 746-7301.

DATED at the Township of The Archipelago this 25th day of July, 2019.

Cale Henderson, MCIP RPP Manager of Development & Environmental Services

 

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