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May 7, 2012

The Statutory Public Meeting regarding the proposed Official Plan Amendement to implement the general policy framework of the Waterfront Master Plan will be delayed to late summer. When the meeting has been scheduled, notice will be provided, as required by the Planning Act, in the Civic News Section of the Expositor newspaper, on the City's website, as well as on this webage. Once the notice of the meeting has been issued, the draft amendment will also be available for review. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Meghan Lippert, BA, MAES, Policy Planner, 519-759-4150 ext. 2380, meghanlippert@brantford.ca 

Paul Moore, MCIP, RPP, Manager of Policy Planning, 519-759-4150 ext. 2348, paulmoore@brantford.ca .

March 21, 2012

On March 20, 2012, an open house was held at St. Andrew’s Community Centre in the Lower Hall to discuss the proposed City-initiated Official Plan Amendment, which is intended to align the Official Plan with the vision and broad policy framework of the Waterfront Master Plan.  Aside from the Waterfront Vision, the broad policy framework also includes the 10 Pillars, goals and objectives, and general urban design guidelines.  The proposed amendment will also delineate the Waterfront as the “Grand River Heritage Waterfront” on a new Official Plan Schedule. 

 

This amendment does not propose any changes to existing land use designations, or remove or change any current development rights for individual properties permitted by the Official Plan.  Please click here to see a copy of the presentation delivered by Staff at the Open House, and click here to see a copy of the presentation boards on display at the meeting.

 

The draft Amendment will be available for public review April 13th, 2012, and it is anticipated that the Amendment will be brought to the Committee of the Whole for consideration on May 7th, 2012, which will constitute the Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act.

 

The draft Amendment will be posted in this Section of the Waterfront Master Plan Project website. 

 

Feburary 22, 2012

 

At its February 21, 2012 meeting, Council approved the following resolution:

"A. THAT Staff Report CD2012-024 regarding The Waterfront Master Plan Implementation  BE RECEIVED; and

B.  THAT Staff BE DIRECTED to prepare an Official Plan Amendment to implement the Waterfront Master Plan policy framework; and 

C.  THAT Staff BE DIRECTED to present a draft Official Plan Amendment to Council for their consideration."

 

The purpose of the Official Plan Amendment will be to introduce the general policy framework of the Waterfront Master Plan into the City of Brantford Official Plan, providing the Waterfront Master Plan will a better foundation for implementation and an opportunity for the public to offer further input into the policy framework outlined in the Master Plan document.

March 15, 2011

The Brantford Waterfront Master Plan has won a 2011 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Click here for more information: http://www.brantford.ca/news_room/news_releases/Pages/BrantfordWaterfrontMasterPlanwinsaNationalAward.aspx

March 7, 2011

At its March 7, 2011 meeting Brantford City Council passed the following resolutions that begin the implementation of the Waterfront Master Plan:

"A. THAT Official Plan Amendment OP-04-10 prepared by the City of Brantford affecting lands located at 125 Golf Road and 277 Hardy Road to re-designate the subject lands to "Grand River Heritage Waterfront" to protect the natural heritage features and functions of the lands, and attached as Appendix "B" To Staff Report CD2011- BE APPROVED, and

B. THAT Zoning Bylaw Amendment PZ-21-10 prepared by the City of Brantford affecting lands at 125 Golf Road and 277 Hardy Road to rezone the lands to "Grand River Heritage Waterfront Zone" to be used for conservation, open space, and passive recreation uses only, as described in Staff Report CD2011-022 and attached as Appendix "D" BE APPROVED."

June 28, 2010

At its June 28, 2010 meeting Brantford City Council passed the following resolution:

"THAT the Waterfront Master Plan prepared by The Planning Partnership in association with Plan B Natural Heritage, Baird & Associates, TCI Mgt Consultants, and Archaeological Services Inc, which provides a vision statement, 10 fundamental pillars, and a framework to guide decisions with respect to lands along the Grand River, its tributaries, Mohawk Lake and canals within the City of Brantford BE APPROVED in principle; and

THAT staff BE DIRECTED to explore methods of implementation and land securement for the entire Waterfront Master Plan, and present these results to Council for consideration; and

THAT each recommendation contained within the Waterfront Master Plan BE BROUGHT back to City Council for approval."