PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Aylmer has received complete Applications for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for 34 Sydenham Street East, Aylmer, and is hereby notifying the public in accordance with Sections 16 and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Aylmer will hold a hybrid (in-person and virtual) public meeting on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m. with a public livestream available at www.aylmer.ca. The public is invited to participate in the hybrid meeting and to provide verbal and written comments regarding the Applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment.
The applications relate to the subject lands described as Part of Lot 3 Block 1 Sydenham Street and Part of Alley Plan 74 (being Parts 1 and 2 on RP 11R-3249) and known municipally as 34 Sydenham Street East, Aylmer. A key map showing the location of the subject lands, outlined in yellow can be found attached to this notice. The subject lands are designated Low Density Residential, as shown on Schedule “A” Land Use Plan in the Town of Aylmer Official Plan and zoned Commercial Core (C1), as shown on Schedule ‘A’ Map 10 in the Town of Aylmer Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 57-99.
The purpose and effect of the Application for Official Plan Amendment is to add a special policy area to Section 184.108.40.206 Site-Specific Special Policy Areas to Residential Areas and redesignate the subject lands from Low Density Residential to Special Policy Area Medium Density Residential 3 (MDR-3) to permit a general commercial use in the front of the ground floor and permit a maximum of six (6) residential dwelling units in the remainder of the building.
The purpose and effect of the Application for Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Commercial Core (C1) to Commercial Core Special Provision 2 (C1-2) to permit a maximum of six (6) residential dwelling units and general commercial (office) use. The existing building on the subject lands has a vacant commercial unit in the front of the building on the ground floor and five (5) existing residential dwelling units.
Any person or public body may attend the Hybrid Public Meeting and/ or make written or verbal representation either in support of, or in opposition to the proposed Local Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment. If you wish to attend the Public Meeting virtually, please contact the Manager of Planning and Development by email at [email protected] or by phone by no later than noon on April 19th, 2023, to receive an invitation to the meeting. Verbal representation for the Hybrid Public Meeting may be provided electronically or by phone. Written comments can be submitted by email to the Manager of Planning and Development or in-person to the Town Hall Office by no later than noon on April 19th, 2023.
If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of the Town of Aylmer to the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Town of Aylmer before the by-laws are passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decisions.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the Public Meeting or make written submissions to the Council of the Town of Aylmer before the by-laws are passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Additional information relating to the applications is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at Aylmer Town Hall. Those interested in additional information regarding this application, including information about appeal rights, may contact: Heather James, Manager of Planning and Development Phone: 519-773-3164 x4915 or Email: [email protected].
DATED this 28th day of March 2023
Heather James, MES (Pl.), RPP, MCIP
Manager, Planning and Development, Town of Aylmer
46 Talbot Street West
Aylmer ON N5H 1J7