Planning and Building Services Open Houses

With City facilities closed, and in-person gatherings limited, in response to COVID-19 Planning and Building Services is moving to an electronic format for open houses related to important planning matters such as official plan amendments and zoning by-law amendments.

An Open House for the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment at 119/127 Vine Street and 2 Perma Court will be held electronically on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

The Applicant has requested that the subject lands be redesignated and rezoned to permit an existing non-conforming industrial use on 127 Vine Street to expand onto 119 Vine Street, and to establish a standalone parking lot at 2 Perma Court. The existing land use permission on 127 Vine Street is Mixed Use, which would not currently permit the existing industrial use. The existing land use permission on 119 Vine Street is for low density residential uses. The existing land use permission is for employment uses on 2 Perma Court.

Copies of all submitted plans and documents may be viewed by contacting the Planning and Building Services Department now or at the Open House or by navigating to https://www.stcatharines.ca/development. Please note that the information submitted with this Application is preliminary. Additional, revised, or further refined information will be uploaded to the City’s website via the link above as it becomes available. 

Electronic Open House, Oct. 29, 2020

Members of the public will be able to watch proceedings through the City’s YouTube Channel and will be able to participate as detailed below.

Residents can participate in the Open House in three different ways:

  1.  By submitting questions via mail or by email to the Planner (cmcewan@stcatharines.ca) no later than by Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  2. By registering to participate via Zoom no later than by Monday, October 26, 2020. See below for more information on electronic participation.
  3. By registering to participate via telephone no later than Monday, October 26, 2020. Please call 905.688.5601 ext. 1716 and leave a message with your name and phone number; staff will respond to your voicemail prior to the open house to provide you with the call-in number and additional information.

Electronic Participation

Those wishing to participate electronically via Zoom video-conferencing technology must register by completing our online form before the date specified above.

Only one individual will be permitted to speak at a time and group delegations are not permitted. 

Participants are not permitted to share visuals or materials during the open house. However, materials may be submitted in advance for the Planner to share during the open house and must be received no later than October 28, 2020.

Delegates are required to participate in a test Zoom session with City staff. Testing will cover the audio and video quality of the participant's device; reviewing the process for the participant to join the meeting; and reviewing the participant process. During the test session, City staff will also discuss the process for submitting visuals or materials for inclusion in the Open House.  

The test session will be held Tuesday, October 27 at 10 a.m. The test session should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Note: other members of the public may be in the same test session. City staff will contact you via email with your test session information.

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