The City of Kitchener’s Committee of Adjustment meets monthly to assess requests for minor zoning bylaw adjustments. The MHBPNA Development Committee monitors these meetings regarding properties in our neighbourhood.
July 20, 2021
I hope that all of you are well.
The meeting yesterday was quite long as a few of the applications were somewhat contentious.
There was only one property in our neighbourhood on the agenda…102 Waterloo Street.
City staff recommended approval, there was no opposition and the vote to approve was unanimous.
I personally was surprised at the lack of opposition…more of these projects to come I expect.
Until next month,
July 20, 2021
There is only one item on this month’s agenda that is in our neighbourhood.
B 2021-039, A 2021-077, & A 2021-078- 102 Waterloo Street
Permission to sever a parcel of land having a width of 8.74m, a depth of 28.5m, and an area of 248 sq.m. The retained land will have a width of 8.74m, a depth of 28.5m, and an area of 230 sq.m. Permission is also being requested for the retained land to permit a lot width of 8.74m rather than the required 9m; and, a lot area of 230 sq.m rather than the required 235 sq.m. Permission is also being requested for the severed land to permit a lot width of 8.74m rather than the required 9m.
The existing dwelling is proposed to be demolished and new single detached dwellings are proposed for the new lots.
June 15, 2021
Once again this month there are three properties in our neighbourhood on the agenda.
A 2021-050 4 Dekay Street
Permission to construct a 1-storey addition in the rear yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a rear yard setback of 1.2m rather than the required 7.5m; and, for the required parking to be located 1.6m from the street rather than the required 6m.
A 2021-053 12 Blucher Street
Permission for an existing single detached dwelling to have a driveway located in the rear yard, accessed by a side yard easement whereas the By-law requires driveways to lead directly to the street; and, to locate the required off street parking spaces 0.6m from the lot line rather than the required 6m.
A 2021-056 29 Brunswick Ave.
Permission to construct a 2-storey addition in the rear yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a rear yard setback of 7.2m rather than the required 7.5m; and, side yard abutting Guelph street of 4.06m rather than the required 4.5. The existing garage is proposed to be demolished.
May 18, 2021
There were three properties from our neighbourhood on the agenda this morning.
A 2021-037 40 Prueter Ave. This application was supported by staff and approved unanimously by the committee. There was some concern expressed by the neighbours about landscaping and the retaining wall but it was noted that those details would be taken into consideration when the site plan was completed.
A 2021-039 78 Shanley St. This application was also supported by staff and approved by all…congratulations Jeff…the house is looking great.
A 2021-042 29 Gruhn St. Once again, approved by everyone…sort of. There were two people registered to speak in opposition but were no longer still present in the meeting by the time this item came up on the agenda.
April 20, 2021
There were two properties on the agenda this morning that are in our neighbourhood…573 Guelph St. and 81 Waterloo St..
Both applications were recommended by staff for approval and since there was no opposition for either one, both were approved.
February 16, 2021
Just a short email this morning to let you know that there is one property in our neighbourhood that is on the agenda for February’s meeting of the Committee of Adjustment.
A 2021-009 268 Lousia St.
Permission to construct a two storey addition in the rear yard of an existing single detached dwelling having a westerly side yard setback of 2.4m where the driveway leading to the required parking space is situated behind the main building and the side lot line, rather then the required 3m; and, an easterly sideboard setback of 0.88m rather than the required 1.2m.
“Just a follow up on this application for 268 Louisa St. from the meeting this morning. Staff recommended approval and the committee approved the application without conditions. The only comment from the members was how “tasteful” the addition appeared to be so it will be moving forward.”
Regarding 2020-107, 236 Margaret Ave.
City staff supported the recommendations. The application and all the variances were passed with the site plan to be confirmed by June of 2021.
The front two units that are presently commercial and have been vacant for years will be converted to residential. The existing rental units will be updated as they become available with tenant turnover…no-one will be evicted for the sake of the renovations.