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Downtown Zoning Bylaw in effect

Guelph, Ont., March 7, 2019—On March 5, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) issued an order resulting in the City’s Downtown Zoning Bylaw being in full force and effect. The LPAT decision upholds Council’s decision with minor modifications. The zoning bylaw is the set of rules the City uses to implement the Downtown Secondary Plan. These rules allow appropriate development in downtown Guelph. The Downtown Zoning Bylaw update was completed and approved by Council in 2017. The update modernizes the City’s approach to development in the downtown, aligning zoning regulations with the community’s vision for this area of Guelph as established by the Downtown Secondary Plan, 2012. The updated bylaw encourages downtown development, and supports an active, urban environment south of the CN rail line… Continue reading Downtown Zoning Bylaw in effect

Updated zoning bylaw supports investment and development in downtown Guelph

Building heights, bike parking among updated regulations                     Guelph, Ont., July 25, 2017– On July 24, Guelph City Council approved the updated downtown zoning regulations in line with Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan. “We’ve modernized our approach and aligned our zoning regulations with Guelph’s vision for downtown as established through the Downtown Secondary Plan,” says Stacey Laughlin, senior policy planner at the City of Guelph. “Now, fewer development proposals will require zone changes as part of the development approval process.” The changes made to permitted land uses and regulations are meant to encourage development downtown, and support a more active, urban environment south of the CN rail line. The Downtown Secondary Plan was approved  in 2012 with… Continue reading Updated zoning bylaw supports investment and development in downtown Guelph