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Planning eUpdate - June 25, 2020

Planning eUpdate

Volume 20, Issue 10, June 25, 2020

In this issue:


Public Meetings

78-unit townhouse condominium in the Hancock Neighbourhood

File Number: S-C-2018-0004 and ZBA2018-0024
Address: 2910 and 2936 Hancock Road, Courtice

BV Courtice Partners LP (Trolleybus Urban Development) has submitted Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to create a townhouse condominium block with 78 townhouse units. Thirty-three units will be dual-frontage townhouses fronting onto Nash Road or Hancock Road, as well as the internal private street, and 45 units will be standard townhouse units fronting onto the private laneway network. The proposed development will include a portion of the extension of Moyse Drive, a private street network, visitor parking, water meter building and outdoor amenity space.

Site plan

Should the Applicant be successful in rezoning the property to permit 78 townhouse units, a Site Plan application will need to be submitted to address the site details including landscaping and building design.
The applications have been deemed complete and a public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. A Staff Report for this application will be forwarded to the Municipality's Planning and Development Committee Meeting on:

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Electronic Teams meeting by way of online device or telephone

As mandated by Public Health, to maintain physical distancing this meeting will take place electronically. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.  If you wish to participate, you may join the meeting any time after 6:45 p.m. by visiting www.clarington.net/calendar. Click on the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link provided in the “How to Join the Electronic Public Meeting” document next to the Agenda, or call 289-274-8255 Conference ID: 842 893 771.

The proposed applications, including additional information and background studies, are available for review on our website at www.clarington.net/developmentproposals.

For more information on these applications, please contact Brandon Weiler at 905-623-3379 ext. 2424 or bweiler@clarington.net.


Neighbourhood Character Study Addendum Report for Council consideration on July 6, Council Meeting

File Number: COPA2019-0002 & ZBA2019-0019
Address: Bowmanville Neighbourhood Character Study Area

On May 25, Council deferred making a decision on Staff Report PSD-015-20 – Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning to Implement the Bowmanville Neighbourhood Character Study. The deferral was intended to allow Planning Services Staff time to meet and discuss solutions with delegates from the May 25 Council meeting, including property owners from within the Study Area and the Durham Region Home Builders Association. An Addendum Report that will address comments received from the delegates and recommends approval of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments is scheduled for consideration at the Council meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Additional information and background information are available for review on the Neighbourhood Character Study web page.  For more information on these applications, please contact Tracey Webster at 905-623-3379 ext. 2415 or twebster@clarington.net.

NCS maps


Recent Approvals

Site Plan approval for a one-storey commercial development at 6 Spicer Square, Bowmanville

File Number: SPA2019-0022
Address: 6 Spicer Square, Bowmanville

A site plan application submitted by n Architecture Inc. on behalf of 2579004 Ontario Inc. and 2578924 Ontario Inc. to permit the construction of a one-storey commercial development was approved on June 4, 2020. The commercial development is in the Auto Mall area and is located at the northwest corner of Spicer Square. The development will have a floor area of 930 square metres (10,010 square feet) including seven units and a parking area with 54 parking spaces.

A building permit application has been submitted and construction is expected to begin in the coming months.

Rendering of the Commercial Development facing west
Photo above: Rendering of the commercial development facing west

For more information about this development, please contact Ruth Porras at 905-623-3379 ext. 2412 or rporras@clarington.net or Carlos Salazar at csalazar@clarington.net.


Site Plan approval for a one-storey commercial building at 122 King Street East, Bowmanville

File Number: SPA2019-0023
Address: 122 King Street East, Bowmanville

A site plan application submitted by JR. Freethy Architect to permit the construction of a one-storey commercial building at the northwest corner of King Street East and Ontario Street in Bowmanville was approved on June 4, 2020. The commercial development will have a gross floor area of 150 square metres (1,615 square feet) and a parking area with five parking spaces. The commercial development could be used for commercial and retail space. The building permit application is expected to be submitted in the coming weeks.

Rendering of the north-west view of the Commercial Development

Photo above: Rendering of the northwest view of the commercial development

For more information on this development, please contact Ruth Porras at 905-623-3379 ext. 2412 or rporras@clarington.net or Carlos Salazar at csalazar@clarington.net.


Secondary Plans

Special Planning and Development Committee held on June 23, 2020

On June 23, 2020, the Municipality of Clarington held a Special Planning and Development committee Meeting. During this meeting, there were two Statutory Public Meetings for ongoing Secondary Plans in Courtice.

The meetings were held virtually and members of the public were able to join through their computers, smartphones or tablets, and also by phone. 

Southeast Courtice
Secondary Plan

5 p.m.

Southwest Courtice
Secondary Plan Update

7 p.m.

# of Participants

69

# of Participants

54

# of Speakers

7

# of Speakers

6

The purpose of each presentation was to provide background information and a status update on the proposed Secondary Plans.

Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan – 5 p.m.

The Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan Public Meeting, at points, had as many as 69 participants, including the Mayor, members of Council, Clarington Staff and members of the public. Of the 69 participants, seven members of the public chose to speak to the application.

Comments received at the public meeting generally encompassed the following: support for more mixed-use developments and increased densities surrounding prominent intersections and along Regional Corridors; concerns with lengthy construction times and increased traffic volumes; the incorporation of more multi-functional and connected park spaces to nearby natural features; and the importance of the protection of the natural features and wildlife from future development.

Additional information:

Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update Public Meeting – 7 p.m.

The Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update Public Meeting, at points, had as many as 54 participants, including the Mayor, members of Council, Clarington Staff and members of the public. Of the 54 participants, six members of the public chose to speak to the application.

Comments received at the public meeting generally encompassed the following: increased connectivity for active transportation, increased recreational opportunities and recreational facilities, privacy concerns as a result of the street system limiting use of property; and concerns regarding existing parking conditions and how they are being addressed.

Additional information:

We want your feedback – Provide your comments

At the Statutory Public Meetings, the Municipality presented the Draft Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan, Draft Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update as well as their respective Urban Design and Sustainability Guidelines. Staff are seeking your input on these to advance the vision of these Plans. Staff will continue to process and prepare subsequent recommendations in the Fall. We look forward to receiving your input by August 14, 2020.

By email

By phone

  • Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan: Lisa Backus, 905-623-3379 ext. 2413
  • Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update: Greg Bunker, 905-623-3379 ext. 2420

In writing

  • Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan:
    ATTN: Lisa Backus – Southeast Courtice Secondary Plan
    40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6
  • Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update:
    ATTN: Greg Bunker – Southwest Courtice Secondary Plan Update
    40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6

In the News

Building a green economy: Council asks for support

Clarington Council passed a resolution asking both the Federal and Provincial governments to assist with post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts by investing in and promoting a green economy. As the Province slowly reopens and we head into Stage 2, the need to revitalize and rebuild Clarington’s economy is paramount. Clarington Council wants to begin our recovery by taking leadership and promoting a transition to environmentally sustainable economic efforts. Council voted to support programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs by helping residents and businesses retrofit existing home and buildings using energy-efficient measures that promote climate resiliency. Clarington Council is asking the other levels of government to come together and invest in a variety of initiatives that support reducing greenhouse gas emissions and support climate mitigation efforts, those include:

  • Help restoring forests, streams, rivers, wetlands and coastal ecosystems that support our community by providing clean air, water and long-term carbon storage;
  • Investment into accessible public transportation in Clarington’s rural and urban areas, as well as in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure to support active transportation;
  • Creation of an Environmental Bill of Rights to support the notion that each person has a right to clean air, water and a healthy environment;
  • Moving away from our reliance on the fossil fuel industry;
  • Investment in local, renewable energy production;
  • Help for the local agricultural sector to lower greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production;
  • Support for waste reduction initiatives;
  • Financial aid for municipalities and businesses to support local job creation, support local services, increase local food security and implement sustainable business practices;

Council’s resolution has been sent to other Ontario Municipalities for their support.

Read page 15 of the Council Meeting Minutes to see Council’s resolution. Visit www.clarington.net/GoingGreen to see how the Municipality is protecting our environment.


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First week of Stage 2 for Clarington: What this means for business

While we are excited to enjoy a patio experience and reconnect with our salons and personal services, businesses and their staff are working very hard to ensure they operate safely while respecting physical distancing between their customers and employees.

Outdoor patio

Many thanks and appreciation to Clarington businesses for your perseverance, patience and ability to pivot your services to safely engage the public. Thank you to the community for continuing to support local!


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For more information or to provide comments on any Clarington Planning Services project, please contact planning@clarington.net.

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