Clarington – Planning eUpdate – December 2, 2021

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Volume 21, Issue 15, December 2, 2021

In this issue:


Our procedures have changed as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. As mandated by Public Health and to maintain physical distancing, public meetings will take place electronically using an online device or telephone. All meetings are livestreamed for public viewing at www.clarington.net/calendar.

Farewell Heights Secondary Plan Terms of Reference – Public Meeting

The Municipality of Clarington has been requested to prepare a Secondary Plan in north Courtice. A Secondary Plan is part of the Official Plan, providing more detailed direction for a specific area regarding land uses, transportation, infrastructure, natural heritage, phasing and urban design.

No planning approvals are under consideration at this time.

At this meeting, the Planning and Development Committee of Council will consider the Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the project. The TOR document outlines the process for the Secondary Plan, including the opportunities for public input.

Staff report PDS-063-21, presentation, and TOR for the public meeting will be available at www.clarington.net/FarewellHeights no later than Friday, December 3, 2021.

Public Meeting

Date:  Monday, December 6, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Electronic meeting using an online device or phone.

If you wish to speak at the public meeting, please pre-register, and staff will provide further instructions.

You can pre-register by completing the online form at www.clarington.net/delegations or contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 ext. 2109 or clerks@clarington.net by Friday, December 3, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.

If you are unable to participate electronically, please contact the Clerk’s Division, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you wish to provide written comments, please submit them to Sarah Parish at FarewellHeights@clarington.net. Written comments can also be mailed to or dropped off at 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6. A drop box is located at the Church Street entrance.

For more information, please contact Sarah Parish or Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or FarewellHeights@clarington.net.


Zoning By-law Amendment to permit a multi-residential, mixed-use development in Bowmanville – Recommendation Report

File Number: ZBA2021-0002

Address: 2345 – 2349 Highway 2, Southwest corner of Green Road and Highway 2 in Bowmanville.

Larkin + Land Use Planners Inc. has submitted an application to rezone the lands to an appropriate mixed-use zone to permit the development of two 11-storey mixed-use buildings at the southwest corner of Regional Highway 2 and Green Road in Bowmanville.

Following the Statutory Public Meeting held by Planning and Development Committee on June 7, 2021, a Recommendation Report PDS-064-21 is scheduled for consideration on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Planning and Development Committee meeting.

A copy of the Recommendation Report will be available on the afternoon of Friday, December 3, 2021, by contacting Amanda Tapp at the Municipality of Clarington Planning and Development Services Department at 905-623-3379.

An online delegation request form is also available at www.clarington.net/delegations. You can register to speak as a delegate at the Committee Meeting by contacting the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 or emailing clerks@clarington.net by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021

If you cannot attend the Committee Meeting, you can register to speak as a delegate at the Council Meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on December 13, 2021.

Written comments can also be mailed to or dropped off at 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6. A drop box is located at the Church Street entrance.

For more information, please visit www.clarington.net/Highway2andGreenRoad. You may also contact Amanda Tapp or Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or by email at atapp@clarington.net.


Heritage Incentive Grant (HIG) Program

Each year, Clarington’s Heritage Incentive Grant (HIG) Program provides owners of properties designated under Parts IV and V of the Ontario Heritage Act with grant opportunities to help with the cost of repairs and restoration of their property’s heritage features.

The Heritage Incentive Grant Annual Report for 2021 (PDS-065-21) will be presented to the Planning and Development Committee on Monday, December 6, 2021, to provide an overview of this year’s HIG Program activity and provide funding recommendations for 2022.

Since the approval of the HIG Program in 2013, 36 HIG applications have been approved, and $36,650 in grant funding has been issued in support of property owner’s contributions to the conservation of Clarington’s cultural heritage resources.

For more information regarding the program or if you are a designated property owner and would like to apply, please contact Sarah Allin at sallin@clarington.net or 905-623-3379 ext. 2419.


Proposal for a Mixed-Use Building at Newcastle Waterfront

File Number: SPA2021-0038

Address: 30 Lakebreeze, Newcastle

A site plan application has been submitted by Kaitlin Corporation, on behalf of Newcastle Harbourview Ltd., for the development of a four-and-a-half-storey multi-unit residential building. The building consists of 95 residential units and approximately 200 square metres of commercial space facing Lakebreeze Drive. The plan also includes a second-floor landscaped rooftop terrace and indoor and surface parking.

For more information on this application, please contact Nicole Zambri at 905-623-3379 ext. 2422 or nzambri@clarington.net.


Soper Springs Secondary Plan – Public Information Centre #2

On December 15, the Planning and Development Services Department will host the second Public Information Centre for the Soper Springs Secondary Plan. This meeting will update the public on the project, present background information and next steps.

You must register in advance at www.clarington.net/SoperSpringsMeeting to receive a link to the online meeting.

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Electronic meeting using an online device or phone

For more information, please visit www.clarington.net/SoperSprings or contact Emily Schaefer or Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or SoperSprings@Clarington.net.


 

Our offices will be closed from noon on December 24 and will reopen on January 4, 2022.

We wish everyone all the best of the season and hope you enjoy a restful break with your families.


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

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Clarington Economic Development Strategy Survey

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Clarington is preparing an Economic Development Strategy to create a plan for future growth and development in the community. Currently, the Municipality’s population is 105,000 and growing. The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the pace of our community growth, which is partly propelled by several key economic development catalysts such as the development of a Nuclear Energy Cluster around the future Clarington Headquarters for Ontario Power Generation.

We’ve created a short survey and want to hear from you – our residents and business owners. Help envision the future of our community, share your opinions and perspectives to inform the Strategy. Fill out the survey by November 29, 2021, www.clarington.net/EcDevStrategy.

Newcastle Village Community Hall Board looking to elect two new members

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The Newcastle Village Community Hall Board is seeking to elect two new members to assist in the management and operation of the Newcastle Village Community Hall. If you are a resident of the Village of Newcastle and you are interested in seeking election for a two-year term, ending January 2024, please register with the office by January 21, 2022. Elections will be held at the meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Newcastle Community Hall. 

Learn more at www.clarington.net/NVCHB or contact Gabrielle Bell at 905-987-3856 or info@newcastlevillagecommunityhall.com.

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Public Meeting – Newcastle North Village Secondary Plan Review

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Notice of Public Information Centre – North Village Secondary Plan

 

Join us at Public Information Centre #2 to learn about the future of north Newcastle and share your ideas.

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Time: 
7 p.m.
Place: 
Electronic meeting using an online device or phone.

Register in advance for this meeting at www.clarington.net/NorthVillageMeeting.

The North Village Secondary Plan will create a neighbourhood with a diverse mix of housing, access to shopping, services, schools and amenities.

As part of the North Village Secondary Plan, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being undertaken for new or modified major roads, including a proposed realignment of Regional Road 17 to Concession Road 3.

More information about this project is available at www.Clarington.net/NorthVillage.

Questions? Please contact Mark Jull or Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or northvillage@clarington.net.

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Public Meeting – New Subdivision Proposal – North Street

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Notice of Public Meeting regarding a proposed development on North Street in Newcastle

 

A land use change has been proposed, have your say.

The Municipality is seeking public comments before making a decision on an application for a proposed Plan of Subdivision and an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment.

Proposal

Beach Road Villas Inc., Golf Vista Homes Corporation, and Panterra Inc. have submitted applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Rezoning to allow a plan of subdivision with a total of 131 residential units consisting of 57 single-detached dwelling units, 48 semi-detached dwelling units and 26 townhouse dwelling units. The subdivision includes several new local roads and an open space block.

The applications are deemed complete.

For more information on this proposed development, please visit www.clarington.net/developmentproposals.

Property

684, 688, 694 and 704 North Street in Newcastle.

How to provide comments

Our procedures have changed as we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. As mandated by Public Health and to maintain physical distancing, this meeting will take place virtually and can be viewed at www.clarington.net/calendar.

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Electronic meeting using an online device or phone.

To speak at the public meeting, please pre-register by completing the delegations form at www.clarington.net/delegations or contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 ext. 2109 or clerks@clarington.net by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

If you are unable to participate electronically, please contact the Clerk’s Division and we will do our best to accommodate you.

We encourage you to submit your written comments for the Committee’s consideration to Brandon Weiler at bweiler@clarington.net or by mail or drop box to 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3A6 before the date of the public meeting.

Questions?

Please contact Brandon Weiler at 905-623-3379 ext. 2424 or bweiler@clarington.net.

File Numbers: S-C-2021-0004 and ZBA2021-0014

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

The personal information you submit will become part of the public record and may be released to the public. Questions about the information we collect can be directed to the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 ext. 2102.

Accessibility

If you have accessibility needs or require alternate formats of this document or other accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator at 905-623-3379 ext. 2131.

Appeal requirements

If you do not speak at the public meeting or send your comments or concerns to the Municipality of Clarington before the by-law is passed: a) you will not be entitled to appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal; and b) you will not be able to participate at a hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

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Clarington Cooling Zone Available

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Cooling area available at Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre during extended heat warning

A cooling area is available at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre for residents needing a place to stay cool. The cooling centre will remain open at 62 Temperance Street in Bowmanville from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Friday, August 13, 2021, while the heat warning is in effect for southern Durham Region. The museum is open by appointment only and will not be accessible to residents accessing the cooling area.

Environment Canada issued the extended heat warning on Wednesday morning and is expected to remain in effect until Friday, with humidex values nearing 40 degrees.

Stay cool and well hydrated, and seek shade when possible. Please check in and look after the most vulnerable residents, including the elderly and people who are chronically ill. Never leave people or pets in the car. Residents looking to stay cool outdoors can visit one of Clarington’s splash pads.

NOTE:  The Newcastle Public Library is a good local option!

Clarington Public Library Now Open!

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As of Wednesday, July 21, access to the collection shelves, computers, study tables, children’s areas, and public washrooms is open to the public at all four Clarington Public Library branches. Clarington Museums & Archives has also resumed in-person research services and self-guided exhibit tours by appointment at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. Masks and physical distancing are still required at all locations. 

“It’s wonderful to welcome the community back through our doors,” says Linda Kent, Clarington Public Library, Museums, & Archives CEO. “The response has been tremendously positive; people are very happy to be able to come back into the space to explore the collections and exhibits in person.” 

Throughout the pandemic, the Library and Museum offered a variety of electronic services. “Our staff pivoted rapidly to offer a variety of programs and services, which were available virtually over the internet and offline by way of phone and mail. We expanded and improved our electronic collections of books, magazines, and newspapers to meet the demand online,” continues Ms. Kent. “We also introduced new initiatives to keep our community connected, such as Borrow by Mail and loanable mobile WiFi hotspots. As we progress through the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen, we will continue to adjust our service model in order to meet community needs and address safety regulations, by maintaining a blend of virtual and in-person services.” 

The Library’s virtual Summer Reading Club will continue throughout the summer. Children can sign-up today to beat the summer brain drain by participating in virtual reading programs and activities and enjoy virtual author visits in August. For outside family fun, check out the latest Storywalk® at the Bowmanville Westside Conservation Area of How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward, presented in partnership with Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA). 

For more information about Library services, please visit the Library’s website at www.clarington-library.on.ca, or contact Member Services at info@clarington-library.on.ca or 905-623-7322 ext. 2712. For more information about Museum research services and exhibits, please visit the Museum’s website at www.claringtonmuseums.com, or contact Museum staff at info@claringtonmuseums.com or 905-623-2734. 

Clarington – 2020 Growth Trends Report – Notice

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The Planning and Development Services Department will release the annual Growth Trends Review report for 2020 by the end of June. This report identifies emerging development-related issues and trends within the Municipality of Clarington. Building permit activity and other related data are used as indicators of housing and employment activity within Clarington, the level of local investment, and economic performance.

Highlights from 2020:

  • Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarington’s building activity rebounded from the significant decline experienced in 2019.
  • Clarington’s total building permit value increased by 206 per cent in 2020, from $130.3 million in 2019 to $398.3 million.
  • Clarington’s residential building permit value and residential unit permits issued were above their five-year average by 10 and 23 per cent, respectively.
  • Clarington doubled its share of Durham’s building permit value from 6.6 per cent in 2019 to 13.9 per cent in 2020, the second-highest per cent growth in the Durham Region.
  • 994 new residential unit permits issued in 2020; that’s the third time since 1993, that more permits were issued.

Despite the disruption due to COVID-19, building permit value rebounded, resuming its previous trend. The real estate market fell in 2019 due to several factors, most notably new Building Code requirements and stricter mortgage tests leading to extra housing supply. However, the market began to recover in late 2019, and this continued into early 2020.

As a result of the emergency order in March of 2020, construction was on hold, but permit activity remained strong. Housing demand increased, and the GTA saw record sales in the fall months. COVID-19 accelerated the trend of moving away from city centres toward suburban areas, further driving local demand. Consumer behaviour has changed as households are seeking more space to work from home.

Clarington is anticipating further growth as Highway 407 and Highway 418 gain popularity. The proposed GO Transit Lakeshore East line expansion will provide a solid connection to the GTA. As well, major economic drivers such as the OPG headquarters relocation, EastPenn relocation, and Toyota Eastern Parts Distribution plant will provide jobs to Clarington’s growing population and drive demand for housing.

The 2020 Growth Trends Review will be available at the end of June on the Municipality’s website.

Newcastle Library – Outreach Community Hub – Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m

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Region of Durham Outreach Community Hub to Launch at Clarington Public Library

Clarington Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Region of Durham to establish an Outreach Community Hub at each library branch. The new service has been created in association with the Healthy Communities initiative.

Commencing the week of June 28, 2021, Clarington Public Library branches will have an Ontario Works Outreach Worker onsite, during limited time periods, in order to connect community residents to a variety of social services supports and resources. This includes financial resources, housing, food security, counselling, Children’s Services referrals, and more. The Outreach Worker can communicate with community agencies on behalf of clients, assist with online government application forms, and help them navigate the system.

No appointment will be necessary. The Outreach Worker will be available as follows:

  • Bowmanville Branch: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Courtice Branch: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Newcastle Branch: Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Orono Branch: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all visitors entering any Library branches are required to adhere to Public Health protocols (health screening, wear a three-layer mask, maintain six feet/two metres distance from others, etc.).

The Outreach service may be interrupted pending changes in provincial restrictions applicable to public libraries – please check the Clarington Public Library website for updates: www.clarington-library.on.ca

Newcastle – Proposed closure and sale of road allowance on Given Road

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Clarington is proposing that a portion of the road allowance on Given Road west of Rudell Road
is closed and declared surplus to sell the lands to the adjacent property owners, 2103386 Ontario Limited, 2353235 Ontario Limited, Wilmot Creek Developments and Louisville Homes Limited, for fair market value. The Municipality is the current owner of the lands located on Lot 31, Concession 2 in Newcastle, and has determined that the road segments are no longer required for Municipal purposes.

Staff Report PWD-018-21 regarding this matter will be submitted to Council at a General Government Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021, for consideration. The agenda, including copies of Staff Report PWD-018-21, will be available at www.clarington.net/calendar before the meeting.

How to participate
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual meeting will be held to maintain physical distancing. A link to watch the meeting via livestream will be available at www.clarington.net/calendar shortly before the start of the meeting.

To participate as a delegate, please register at www.clarington.net/delegations or contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-623-3379 no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Delegations will participate online or by phone. For more information, please contact Karen Richardson at 905-623-3379 ext. 2327 or krichardson@clarington.net.