Is participation in city-led planning processes a waste of time?

Guest post from Carl Simpson & Anna-Marie Larsen who have been doing a great deal of communication, coordination, navigation and engagement with neighbours and the City of Waterloo on the ODC development, Spurline Common by Reid’s Homes (corner of Moore & Roger). You can find previous posts from 2017 & 2018 about the development here. … More Is participation in city-led planning processes a waste of time?

Neighbourhood Development Committee Meets with City of Kitchener to Raise Local Traffic Concerns

Over the past year or so we have heard lots of comments about the traffic situation in Mt. Hope/Breithaupt/Midtown, particularly due to the fact there has been a lot of development in our neighbourhood and residents are not sure about the impact this is having on the neighbourhood currently, and what impact it will have … More Neighbourhood Development Committee Meets with City of Kitchener to Raise Local Traffic Concerns

Development proposal for 152 Shanley Street and Public Meeting

Mark you calendar for another online Public Consultation meeting regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment application by Shannondale Developments for 152 Shanley Street. The application is requesting relief from setbacks, parking and density requirements to permit an 8 storey building, including an internal parking structure, rooftop amenity terrace and a total of 172 … More Development proposal for 152 Shanley Street and Public Meeting

Tiny homes, laneway homes and additional dwelling units in Kitchener

The City of Kitchener’s Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee will be holding a virtual public meeting on April 19th at 7 pm. “Additional Dwelling Units” is on the agenda, which refers to coach houses, backyard homes, laneway suites or tiny homes. You can watch the meeting through kitchener.ca/watch.   If you wish to make either verbal or written … More Tiny homes, laneway homes and additional dwelling units in Kitchener

Planning 101: Intro to Planning in Kitchener

As you are probably aware … the City has undertaken a Development Services Review (looking at ways to better interact with citizens on planning initiatives). As a result of this review, the City planning team has or will be developing a number of education webinars on how planning works. Many of you had the opportunity to attend … More Planning 101: Intro to Planning in Kitchener