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Wednesday April 11: Public meeting on proposed Friday Harbour expansion

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Apr 9th, 2018
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An October 2016 overhead photo of Friday Harbour All Seasons Resort

Request is for 60 per cent increase in units, plus changes in phasing, parking, roads, golf course

The following is a notice of joint public meeting posted by the Town of Innisfil and County of Simcoe

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING:
PROPOSED COUNTY OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
PROPOSED TOWN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
PROPOSED TOWN ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

Friday Harbour Resort
Part of Lots 26 to 30, Concession 13, Registered Plan 51M-997, 261 Big Bay Point Road, Town of Innisfil, County of Simcoe
County File No. SC-OPA-1801
Town of Innisfil File Nos. D09-2018-004 & D14-2018-004 & D14-2018-006

Statutory Public Meeting April 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Town Hall Council Chambers 2101 Innisfil Beach Road

The Statutory Public Meeting will hear public comments before the Town and the County make any decisions on the applications at future meetings.
THE PURPOSE and EFFECT of amendments SC-OPA-1801, D09-2018-004 and D14-2018-004 is to modify the policies of the County Official Plan, Town Official Plan and Town Zoning By-law to do the following:

PROPOSED CHANGES TO MARINA VILLAGE:

• Increase the maximum number of resort residential units from 1,600 to 2,600;
• Maintain the current minimum number of 400 hotel units;
• Allow conference facility areas throughout the resort (including within hotels, other resort uses and stand-alone facilities);
• Allow the Resort Theatre to be an indoor or outdoor facility;
• Remove the requirement for ground floor commercial uses in mixed use buildings in the Resort Commercial Designation (i.e. residential buildings already permitted in these zones will not be required to have grade-related retail/commercial. Stand-alone commercial buildings continue to be permitted in this zone);
• Increase in the permitted height of the decked parking structure from 2 storeys to 3 storeys. No other height increases are proposed for any buildings or structures beyond what is already permitted within a particular zone boundary, however an allowance for up to six storey residential is proposed on the east side of the marina where a six storey hotel is permitted;
• Increase the number of Resort Residential units permitted to 1,500 (from 1,200 approved by Council in August 2017) before hotel facilities are constructed and modify phasing requirements;
• Enable related changes to the development concept to accommodate the additional units such as internal road alignments, increased on-site parking, updated phasing policies;

PROPOSED CHANGES TO GOLF COURSE:
• Modify policies and provisions to permit additional amenity, recreational, conference facilities, spa, health and wellness facilities, retail and service uses within the existing Recreation Open Space designation (golf course)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL LANDS:
• No changes are proposed to any of the Natural Environment lands or their boundaries.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the planning applications is available for viewing on the Town and County websites:
Town Website: https://innisfil.ca/mygovernment/departments/PlanningServices/FridayHarbour
County Website: www.simcoe.ca/dpt/pln/official-plan

Information is also available at the County of Simcoe and Town of Innisfil Customer Service desks located in the County of Simcoe Administration Centre and Town of Innisfil Town Hall during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday).

HOW DO I SUBMIT COMMENTS IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE PUBLIC MEETING?
Email: planning@innisfil.ca
Mail: Town Clerk: Lee Parkin, 2101 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Ontario L9S 1A1 Visit: Town Hall during regular business hours
Phone: 705.436.3740

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
i. The Public Meeting is statutory in accordance with the Ontario Planning Act.
ii. The approval authority for County of Simcoe Official Plan Amendment (File No. SC-OPA-1801)
is the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
iii. The approval authority for the Town Official Plan Amendment (File No. D09-2018-004) is the
County of Simcoe.
iv. The approval authority for the Town Zoning By-law Amendments (File No. D14-2018-004 and D14-2018-006) is the Town of Innisfil.
v. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Innisfil/Simcoe County before this matter is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Innisfil/Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to the Ontario Municipal Board.
vi. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submission to the Town of Innisfil/Simcoe County before this matter is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless in the opinion of the Board, there is reasonable grounds to do so.
vii. If you wish to be notified of the decision of Town Council in respect to this matter, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk at the address below or send an email to planning@innisfil.ca
viii. If you wish to be notified of the decision of County Council in respect to this matter, you must make a written request to the County Clerk at the address below or send an email to John.Daly@simcoe.ca
ix. For more information about these matters, including preserving your appeal rights, please contact Planning Services at 705.436.3740 or in person at 2101 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil, Ontario during regular business hours.
DATED 14th day of March, 2018.
Lee Parkin, Town Clerk
Town of Innisfil
2101 Innisfil Beach Road L9S 1A1 (705) 436-3740 planning@innisfil.ca
John Daly, County Clerk
County of Simcoe Administration Centre
1110 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6 (705) 726-9300 Ext. 1246 – Fax (705) 725-1285 John.Daly@simcoe.ca
Please note that the applicant will be hosting their own separate Information Night to share details about the project prior to the Town/County Statutory Public Meeting. Be advised that if you want your comments to be considered by Town and County Councils when they make a decision, then you must submit written comments directly to contacts listed above or speak to Council directly at the Statutory Public Meeting on April 11, 2018.

Planning Opinion report 

Information on Innisfil website

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