Orillia announces zoning bylaw public information session Aug. 22


Barrie Construction Report staff writer

The City of Orillia has scheduled a public information session on Aug. 22 as it prepares a new comprehensive zoning by-law to implement the policies of its new official plan adopted by council in March 2010.

“A comprehensive zoning by-law is a document that regulates the permitted uses of all lands within Orillia, and governs the location, size, and height of buildings and structures,” the city’s announcement says, in inviting the public to the session. “As a ratepayer you will be given the opportunity to receive an overview of the draft By-law and identify zoning issues that may affect your property as well as future development in the City of Orillia.”

The session is scheduled for 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Rotary Place – Tournament Room (second floor), 100 University Ave..

“City planning staff and the city’s project consultants (MHBC Planning) will be available to take note of your concerns, and to respond to any questions that you may have about the proposed By-law,” the announcement says.

A copy of the draft by-law will be available for review beginning July 25, 2013 at Orillia City Centre (planning division counter) 50 Andrew St. S. or online at www.orillia.ca.