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Current Development Applications and Activity

The Development Services and Engineering Department, Planning Division, has provided information below regarding development applications for residential, commercial/industrial and institutional development projects within the City of Orillia that are either currently under review, or approved.

For more information about a current development project, please contact the Planning Division at 705-325-2622 or planning@orillia.ca

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https://www.orillia.ca/en/city-hall/mayorcouncil.aspx

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https://www.orillia.ca/en/city-hall/wards.aspx

Development Applications Under Review

Please click on the development type below for a list of current applications by address.

Residential

 

70 Front Street North - Eight Storey Mixed-Use Building
Description of Development

The City has received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment in order to permit the development of an eight storey mixed-use building with 97 residential units, four live-work units and ground floor retail space which will be constructed on the existing parking lot.  Amendments related to the proposal include site-specific building height, setbacks, angular plane and reduced parking requirements.

Location Map

Application Type & File Number(s):  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-915)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  FS Orillia GP Inc.

Agent:  Bennet MacNeil

City Planner:  Jeff Duggan, Senior Planner, jduggan@orillia.ca,  or Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Applicant's Open House

Notice of Public Meeting

Drawings  

Site Plan, Architectural Drawings, and Shadow Study - January, 2022

Rooftop Concept Plan - April, 2022

Reports

Planning Justification Report - April, 2022

Parking Justification Report - April, 2022

Line of Sight Study - April, 2022

Traffic Impact Study - May, 2022

Functional Servicing & Stormwater Management Report - March, 2022

 175 Oxford Street  – 48 Stacked Townhouses
 
 Description of Development

The City has received concurrent applications for a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval in order to permit the development of 48, 3-storey Stacked Townhouses and a Child Care Centre with a Community Garden. 31% of the dwelling units will be affordable and all of the dwelling units will be rental. Amendments related to the proposal include site-specific lot frontage and reduced parking requirements.

Location Map

Application Type & File Numbers:  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-919) and Site Plan Approval (D11-375)

 

Status:  Under Review

 Contacts

Owner:  Trustees of Regent Park United Church of Canada

Agent:  United Property Resource Corporation

City Planner:  Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca, or Anna Dankewich, Intermediate Planner, adankewich@orillia.ca

 Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Applicant's Open House

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice of Passing

 Drawings
Site Plan with Architectural Drawings - May 2022
 Reports

Planning Justification Report and Land Use Compatibility Study – May 2022

Neighbourhood Context Elevation – May 2022

Shadow Study – May 2022

Arborist Report – May 2022

Parking Needs Study and Traffic Brief – May 2022

Functional Servicing Report – May 2022

Stormwater Management Report – May 2022

388 West Street North - Landen Homes 388 Inc. Draft Plan of Subdivision - 36 Townhouse Units
Description of Development
The City has received complete applications from Morgan Planning and Development Inc. for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment together with a Draft Plan of Subdivision and Draft Plan of Condominium.  The application related to the properties known municipally as 388 and 392 West Street North and includes a portion of 400 West Street North which was recently added by lot addition to the land holdings.  The 0.75 hectares (1.8 acre) property is located on the east side of West Street North, south of Fittons Road and has an approximate frontage of 75.6 metres (248 feet) along West Street North.  

Location Map

The developer, Landen Homes 388 Inc. is proposing a 36 unit, Back-to-back Townhouse Common Element Condominium development together with a private road network and amenity area.  A total of 87 parking spaces are proposed consisting of 36 driveway spaces, 36 garage spaces and 14 visitor parking spaces of which three (3) spaces will be dedicated to Barrier Free Parking.  Access to the subdivision is proposed from West Street North by way of a private road which would be created as part of a Common Elements Condominium.

Drawing Graphic of Proposed Development

Application Type & File Numbers:  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-908); Draft Plan of Subdivision (File No. 43T-21002) and Draft Plan of Condominium (43CD-21001)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Landen Homes 388 Inc., Dennis Bottero, dennis@landenhomes.com, Bernadette Wainman, bernadette@landenhomes.com  

Agent:  Morgan Planning and Development Inc., Joshua Morgan, RPP, jmorgan@morganplanning.ca, Victoria Lemieux, RPP, vlemieux@morganplanning.ca 

City Planner:  Jeff Duggan, Senior Planner, jduggan@orillia.ca   

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates 

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Applicant's Open House

Notice of Public Meeting 

Drawings
Site Plan 
Reports

Planning Justification Report – November 2021

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment – September 2021

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment – November 2021

Functional Servicing Report – November 2021

Storm Water Management Report – September 2021

Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Report – July 2021

Species at Risk Assessment – November 2021

Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment – September 2021

Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment Supplementary – September 2021

Traffic Impact Brief – September 2021

Traffic Impact Brief Supplementary 1 – February 2022

Traffic Impact Brief Supplementary 2 – April 2022

 
252 Peter Street North - Change of Zoning from Institutional (I1) to Residential (R1)
Description of Development 

The City has received a Development Application to amend Zoning By-law No. 2014-44 in order to change the zoning on the subject lands from Institutional to Residential and to recognize existing deficiencies related to Lot Area, and the Rear Yard Setback to an existing dwelling.  The intention being to sever these lands into a separate and conveyable residential lot. 

Location Map

Application Type & File No:  Zoning By-law Amendment (D14-916)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  2772090 Ontario Corp.

Agent:  Morgan Planning & Development Inc. (Josh Morgan), jmorgan@morganplanning.ca  

City Planner:  Anna Dankewich, Intermediate Planner, adankewich@orillia.ca, or Ali Chapple, Senior Planner, achapple@orillia.ca

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates 
Notice of Complete Application and Notice of Public Meeting re. Zoning By-law Amendment
Drawings

Site Plan - April 2022

Severance Sketch - April 2022 

Reports
Planning Justification Report - April 2022 
 
4501 Uhthoff Line - Inch Farm Draft Plan of Subdivision- 356 Residential Units
 Description of Development

The City has received complete applications from LIV Communities for a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-911) together with a Red Line Revision to an existing Draft Plan of Subdivision with respect to the property know municipally as 4501 Uhthoff Line.  The 13.6 hectare subject property is located on the northern boundary of the City on the east side of Uhthoff Line just north of the City-owned Inch Property Employment Lands.  The existing Draft Plan of Subdivision, originally approved in 1993 with no lapsing provision, was originally designed for a total of 169 dwelling units (123 Single Detached Dwellings and 46 Semi-Detached Dwellings).  The subject land (formerly referred to as the Inch Property Residential Subdivision) was recently purchased by LIV Communities and is proposed to be developed for 44 Single Detached Dwelling Units and 128 Townhouse Dwelling Units for a total of 172 Dwelling Units to be located on municipal roads together with two future Common Element Condominium blocks (proposed to contain 114 Townhouse Dwelling Units and 70 Back-to-Back Townhouse Dwelling Units on future private condominium roads).  The parcel of land is proposed to be developed for a total of 356 Dwelling Units; two Stormwater Management ponds; a future City-owned park; 15-21m wide Environmental Protection buffer on either side of the coldwater tributary to Silver Creek; and various servicing and walkway blocks.

Location Map

 

Application Type & File Nos:  Red Line Revision to Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment (File Nos:  43T-90023 & D14-911)

 

Status:  Under Review

 Contacts

Owner:  LIV Communities (Sam Badawi)

Agent:  Corbett Land Strategies Inc. (Nick Wood)

City Planner:  Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, 705-329-7241, jlewis@orillia.ca

 Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Applicant's Open House

 Drawings

Revised Conceptual Design Plan - June 2022

Revised Red Line Draft Plan of Subdivision - June 2022

 Reports

Planning Justification Report - June 2022

Scoped Environmental Impact Study - December 2021

Functional Servicing Report and Stormwater Management Plan - June 2022

Noise Impact Study - December 2021

December 2020 Hydrogeological Study - December 2021

October 2020 Geotechnical Report - December 2021

December 2021 Updated Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Study - December 2021

Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment - December 2021

Traffic Impact Study - December 2021

Response Letter from Cunningham Environmental Associates - June 2022

Supplemental Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Investigation - June 2022

 600 Sundial Drive - 2 Apartment Buildings
 Description of Development

Proposed for the Phase 2 lands is a single twelve (12) storey Apartment Dwelling with 146 Units focused on seniors living and to be attached to the existing retirement home via the two (2) storey amenity building.  The Phase 2 development will include 146 parking spaces, located underground parking, in an enclosed surface level parking area and unenclosed parking areas.  This portion of the development includes shared amenity areas.

 

The Phase 3 lands consist of a new single fourteen (14) storey Apartment Dwelling, with 132 residential units and not proposed to be attached to the other buildings on site.  The Phase 3 development will provide 165 parking spaces, located underground parking, in an enclosed surface level parking area and unenclosed parking areas.  This portion of the development includes associated indoor and outdoor amenity areas.

 

Access will be provided from the existing Sundial Drive entrance and a new entrance to be constructed from Laclie Street.

Drawing of Proposed Development

Location Map

 

Application Type & File Nos.:  Official Plan Amendment (D09-206) and Zoning By-law Amendment (D14-907)

 

Status:  Under Review

 Contacts

Owner:  M5V Construction Management, M5V Developments, 416-200-5122, www.m5vinc.com

Agent:  Morgan Planning and Development, Joshua Morgan, jmorgan@morganplanning.ca

City Planner:  Ali Chapple, Senior Planner, achapple@orillia.ca, or Anna Dankewich, Intermediate Planner, adankewich@orillia.ca

 

 Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Public Open House from Agent

Notice of Public Meeting

 Drawings

Site Plan, August 2022

Elevations East/West, January 2022

Elevations Phase 2 North/South, January 2022

Elevations Phase 3 North/South, January 2022

 Reports

Consultants Planning Justification Report, August 2022

Functional Servicing Report, January 2022

Parking Impact Study, January 2022

Traffic Impact Study, January 2022

Shadow Study, January 2022

Memo to Staff re. Public Information Meeting, August 2022

Public Comment Tracking Chart

Letter from Pinestone Engineering

 

Commercial/Industrial

 

28 West Street North - Site Specific Zone to permit a Laundromat
 
Description of Development

The City has received an application to amend the Zoning By-law to rezone the subject property from Downtown Shoulder One (DS1) Zone to a site-specific Downtown Shoulder One Exception (DS1-X) to permit a laundromat as an additional permitted use. The application also seeks to recognize a parking deficiency to allow two (2) additional dwelling units. The applicant proposes to pay cash-in-lieu where one new parking space would otherwise be required and enter into a Parking Agreement with the City. There is no exterior construction or addition to the exterior of the building proposed and no parking is provided on-site. 

Location Map

Application Type & File Numbers:  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-918)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  2770112 Ontario Ltd.

Agent:  Morgan Planning and Development Inc., Joshua Morgan, RPP, jmorgan@morganplanning.ca

City Planner:  Anna Dankewich, Intermediate Planner, adankewich@orillia.ca, or Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Public Meeting

Drawings
Plan of Survey - Prepared December, 2020
Reports

Planning Justification Report – prepared by MORGAN Planning and Development, April 2022

Functional Servicing Report – prepared by Tatham Engineering, September 2021, revised April 2022

 100 Colborne Street West - Accutrac Management Inc. - Additional Use Request
 
 Description of Development

 It is proposed that “Offices - Business, Professional and/or Administrative”, which are not health care related wish to occupy space within the existing building located on this site.

Location Map

Application Type & File Nos:  Official Plan Amendment File No. D09-207 and Zoning By-Law Amendment File No. D14-921

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Accutrac Management Inc.

Agent:  Roderick Young, Project Manager

City Planner:  Ali Chapple, Senior Planner, achapple@orillia.ca

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting
Drawings
Site Plan - June 2022
Reports
Planning Justification Report - June 2022
Institutional
 
Zoning By-law/Official Plan Housekeeping Amendments
 
Housekeeping Amendments to the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment 

The City has initiated amendments to this Official Plan and Zoning By-law:

  • To bring the City's Official Plan into compliance with recent Provincial changes to the Planning Act which proposes new minimum submission requirements for Site Plan Approval applications and updated minimum submission requirements for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision/Condominium, and Consent applications as a result of Bill 109 (More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022).
  • To make minor changes to the City's Zoning By-law's definitions and text in order to further improve and clarify the City's Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-44, as amended. 

 

Application Type & File Nos.:  Official Plan Amendment D08-208 and Zoning By-law Amendment D14-922

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts
City Planner:  Jeff Duggan, Senior Planner, jduggan@orillia.ca, or Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca
Public Consultation and Meeting Dates 
Notice of Public Meeting
Documents Available for Review

Draft Official Plan Amendment

Draft Zoning By-law Amendment Sections:

 

Approved Development Activity

Development Activity with Map and Building Permit Statistics

A summary of approved residential, commercial/industrial and institutional development projects within the City of Orillia, together with a map showing the location of each individual development using its corresponding colour and number, is linked below.

 

This summary is updated semi-annually at the beginning and mid year:

 

 Building Permit Statistics

Click here for the most recent Building Permit Reports.

 

Looking for REAL ESTATE Opportunities?
If you are looking for development or investment opportunities view Economic Development's "Find a Property" page to find current Commercial and Industrial land and buildings For Sale and For Lease. For additional assistance please contact the Economic Development Department at 705-325-4900 or edc@orillia.ca
  Residential Average Purchase Price (Annual):

  

2018 2019 2020 2021 % Change 
$374,703 $397,123 $425,480 $615,244 44.6%

For more information visit: The Lakelands Association of Realtors

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The City has initiated amendments to this Official Plan and Zoning By-law:

·       To bring the City’s Official Plan into compliance with recent Provincial changes to the Planning Act which proposes new minimum submission requirements for Site Plan Approval applications and updated minimum submission requirements for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision/Condominium, and Consent applications as a result of Bill 109 (More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022).

To make minor changes to the City’s Zoning By-law’s definitions and text in order to further improve and clarify the City’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-44, as amended.

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