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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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Development Applications Under Review

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

Residential

 

406/410 Gill Street and 152 Oxford Street – 20 Townhouses
Description of Development

The City has received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the development 20 Townhouse Dwelling Units. Three of the Townhouse Dwelling Units are proposed to have direct access to Oxford Street, while 17 Townhouse Dwelling Units will be accessed from a proposed private road to be connected to Gill Street. The Zoning By-law requires a minimum of 30 parking spaces of which 8 visitor parking spaces are required. A total of 46 parking spaces are proposed, of which 8 spaces will be dedicated to visitor parking (including two Barrier Free). Requested amendments to the Zoning By-law for the proposed development include site-specific reductions to the minimum requirements for Lot Area, Lot Frontage, Front, Interior, and Rear Yard Setbacks, and Landscaped Buffer Widths.

 

The applicant intends to submit a Draft Plan of Subdivision and Draft Plan of Common Elements Condominium application to create individual freehold lots of which 17 of the units will be serviced by a private condominium road. 

Location Map

Application Type and File Number(s):  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-929)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  William David Lewis

Agent:  Kyle Galvin, IPS Consulting Inc.

City Planner:  Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca 

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Applicant's Public Open House

Notice of Public Meeting - TBD

Drawings

Concept Plan - December 2023

Draft Plan of Subdivision - December 2023

Draft Plan of Condominium - December 2023

Conceptual Building Elevations - March 2023

Reports

Planning Justification Report and Land Use Compatibility Study - December 2023

Traffic Brief - December 2023

Stormwater Management Report - December 2023

Functional Servicing Report - December 2023

Shadow Study - December 2023

Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessment - December 2023

Trailside Neighbourhood Plan (735 Line 15 North, 825 Line 15 North, 875 Line 15 North and 925 Line 15 North)
Description of Development

Development Applications are under review to amend the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law to implement a Neighbourhood Plan and Draft Plan of Subdivision, which will result in 1,300 new Residential Units (representing Low, Medium and High Density forms), Roads and Infrastructure, Commercial Uses, Community Uses and Integrated Trail Systems.

 

PROPOSAL:

The Trailside Neighbourhood Plan will be registered and constructed in seven (7) phases and proposes the following:

  • A greenfield density of approximately 51.4 persons / jobs per hectare.
  • 1,300 new residential units consisting of:
    • single detached dwellings
    • semi-detached dwellings
    • freehold street townhouses
    • four medium density blocks (i.e. townhouse or low rise apartment units)
    • one high density block (i.e. high rise apartment units)
  • Two school sites,
  • One local commercial block,
  • A neighbourhood park and Integrated trails system, and

Approximately 41 ha of environmentally protected lands including a wood lot and the Bass Lake Wetland area.

Location Map

Application Type and File Numbers:  Official Plan Amendment File No. D09-207, Zoning By-Law Amendment File No. D14-921 and Draft Plan of Subdivision: 43T-21001

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Charter Construction LP/ Mark Rich Homes Limited

Agent:  Josh Morgan, Morgan Planning and Development

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

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Public Open House

Public Feedback - Public Information Meeting - June 2021

Notice Of Public Meeting

Draft Official Plan Amendment By-law

Draft Zoning By-law Amendment By-law

Drawings

Neighbourhood Plan

Draft Plan of Subdivision

Phasing Plan

Parks and Trails Plan

Reports

Archaeological Study – Stages 1-3 and Ministry of Culture Clearance Letter

Archaeological Study - Stage 4 (August 2004)

Archaeological Study - Stage 4 (December 2005)

Commercial Needs Study

Environmental Impact Study

Geotechnical Report

Hydrogeological Report

Shadow Study (September 2021)

Functional Servicing and Preliminary Stormwater Management Report (February 2023) - Under Review

Traffic Impact Study - Under Review

625 Atherley Road - 8-Storey Apartment Building with 45 Residential Units

(More specifically - 625 & 643 Atherley Road & 642 Driftwood Road (which also includes the former Oak Street ROW))

 
Description of Development

The proposed development includes a new L-shaped 8-storey Apartment Building with 45 Dwelling Units and 96 Parking Spaces (68 parking spaces are required). Most of the tenant parking is located in the 1st level parking structure (43 spaces - see floor Plan for details). While the rest of the parking is mixed between visitors and tenants and located in 3 exterior lots. One lot located between the building and Lake Simcoe (25 spaces), a second smaller lot adjacent to Driftwood Road (15 spaces), and a 3rd lot with excess parking adjacent to Atherley Road (13 spaces), these spaces are within MTO’s setback and can not be considered required parking, which they are not. The development is now proposing two entrances, (Atherley Road and Driftwood Road). Pervious circulations of the Zoning By-law Amendment proposed a singular access off Driftwood Road only. The height of the proposed building is varied, stepping down in certain areas, but the highest height request at 8 storeys (30m), which requires a Zoning By-law exception. The development is setback the required distance from Lake Simcoe.

Location Map

Application Type & File Number(s):  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-902) and Site Plan Approval (File No. D11-387)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Coland Developments Corporation, David Colagiacomo, david@tripar.ca

Agent:  WSP Canada Inc., Natalie Boodram, Natalie.Boodram@wsp.com

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 1st Public Open House

Notice of 2nd Public Open House - March 7, 2023

Facilitators Report Dated April 27, 2023
Notice of Public Meeting - December 14, 2023
Drawings

Site Plan dated September 25, 2023

Floor Plans

Elevations

Architectural Drawings - Renderings and Profiles
Shoreline Protection Plan dated September 11, 2023
Tree Preservation Plan dated September 18, 2023

Draft Landscape Drawing Package dated September 18, 2023

Reports

Shadow Study

Shoreline Management Plan

Environmental Impact Study dated September 18, 2023

Entrance Analysis (Atherley and Driftwood)

Functional Servicing Report dated September 21, 2023
Stormwater Management Report dated September 20, 2023

Geotechnical Report

Traffic Brief (Dec. 2022)

Land Use Compatibility Report

Arborist Report dated September 21, 2023

233, 249 & 261 Coldwater Road – 8-Storey Apartment Building with 225 Residential Units
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 an 8-storey Apartment Building.  Amendments related to the proposal include a site-specific a reduction in landscaped open space, the number of required parking spaces and an increase in the maximum permitted building height to 28.35 metres.

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Application Type & File Number(s):  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-926) and Site Plan Approval (File No. D11-385)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Auroville Ltd.

Agent:  Innovative Planning Solutions, Tyler Kawall, tkawall@ipsconsultinginc.com

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

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates
Notice of Complete Application
Drawings

Boundary and Topographical Survey - prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc., August 20, 2021

 

Site Plan and Architectural Package including the following:

  • Site Plan (Ground Level)
  • Site Plan (Level 2)
  • Site Plan (Level 3)
  • Site Plan (Roof Level)
  • Fire Route Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan
  • Second Floor Plan
  • Third & Fourth Floor Plan
  • Fifth & Sixth Floor Plan
  • Seventh & Eighth Floor Plan
  • Mechanical Penthouse Plan
  • Roof Plan
  • Building Elevations

 

Civil Engineering Drawings including the following:

  • Site Grading Plan
  • Site Servicing Plan
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
  • Standard Details
  • Construction Mitigation Plan

 

Landscape Plan

Reports

Planning Justification Report

Servicing & Stormwater Management Report

Parking Justification Study

Photometric Analysis

Shadow Study

Stage 1 & 2 Archaeological Assessment

Traffic Impact Study

Geotechnical Investigation

Hydrogeological Assessment

 117, 119, 125, 127, 139 & 155 Barrie Road – 8-storey Apartment Building with 248 units
 
Description of Development

The City has received an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the development of an 8-storey Apartment Building with 248 Dwelling Units. The Zoning By-law requires a minimum of 372 parking spaces, whereas a total of 188 parking spaces are proposed (including a proposal to supply some of the parking from the adjacent property at 95 Barrie Road via easement).  Amendments related to the proposal include requested reductions in the Front Yard Setback, Interior Side Yard Setback, Minimum Landscaped Open Space, Minimum Landscaped Buffer Areas, and Minimum Parking Spaces, while requesting an increase to the Maximum Building Height to 26.5 metres (8-storeys).

Elevation Drawing

 

Location Map

 

Application Type & File Number(s):  Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-923)

 

Status:  Under Review

Contacts

Owner:  Magma Development

Agent:  South Bond Investments Ltd.

City Planner:  Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca

Public Consultation and Meeting Dates

Notice of Complete Application

Notice of Open House

Drawings
Site Plan with Conceptual Building Elevations & Neighbourhood Context Elevation - Dec 2022
Reports

Planning Justification Report including Land Use Compatibility Study and Shadow Study – Dec 2022

Arborist Report – Dec 2022

Parking Needs Study – Dec 2022

Traffic Impact Study – Dec 2022

Functional Servicing Report – Dec 2022

Geotechnical Report – Dec 2022

Hydrogeological Report – Dec 2022

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment – Dec 2022

Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment – Dec 2022

Stages 1 & 2 Archaeological Assessment – Dec 2022

Commercial/Industrial

 

Institutional
 
Housekeeping Amendments to the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment
 
 Description of Amendments
 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 as a result of Bill 23 (More Homes, Built Faster Act, 2022) to allow up to three dwelling units in a Semi-Detached or Townhouse Dwelling.
  • To amend the Zoning By-law to implement the 2023 Affordable Housing Action Plan to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Orillia.
  • To make minor changes to the City’s Zoning By-law’s definitions, text and mapping in order to further improve and clarify the City’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2014-44, as amended. 

 

Application Type & File Number(s):  Official Plan Amendment (File No. D08-210) and Zoning By-law Amendment (File No. D14-933)

 

Status:  Under Review

 Contact

City Planner:  Jill Lewis, Senior Planner, jlewis@orillia.ca

City Planner:  Susan Votour, Intermediate Planner, svotour@orillia.ca 

 Notice of Public Meeting
 Notice of Public Meeting re. Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments
 Documents Available for Review

Draft Official Plan Amendment

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the City’s Official Plan

 

Draft Zoning By-law Amendment

Summary of Proposed Amendments to the Zoning By-law 2014-44

 

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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