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Interim Control By-Law for Off-street Parking within BIAs

Please refer to the Off-Street Parking in Traditional Commercial Streets​ page for more information about the land use study related to these Interim Control By-laws. ​

Interim Control By-law 136-2016​

Notice of Passing of Interim Control By-Law 127-2015


Downtown Windsor Planning Study

The Downtown Windsor Planning Study is a comprehensive review of downtown Windsor. The goal of the Study is to update the vision for downtown and ensure that development standards are current to guide future growth and development in the downtown to achieve the updated vision. The Study will include a review of the different sectors (residential, commercial, institutional, etc.) and recommend potential developments; a review of the current Official Plan policies and land use designations; and, a review of the zoning. As a result, amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, and the preparation of a Community Improvement Plan may be recommended to Council.

Planning and Building Services will be holding a Public Visioning Session as part of the Study process. The event will be held in an open house style and will give the public a chance to learn about the Study and allow the public to offer thoughts on a vision for downtown Windsor.

Date: October 28, 2015
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Location: Windsor Family Aquatic Complex, 401 Pitt Street West, Windsor

For more information, questions, or comments please contact:

Laura Diotte, MCIP, RPP
Planner III – Special Projects
Planning and Building Services, City of Windsor
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, OntarioN9A 7K6

Phone: 519-255-6543 x6396
Email: lbdiotte@citywindsor.ca

Or

Greg Atkinson, MCIP, RPP
Planner III – Economic Development
Planning and Building Services, City of Windsor
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, OntarioN9A 7K6
Phone: 519-255-6543 x6582
Email: gatkinson@citywindsor.ca


 

Official Plan Amendment No. 91 – Sandwich South Secondary Plan

This Secondary Plan applies to a significant portion of the Transferred Lands referred to as the Sandwich South Secondary Plan Area.A portion of the Transferred Lands has already been subject to a Secondary Plan process. The East Pelton Secondary Plan (EPSP) was approved as OPA #74. The EPSP was initiated as the result of the demand for a Provincial Detention Facility (South West Detention Centre, SWDC) and short-term development pressures in the East Pelton Area. The northerly portion of East Pelton currently remains in a "Future Development" designation as these lands are adjacent to the Windsor International Airport. Future development in East Pelton is contingent on the long-term development of the Airport and servicing of the area.

The Secondary Plan project has been undertaken in a parallel process with an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study of the Lauzon Parkway being completed by McCormick Rankin Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation, in conjunction with the City of Windsor and County of Essex. The Lauzon Parkway EA has been undertaken to examine transportation alternatives for the establishment of a major roadway transportation link between Highway 401 and the current urban limits of the City of Windsor.The objective of the Lauzon Parkway EA is to develop a Transportation Plan and provide recommendations regarding future transportation needs necessary to support increased traffic resulting from growth in Windsor, Tecumseh, Lakeshore and surrounding municipalities as well as growth in international transportation between Windsor and Detroit.

The Lauzon Parkway EA also includes a review of future transportation requirements and development of future transportation plans for County Road 42, which crosses the Study Area in an east-west direction and extends through the Town of Tecumseh and into the Town of Lakeshore.

Public consultation leading up to the required Open House and Public Meetings included a series of Public Information Centres held in conjunction with the EA Study, as well as public workshops wherein property owners from the area were invited to participate in early discussions regarding the future of the area.A detailed Background Report supporting this Secondary Plan was prepared by Meridian Planning Consultants Inc. in August 2011.The Background report identifies the policy rationale and justification leading to the development of the Secondary Plan.The development of the Secondary Plan also involved representatives of The Ministry of Transportation, County of Essex, Town of Tecumseh, Essex Region Conservation Authority and City of Windsor Staff.

 
OPA No. 91 Public Meeting
 
City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with Section 17(15)(d) of the Planning Act for the purpose of giving the public an opportunity to make representations in respect of the proposed Sandwich South Secondary Plan.
 
February 11, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
350 City Hall Square West
 
This meeting is open to any person who will have an opportunity to speak in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed Secondary Plan. After consideration of any verbal or written comments, the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee may consider the proposed Secondary Plan for adoption at the same meeting.
 
How to Provide Comment
 
Any person may submit written or verbal comments on the proposed Secondary Plan. If you wish to address the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee on the proposed Secondary Plan at the February 11, 2013 public meeting, please contact Council Services at 519-255-6432 to confirm the date, time and place of the meeting and/or ask to be listed as a delegation. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and wish to comment, please send your comments in writing to:
 
Council Services
City Hall, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S1
 
To receive a copy of Council’s decision on the Secondary Plan please make a request to Council Services.
 
Information requests or questions should be directed to:
 
Chris Aspila, Official Plan Project Manager
Phone: 519-255-6543 x 6446

or

Simona Simion, Policy Planner
Phone: 519-255-6543 x 6397
Email: ssimion@citywindsor.ca

Proposed Economic Revitalization Community Improvement Plan

The City of Windsor is preparing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to facilitate economic diversification and encourage job creation/retention within identified sectors of Windsor’s economy.

Purpose and Effect of Proposed CIP
 
The proposed Economic Revitalization CIP has two main purposes:

 

  1. To diversify the local economy by attracting new businesses that represent new and desirable sectors of the local economy; and
  2. To encourage job creation through the attraction of new businesses and/or expansion of existing businesses into identified sectors of the economy.

The Community Improvement Plan will enable the City to provide financial incentives, in the form of a grant for eligible costs, to owners or tenants of land and buildings that invest and create/retain jobs in the targeted sectors identified by the CIP.

Approval of the Economic Revitalization CIP will also enable the City to undertake the following actions, provided they are in conformity with the CIP:

    • Acquire, hold, clear, grade or otherwise prepare land;
    • Construct, repair, rehabilitate or improve buildings on land acquired or held by the City; and
    • Sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of any land and buildings acquired or held by the City to any person or government authority for use in conformity with the CIP.


Subject Lands

The proposed Economic Revitalization CIP applies to all land within the municipal boundaries of the City of Windsor.

Public Open House

The City of Windsor will host a courtesy public open house for the purpose of giving the public an opportunity to review the draft Economic Revitalization CIP and ask questions of City staff.

January 18, 2011
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
400 City Hall Square East, 4th Floor
Meeting Room 409


Public Meeting

City Council will hold a public meeting in accordance with Section 17(15)(d) of the Planning Act for the purpose of giving the public an opportunity to make representations in respect of the proposed .

January 31, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
350 City Hall Square West


This meeting is open to any person, who will have an opportunity to speak in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed CIP. After consideration of any verbal or written comments, City Council may consider the proposed Economic Revitalization CIP for adoption at the same meeting.

How to View a Copy of the Draft Community Improvement Plan

The public may view the draft Economic Revitalization CIP at the City’s Planning Department Office, Suite 404B, 400 City Hall Square East, after January 7th, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The draft CIP will also be available at the January 18, 2011 public open house in Room 409 of 400 City Hall Square East.

View/download a copy of the draft Economic Revitalization CIP.

How to Provide Comment

Any person may submit written or verbal comments on the proposed CIP. If you wish to address City Council on the proposed CIP at the January 31, 2011 public meeting, please contact Council Services at 519-255-6432 to confirm the date, time and place of the meeting and/or ask to be listed as a delegation. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and wish to comment, please send your comments in writing to:

Council Services
City Hall, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S1
clerks@citywindsor.ca


To receive a copy of Council’s decision on the CIP please make a request to Council Services.

Information requests or questions should be directed to:

Neil Robertson, Manager of Urban Design
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Ph: (519) 255-6543 Ext.6461
Fax: (519) 255-6544
E: nrobertson@citywindsor.ca

Official Plan Amendment No. 77 – Potentially Contaminated Site Policies
The City’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) endorsed proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 77 (OPA 77) at its November 18, 2010 meeting.

OPA 77 has been initiated by the City of Windsor to implement the planning policy recommendations endorsed by Council as part of the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy. The proposed policy changes aim to ensure the Official Plan contains clear policy direction regarding the assessment, remediation, and/or risk management of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites prior to development. The major shift in policy direction concerns the requirement for a Record of Site Condition as part of the planning and building permit approvals process. OPA 77 applies City wide.

Official Plan Amendment No. 77 was scheduled to be considered by City Council for approval at its December 13, 2010 meeting, however this meeting was cancelled. Please take notice that Official Plan Amendment No. 77 will be considered for approval at a City Council meeting taking place on:

Monday January 24, 2011
5:00pm in Council Chambers
City Hall, 3rd Floor
350 City Hall Square West


Members of the public who wish to express an interest in this Official Plan Amendment may submit written comments to City Council through the City Clerk’s Office or appear as a delegation at the January 24, 2011 meeting. Parking is available in the municipal pay lots at City Hall Square.

Anyone wishing to confirm the date and time of the meeting, submit written comments, or appear as a delegation should contact the City Clerk’s Office (Tel: 519-255-6432 or dial 311 or Email: clerks@citywindsor.ca ).

View/download Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 77.

For additional information on OPA 77 please contact:
Greg Atkinson, Policy Planner
Phone: 519-255-6543 x 6582
Email: gatkinson@citywindsor.ca


Official Plan Amendment No. 78 – Community Improvement Policies
The City’s Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) endorsed proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 78 (OPA 78) at its November 18, 2010 meeting.

OPA 78 has been initiated by the City of Windsor to update the community improvement policies as part of the Official Plan Review. The proposed policies aim to ensure the Official Plan contains a flexible policy basis to undertake a variety of municipal actions and offer a range of financial incentives through the community improvement process. A need for the proposed policy changes was identified in the 'Looking Back' phase of the Official Plan Review and the recommended polices were endorsed by Council as part of the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy. OPA 78 applies City wide.

Official Plan Amendment No. 78 was scheduled to be considered by City Council for approval at its December 13, 2010 meeting, however this meeting was cancelled. Please take notice that Official Plan Amendment No. 78 will be considered for approval at a City Council meeting taking place on:

Monday January 24, 2011
5:00pm in Council Chambers
City Hall, 3rd Floor
350 City Hall Square West


Members of the public who wish to express an interest in this Official Plan Amendment may submit written comments to City Council through the City Clerk’s Office or appear as a delegation at the January 24, 2011 meeting. Parking is available in the municipal pay lots at City Hall Square.

Anyone wishing to confirm the date and time of the meeting, submit written comments, or appear as a delegation should contact the City Clerks Office (Tel: 519-255-6432 or dial 311 or Email: clerks@citywindsor.ca ).

View/download Draft Official Plan Amendment No. 78.
For additional information on OPA 78 please contact:
Greg Atkinson, Policy Planner
Phone: 519-255-6543 x 6582
Email: gatkinson@citywindsor.ca

Sandwich South Area Official Plan Amendment Public Open House #2


Development Application Fees Increases and Changes to Appliaction Forms

    • Open House

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Town of Walkerville Meeting Room 3rd Floor City Hall, 350 City Hall Square West


As part of the 2009 Corporate Budget process, Council approved a phased increase in Development Application fees. Development Application fees are to be increased for cost recovery and by phasing these increases in 2010 and 2011.

Representatives of Tunnock Consulting Ltd and Planning Department Staff will be available at the Town of Walkerville Meeting Room, 350 City Hall Square West, to review the process to determine these fees, the fee structure and review revised application forms for rezoning and Official Plan Amendments.

Planning Act Development fees affected include Committee of Adjustment (variance and consent), Rezoning, Plans of Subdivision and Condominium, Condominium Conversion, Official Plan Amendments, Site Plan Control, Municipal Addressing Applications, etc.

Fees are to go in effect October 1, 2010 for 2010 and January 1, 2011 for 2011 fees.

Proposed fees structure and draft applications for Zoning By-Law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment.


Sandwich Heritage Conservation District Conservation Plan Final Draft Report

The Sandwich Heritage Conservation District Plan DRAFT Final Report will be presented to the Windsor Heritage Committee at their regular meeting on August 13, 2008 at 5:30 pm. The Sandwich Heritage Conservation District Plan DRAFT Report has been prepared to provide a framework for the protection, management, and enhancement of the proposed Sandwich Heritage Conservation District. A copy of the report can be found at (link to report) or call Council services at 519-255-6222

If you would like to appear as a delegation please contact Karen Kador before August 8, 2008 at 519-255-6222 extension 6430.

When – August 13, 2008
Where – Room 405, 400 City Hall Sq. E. Windsor, Ontario
Time – 5:30 pm

For more information, please contact:

Ken Buck, Project Manager –Stantec Consulting
Phone: 519-836-6050
Email: kbuck@stantec.com

Jim Abbs, Policy Planner
Phone: 519-255-6543 x 6317
Email: jabbs@citywindsor.ca


Ward Residents Speak Out About Community Strategic Plan

Hundreds of residents turned out in January to provide ideas on culture, economics, environment and government in five community meetings centred around the City's people-based Community Strategic Plan. Meetings were held in each of the city's five wards.

The community priorities workshops were led by facilitator Bob Woodburn, a consultant from Woodburn Life Balance Associates Inc.

The information gathered at the community workshops will influence the city’s 2007-2010 budget process and the updating of the Community Strategic Plan.

Participants were divided into small groups for discussion on nine different questions. Led by volunteer facilitators, the public’s comments were recorded and each group was asked to respond during the report-back portion of the evening’s agenda.

Findings from the community meetings were compiled for a February 1 presentation to community leaders. A final report will be provided to City Council.

Learn more in our informative flyer, Working Together for Our Community’s Future – Our People-Based Community Strategic Plan.


Annexed Lands Master Planning Study

Public Open House - Thursday September 7, 2006
The City of Windsor has initiated a Master Planning Study for the lands transferred from the Town of Tecumseh. These lands are approximately 2500 hectares in area, and include the Windsor Airport and are generally bound by Highway 401 to the south, the E.C. Row Expressway to the north, Walker Road to the west and a portion of Banwell Road to the east, as shown on the map below. The Purpose of this Open House is to display and receive comment on two land use concepts for the transferred area, including the background studies that went into the development of the land use concepts. The input received from the public will be used to assist in the evaluation, selection and refinement of a preferred concept and associated land use designation and policies. All interested persons are invited to attend. Location: Windsor Christian Fellowship Church – 4490 7th Concession(off of Walker Road, Across from Costco)

Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Related Documents:
Official Plan Amendment
Master Plan Study - Employment Analysis
Master Plan Study - Housing Demand Analysis
Master Plan Study - Population
Updated Land Needs Requirements
Annexed Lands Planning Study - Background Information
Annexed Lands Planning Study - Concept #1
Annexed Lands Planning Study - Concept #2
Annexed Lands Planning Study - Concept #3
Annexed Lands Planning Study - Concept #4
Background Reports Summary Executive Summary
Council Approved Concept Plan
Windsor Annexed Lands Report Summary
Annexed Areas Proposed Official Plan Amendment
Schedule A - Planning Districts Policy Areas
Schedule B - Greenway System
Schedule C - Development Constraint Areas
Schedule C1 - Development Constraint Areas Archaelogical Potential
Schedule D - Land Use Draft for OPA
Schedule F - Roads / Bikeways
Schedule F1 - Railway Lands
Schedule G - Civic Image
Schedule H - Baseplan Development

For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca


Proposed Wind Turbine Zoning Regulations

The City of Windsor Planning Advisory Committee and Council will consider changes to General Zoning By-laws 8600 and 85-18. The Planning Department is recommending changes to the zoning by-laws to permit, in a more consistent manner, the erection of wind turbines in all zoning districts. Regulations governing minimum separation from a dwelling (both on or off site), minimum lot area and maximum tower height would apply.

View the Turbine Zoning Regulations Public Notice(pdf document)
View the Report to the Planning Advisory Committee (pdf document)

For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca


Forest Glade North Planning Area Secondary Plan
December 10, 2003

Public Open House No. 2

The City of Windsor has retained Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited (MMM)to assist in preparing a Secondary Plan for the Forest Glade North Planning Area, which is bounded by Tecumseh Road East to the south, Lauzon Parkway tothe east, and the CN Rail corridors to the north and west, as illustrated in the Figure below.

Public Notice

A number of factors have necessitated the need for a comprehensive review and new direction for the Forest Glade North Planning Area, including:

The need for more detailed planning and policy framework to ensure the comprehensive development of this large underutilized and strategically located area;
Pressure for Commercial type uses as opposed to the Business Park uses currently envisioned by the Official Plan; and
The potential western extension of Catherine Street and its connection to the south or west.
The purpose of this study is to prepare the background material necessary to support a Secondary Plan and then prepare the Secondary Plan for theForest Glade North Planning Area. The Secondary Plan will detail and complement the more general planning policies of the City of Windsor Official Plan: Volume I.

The purpose of this Open House was to present the preferred Secondary Plan and Land Use Plan for the Forest Glade North Planning Area.

For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca


Hydro Corridor Lands
October 22, 2003

The Government of Ontario has assumed ownership of Hydro One Networks transmission corridor lands. In addition to electrical transmission and distribution that the corridor lands provide, the government is also interested in providing opportunities for secondary uses that would benefit the public.

Municipalities across the Province have been primary users of corridor lands for transit, parks, trails, road crossings, parking lots and other secondary uses.

The purpose of this public open house is to receive public input on potential municipal secondary land uses for corridor lands.

For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca

 

 
Annexed Lands Master Planning Study and Master Servicing Study

 

June 24, 2003

 

The City of Windsor has initiated a Master Planning Study and Class Environmental Assessment Master Servicing Study for the lands recently annexed from the Town of Tecumseh. These lands are approximately 2300 hectares in area, and include the Windsor Airport and are generally bound by Highway 401 to the south, the E.C. Row Expressway to the north, Walker Road to the west and a portion of Banwell Road to the east, as shown on the map below.

There have been Public Open House sessions held for the purpose of introducing and receiving input on three preliminary land use concepts for the recently annexed territory, including the background studies that went into the development of the land use concepts. Servicing issues that have been identified by the Master Servicing Study were presented. The input received from the public will be used to assist in the evaluation, selection and refinement of a preferred concept and associated land use designation and policies in the near future.

 


St. Clair College Planning Area Lands
June 19, 2002

During 2002 there were two public open house meetings. Please click on the following link to view the details of the first public open house meeting:

The first public meeting allowed the opportunity for public input. The second public meeting unveiled three (3) alternative development concepts generated in part on the information received at Public Information Centre #1. The public was asked to rank various elements of the three alternativedevelopments concepts and to express their overall desire for development within the planning area.

St. Clair College Plan Public Meeting # 2(boards 4 to 11)
Comment Sheet Public Meeting # 2.


The third public meeting was scheduled for Fall 2002, but has since been delayed to address various significant land use concerns raised. Once the concerns are addressed, a preferred land use plan will be unveiled and presented at a Public Information Centre which will be followed by the development of a draft Secondary Plan.

The City of Windsor retained the services of Marshall Macklin and Monaghan Limited to prepare the Secondary Plan. The lands located within the Secondary Plan Area are bound by Highway 3 to the west, Cabana Road to the north, the eastern limit of the St. Clair College lands, and Cousineau Road to the south. The factors that necessitated the need for a comprehensive review and a new direction for the St. Clair College Planning Area included:

    • The implementation of the majority of planning directions previously established for the westerly portion of the Planning Area;
    • The planned expansion of St. Clair College's educational and residence facilities;
    • The potential signalization of the College's entrance at Highway 3 in concert with a proposed arterial road connection to the Town of LaSalle; and
    • Development interest in the St. Clair College Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA).


The Secondary Plan will detail and complement the more general planning policies of the City of Windsor Official Plan, thereby ensuring the orderly, efficient and appropriate development of the St. Clair College Planning Area lands. Should you wish to know the details of the plan and provide us with some comments, please click on the following links:

Sandison Development Plan

The City of Windsor Planning Advisory Committee will consider recommendations of the Planning Department related to policies regarding the creation of detailed planning policies for the future development of the area located between Howard Avenue and the DRTP Mainline (formerly CN CASO) from Cabana Road East to the intersection of Howard Avenue and South Cameron Boulevard. These lands currently consist of existing residences, vacant lands, future residences, commercial uses, and institutional uses.

For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:
Planning & Building Services Department
Suite 404, 400 City Hall Square East
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 7K6
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544
Email: planningdept@citywindsor.ca


Detroit Windsor Tunnel Constraint Area Policy

The City of Windsor carried out a study to determine what, if any, potential conflict may arise between new construction and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel. The result of that study was the identification of a development constraint area around the Tunnel that will require that any construction to take place in the development constraint area will require further study and investigation to determine possible impacts on the tunnel and to determine what impacts the ongoing operation of the tunnel may have on the development proposed.

Associated Files (pdf format)

 

Provincially Significant Wetlands Official Plan Amendment

 

In 2009, the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources identified several areas of provincially significant wetlands within the City of Windsor. The City of Windsor must comply and has been directed on the preparation of an Official Plan amendment. The purpose of the amendment is to identify provincially designated wetlands in the Official Plan and to introduce policies that protect and enhance provincially significant wetlands and provincially significant coastal wetlands. These Official Plan amendments are being heard at the Monday September 20th, 2010 meeting of Council.

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