NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE September 5, 2019

Hearst Planning Area Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review


TAKE NOTICE
that the Town of Hearst and Hearst Planning Board invite all interested persons to attend a Public Open House in order to consider revisions and provide input on the following two (2) Draft Zoning By-laws, pursuant to the requirements of Sections 26(9) and 34(12) of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, as amended:

  • Town of Hearst Draft Zoning By-law; and
  • Unorganized Territories of the Hearst Planning Area Draft Zoning By-law.

EVENT DETAILS: The Public Open House will be held as follows:
Monday, September 23, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (presentation at 6:30 pm)
Inovo Center, 523 Highway 11 East, Hearst, ON

A Zoning By-law is a legal document that implements the policies of the Official Plan of the Hearst Planning Area. The Zoning By-laws translate the land use planning objectives and policies of the Official Plan into detailed standards for how a property may be developed including the types of uses that are permitted on a property; where buildings and other structures can be located; lot sizes and dimensions; parking requirements; building heights; and setbacks from streets.

At the Public Open House, the Draft Zoning By-law will be available for review. Staff from the Township and WSP, the Township’s consultant, will be available to answer questions and obtain comments.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Town of Hearst and Hearst Planning Board are undertaking a Comprehensive Review of their Zoning By-laws. The Town of Hearst’s existing Zoning By-law was approved by Council in 2005 and applies to the Town of Hearst. The Hearst Planning Board’s existing Zoning By-law was approved by the Hearst Planning Board in 1996 and applies to the unorganized townships within the Hearst Planning Area (Casgrain, Hanlan, Kendall, Lowther and Way). Under the Planning Act, each Zoning By-law is required to be updated to conform to the Official Plan of the Hearst Planning Area, approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in November 2017.

THE SUBJECT LANDS of the Town of Hearst Draft Zoning By-law include the entirety of lands located within the Town of Hearst’s municipal boundary. The subject lands of the Unorganized Territories of the Hearst Planning Area Draft Zoning By-law includes the entirety of the unorganized lands within the Hearst Planning Area (Geographic Townships of Casgrain, Hanlan, Kendall, Lowther and Way). As such, no key map is provided.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION related to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review process, and to obtain the Draft Zoning By-laws, please visit the Township’s website at: http://www.hearst.ca/en/town-hall/departments/planning/. The Draft Zoning By-laws will also be available at the following location during regular hours:

925 Alexandra Street
Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
(Monday to Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Council of the Town of Hearst or Hearst Planning Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Town of Hearst or Hearst Planning Board before the By-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

IF A PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Town of Hearst or Hearst Planning Board before the By-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the decision of the Council of the Town of Hearst or Hearst Planning Board on the proposed Zoning By-laws you must make a written request to the Town of Hearst or Hearst Planning Board at the below address.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, please contact:

Kory Hautcoeur
Chief Building Official and Director of Planning
Town of Hearst
925 Alexandra Street
Hearst, ON P0L 1N0
Tel: (705) 372-2818
Email: khautcoeur@hearst.ca

Dated at the Town of Hearst this 28h day of August 2019.